James E. Gern, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Gern is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics. His areas of interest include childhood allergies, asthma, food allergies, and immune deficiency.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of MedicineDepartment of Pediatrics|
Professional Certifications and Education
Allergy & Immunology
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
State University of New York, Tufts University, Boston
State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
University of Southern Florida, Tampa, 1981
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Vascular Lesion Injections
Programs & Conditions
- Immunodeficiency Disorders
Dr. Gern leads several NIH-funded studies to define the role of viral infections in the initiation and disease activity of asthma, and to identify interactions between host and viral factors that determine the severity of respiratory illnesses. He is the Principal Investigator for the University of Wisconsin Asthma and Allergic Diseases Clinical Research Center.
Gavala ML Bashir H Gern JE .
Virus/Allergen interactions in asthma. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013 Jun;13(3):298-307
[PubMed ID: 23475539]
Ashraf S Brockman-Schneider R Bochkov YA Pasic TR Gern JE .
Biological characteristics and propagation of human rhinovirus-C in differentiated sinus epithelial cells. Virology. 2013 Feb 5;436(1):143-9
[PubMed ID: 23199420]
Cadman RV Lemanske RF Jr Evans MD Jackson DJ Gern JE Sorkness RL Fain SB .
Pulmonary 3He magnetic resonance imaging of childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Feb;131(2):369-76.e1-5
[PubMed ID: 23246019]
Singh AM Dahlberg P Burmeister K Evans MD Gangnon R Roberg KA Tisler C Dasilva D Pappas T Salazar L Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE Seroogy CM .
Inhaled corticosteroid use is associated with increased circulating T regulatory cells in children with asthma. Clin Mol Allergy. 2013 Jan 25;11(1):1
[PubMed ID: 23347774]
Gern JE Pappas T Visness CM Jaffee KF Lemanske RF Togias A Bloomberg GR Cruikshank WW Lamm C Tuzova M Wood RA Lee WM .
Comparison of the etiology of viral respiratory illnesses in inner-city and suburban infants. J Infect Dis. 2012 Nov;206(9):1342-9
[PubMed ID: 23014674]
Durrani SR Montville DJ Pratt AS Sahu S DeVries MK Rajamanickam V Gangnon RE Gill MA Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Jackson DJ .
Innate immune responses to rhinovirus are reduced by the high-affinity IgE receptor in allergic asthmatic children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):489-95
[PubMed ID: 22766097]
Manthei DM Jackson DJ Evans MD Gangnon RE Tisler CJ Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Denlinger LC .
Protection from asthma in a high-risk birth cohort by attenuated P2X(7) function. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):496-502
[PubMed ID: 22743305]
Barrett B Hayney MS Muller D Rakel D Ward A Obasi CN Brown R Zhang Z Zgierska A Gern J West R Ewers T Barlow S Gassman M Coe CL .
Meditation or exercise for preventing acute respiratory infection: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;10(4):337-46
[PubMed ID: 22778122]
Kloepfer KM Olenec JP Lee WM Liu G Vrtis RF Roberg KA Evans MD Gangnon RE Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE .
Increased H1N1 infection rate in children with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun 15;185(12):1275-9
[PubMed ID: 22366048]
Bochkov YA Gern JE .
Clinical and molecular features of human rhinovirus C. Microbes Infect. 2012 Jun;14(6):485-94
[PubMed ID: 22285901]
Jackson DJ Evans MD Gangnon RE Tisler CJ Pappas TE Lee WM Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr .
Evidence for a causal relationship between allergic sensitization and rhinovirus wheezing in early life. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb 1;185(3):281-5
[PubMed ID: 21960534]
Rosenthal LA Szakaly RJ Amineva SP Xing Y Hill MR Palmenberg AC Gern JE Sorkness RL .
Lower respiratory tract infection induced by a genetically modified picornavirus in its natural murine host. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e32061
[PubMed ID: 22355409]
Denlinger LC Sorkness RL Lee WM Evans MD Wolff MJ Mathur SK Crisafi GM Gaworski KL Pappas TE Vrtis RF Kelly EA Gern JE Jarjour NN .
Lower airway rhinovirus burden and the seasonal risk of asthma exacerbation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov 1;184(9):1007-14
[PubMed ID: 21816938]
Guilbert TW Singh AM Danov Z Evans MD Jackson DJ Burton R Roberg KA Anderson EL Pappas TE Gangnon R Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr .
Decreased lung function after preschool wheezing rhinovirus illnesses in children at risk to develop asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Sep;128(3):532-8.e1-10
[PubMed ID: 21878241]
Gavala ML Bertics PJ Gern JE .
Rhinoviruses, allergic inflammation, and asthma. Immunol Rev. 2011 Jul;242(1):69-90
[PubMed ID: 21682739]
Bochkov YA Palmenberg AC Lee WM Rathe JA Amineva SP Sun X Pasic TR Jarjour NN Liggett SB Gern JE .
Molecular modeling, organ culture and reverse genetics for a newly identified human rhinovirus C. Nat Med. 2011 May;17(5):627-32
[PubMed ID: 21483405]
Busse WW Morgan WJ Gergen PJ Mitchell HE Gern JE Liu AH Gruchalla RS Kattan M Teach SJ Pongracic JA Chmiel JF Steinbach SF Calatroni A Togias A Thompson KM Szefler SJ Sorkness CA .
Randomized trial of omalizumab (anti-IgE) for asthma in inner-city children. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17;364(11):1005-15
[PubMed ID: 21410369]
Kloepfer KM DeMore JP Vrtis RF Swenson CA Gaworski KL Bork JA Evans MD Gern JE .
Effects of montelukast on patients with asthma after experimental inoculation with human rhinovirus 16. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Mar;106(3):252-7
[PubMed ID: 21354028]
Zhang Z Lai HJ Roberg KA Gangnon RE Evans MD Anderson EL Pappas TE Dasilva DF Tisler CJ Salazar LP Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr .
Early childhood weight status in relation to asthma development in high-risk children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Dec;126(6):1157-62
[PubMed ID: 21051081]
Kloepfer KM Gern JE .
Virus/allergen interactions and exacerbations of asthma. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2010 Nov;30(4):553-63, vii
[PubMed ID: 21029938]
Busse WW Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE .
Role of viral respiratory infections in asthma and asthma exacerbations. Lancet. 2010 Sep 4;376(9743):826-34
[PubMed ID: 20816549]