Rima McLeod, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Rima McLeod, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Medical Director, Toxoplasmosis Center

Rima McLeod, MD is internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive research in toxoplasmosis. She specializes in the comprehensive care of congenital toxoplasmosis and other Toxoplasma gondii infections.

In the laboratory, Dr. McLeod leads investigative studies designed to ultimately develop more effective screening, detection and treatment strategies for toxoplasmosis. Her research examines multiple aspects of this disease, including genetic factors, immune response, and vulnerable populations--specifically, pregnant women and newborns. Dr. McLeod's toxoplasmosis research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

She is a member of the committees on Molecular Medicine, Immunology, and Genetics, and a fellow with the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago. Dr. McLeod is also an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on toxoplasmosis and other subjects in pathology and infectious diseases. Additionally, she serves as a peer reviewer for many professional medical and scientific journals.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Association of Immunologists

Practicing Since

  • 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of California San Francisco


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania; University of California San Francisco Medical Center


  • Stanford University Hospital

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