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James E. Gern, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, 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.

Specialties

Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-6180 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Allergy & Immunology
Pediatrics
Fellowship The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Internship State University of New York, Syracuse, NY
Medical School University of Southern Florida, Tampa, 1981

Awards/Honors

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012


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Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Drug Allergies
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Insect Sting Allergy
  • Latex Allergies
  • Preschool Wheezing
  • Recurrent Sinus Infection
  • Uticaria
Research

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.


PubMed Articles
Turunen R Jartti T Bochkov YA Gern JE Vuorinen T . Rhinovirus species and clinical characteristics in the first wheezing episode in children. J Med Virol. 2016 Dec;88(12):2059-2068
[PubMed ID: 27232888]
Bochkov YA Watters K Basnet S Sijapati S Hill M Palmenberg AC Gern JE . Mutations in VP1 and 3A proteins improve binding and replication of rhinovirus C15 in HeLa-E8 cells. Virology. 2016 Dec;499:350-360
[PubMed ID: 27743961]
Gern JE . Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis: Enter the Microbiome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov 1;194(9):1044-1045
[PubMed ID: 27797613]
Liu AH Babineau DC Krouse RZ Zoratti EM Pongracic JA O'Connor GT Wood RA Khurana Hershey GK Kercsmar CM Gruchalla RS Kattan M Teach SJ Makhija M Pillai D Lamm CI Gern JE Sigelman SM Gergen PJ Togias A Visness CM Busse WW . Pathways through which asthma risk factors contribute to asthma severity in inner-city children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Oct;138(4):1042-1050
[PubMed ID: 27720018]
Pongracic JA Krouse RZ Babineau DC Zoratti EM Cohen RT Wood RA Khurana Hershey GK Kercsmar CM Gruchalla RS Kattan M Teach SJ Johnson CC Bacharier LB Gern JE Sigelman SM Gergen PJ Togias A Visness CM Busse WW Liu AH . Distinguishing characteristics of difficult-to-control asthma in inner-city children and adolescents. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Oct;138(4):1030-1041
[PubMed ID: 27720017]
Annamalay AA Jroundi I Bizzintino J Khoo SK Zhang G Lehmann D Laing IA Gern J Goldblatt J Mahraoui C Benmessaoud R Moraleda C Bassat Q Le Souëf P . Rhinovirus C is associated with wheezing and rhinovirus A is associated with pneumonia in hospitalized children in Morocco. J Med Virol. 2016 Sep 28;
[PubMed ID: 27677921]
Lee S Nguyen MT Currier MG Jenkins JB Strobert EA Kajon AE Madan-Lala R Bochkov YA Gern JE Roy K Lu X Erdman DD Spearman P Moore ML . A polyvalent inactivated rhinovirus vaccine is broadly immunogenic in rhesus macaques. Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 22;7:12838
[PubMed ID: 27653379]
Ramratnam SK Visness CM Jaffee KF Ms Bloomberg GR Kattan M Sandel MT Wood RA Gern JE Wright RJ . Relationships Among Maternal Stress and Depression, Type 2 Responses, and Recurrent Wheezing at Age 3 Years in Low Income Urban Families. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Sep 21;
[PubMed ID: 27654103]
Anderson HM Lemanske RF Jr Evans MD Gangnon RE Pappas T Grindle K Bochkov YA Gern JE Jackson DJ . Assessment of wheezing frequency and viral etiology on childhood and adolescent asthma risk. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep 5;
[PubMed ID: 27609657]
Annamalay AA Lanaspa M Khoo SK Madrid L Acácio S Zhang G Laing IA Gern J Goldblatt J Bizzintino J Lehmann D Le Souëf PN Bassat Q . Rhinovirus species and clinical features in children hospitalised with pneumonia from Mozambique. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Sep;21(9):1171-80
[PubMed ID: 27353724]
Annamalay AA Abbott S Sikazwe C Khoo SK Bizzintino J Zhang G Laing I Chidlow GR Smith DW Gern J Goldblatt J Lehmann D Green RJ Le Souëf PN . Respiratory viruses in young South African children with acute lower respiratory infections and interactions with HIV. J Clin Virol. 2016 Aug;81:58-63
[PubMed ID: 27317881]
Anderson HM Lemanske RF Jr Arron JR Holweg CT Rajamanickam V Gangnon RE Gern JE Jackson DJ . Relationships among aeroallergen sensitization, peripheral blood eosinophils, and periostin in pediatric asthma development. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jul 5;
[PubMed ID: 27484037]
Garn H Bahn S Baune BT Binder EB Bisgaard H Chatila TA Chavakis T Culmsee C Dannlowski U Gay S Gern J Haahtela T Kircher T Müller-Ladner U Neurath MF Preissner KT Reinhardt C Rook G Russell S Schmeck B Stappenbeck T Steinhoff U van Os J Weiss S Zemlin M Renz H . Current concepts in chronic inflammatory diseases: Interactions between microbes, cellular metabolism, and inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jul;138(1):47-56
[PubMed ID: 27373325]
Santee CA Nagalingam NA Faruqi AA DeMuri GP Gern JE Wald ER Lynch SV . Nasopharyngeal microbiota composition of children is related to the frequency of upper respiratory infection and acute sinusitis. Microbiome. 2016 Jul 1;4(1):34
[PubMed ID: 27364497]
Rubner FJ Jackson DJ Evans MD Gangnon RE Tisler CJ Pappas TE Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr . Early life rhinovirus wheezing, allergic sensitization, and asthma risk at adolescence. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 May 10;
[PubMed ID: 27312820]
Mansbach JM Clark S Teach SJ Gern JE Piedra PA Sullivan AF Espinola JA Camargo CA Jr . Children Hospitalized with Rhinovirus Bronchiolitis Have Asthma-Like Characteristics. J Pediatr. 2016 May;172:202-204.e1
[PubMed ID: 26875009]
Bochkov YA Gern JE . Rhinoviruses and Their Receptors: Implications for Allergic Disease. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2016 Apr;16(4):30
[PubMed ID: 26960297]
DeMuri GP Gern JE Moyer SC Lindstrom MJ Lynch SV Wald ER . Clinical Features, Virus Identification, and Sinusitis as a Complication of Upper Respiratory Tract Illness in Children Ages 4-7 Years. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr;171:133-9.e1
[PubMed ID: 26787374]
Jackson DJ Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr . The contributions of allergic sensitization and respiratory pathogens to asthma inception. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar;137(3):659-65; quiz 666
[PubMed ID: 26947979]
Kakumanu S Jaffee K Visness CM Dresen A Burger M Witter FR O'Connor GT Cruikshank WW Shreffler WG Bacharier LB Gern JE . The influence of atopy and asthma on immune responses in inner-city adults. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2016 Feb 26;4(1):80-90
[PubMed ID: 27042305]