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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Nizar Jarjour, MD, is the President of the UW Medical Foundation. Dr. Jarjour's clinical activities include staffing the University Hospital Trauma and Life Center, outpatient and inpatient pulmonary consultations and directing the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

UW Health Clinics

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Internship Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Medical School Damascus University, Syria, 1980


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


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


Dr. Jarjour's research program include mechanisms of allergic inflammation, role of eosinophil in airway disease, pathogenesis of viral induced asthma exacerbations, etiology and characteristics of severe asthma, mechanisms of action of anti-asthma medication, airway remodeling and clinical aspects of asthma.

PubMed Articles
Shen ZJ Hu J Kashi VP Kelly EA Denlinger LC Lutchman K McDonald JG Jarjour NN Malter JS . Epstein-Barr Virus-induced Gene 2 Mediates Allergen-induced Leukocyte Migration into Airways. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 15;195(12):1576-1585
[PubMed ID: 28125291]
Modena BD Bleecker ER Busse WW Erzurum SC Gaston BM Jarjour NN Meyers DA Milosevic J Tedrow JR Wu W Kaminski N Wenzel SE . Gene Expression Correlated with Severe Asthma Characteristics Reveals Heterogeneous Mechanisms of Severe Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 1;195(11):1449-1463
[PubMed ID: 27984699]
Phipatanakul W Mauger DT Sorkness RL Gaffin JM Holguin F Woodruff PG Ly NP Bacharier LB Bhakta NR Moore WC Bleecker ER Hastie AT Meyers DA Castro M Fahy JV Fitzpatrick AM Gaston BM Jarjour NN Levy BD Peters SP Teague WG Fajt M Wenzel SE Erzurum SC Israel E . Effects of Age and Disease Severity on Systemic Corticosteroid Responses in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 1;195(11):1439-1448
[PubMed ID: 27967215]
Cahill KN Katz HR Cui J Lai J Kazani S Crosby-Thompson A Garofalo D Castro M Jarjour N DiMango E Erzurum S Trevor JL Shenoy K Chinchilli VM Wechsler ME Laidlaw TM Boyce JA Israel E . KIT Inhibition by Imatinib in Patients with Severe Refractory Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 18;376(20):1911-1920
[PubMed ID: 28514613]
Duvall MG Barnig C Cernadas M Ricklefs I Krishnamoorthy N Grossman NL Bhakta NR Fahy JV Bleecker ER Castro M Erzurum SC Gaston BM Jarjour NN Mauger DT Wenzel SE Comhair SA Coverstone AM Fajt ML Hastie AT Johansson MW Peters MC Phillips BR Israel E Levy BD . Natural killer cell-mediated inflammation resolution is disabled in severe asthma. Sci Immunol. 2017 Mar 10;2(9)
[PubMed ID: 28783702]
Denlinger LC Phillips BR Ramratnam S Ross K Bhakta NR Cardet JC Castro M Peters SP Phipatanakul W Aujla S Bacharier LB Bleecker ER Comhair SA Coverstone A DeBoer M Erzurum SC Fain SB Fajt M Fitzpatrick AM Gaffin J Gaston B Hastie AT Hawkins GA Holguin F Irani AM Israel E Levy BD Ly N Meyers DA Moore WC Myers R Opina MT Peters MC Schiebler ML Sorkness RL Teague WG Wenzel SE Woodruff PG Mauger DT Fahy JV Jarjour NN . Inflammatory and Comorbid Features of Patients with Severe Asthma and Frequent Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 1;195(3):302-313
[PubMed ID: 27556234]
Choi S Hoffman EA Wenzel SE Castro M Fain S Jarjour N Schiebler ML Chen K Lin CL . Quantitative computed tomographic imaging-based clustering differentiates asthmatic subgroups with distinctive clinical phenotypes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jan 29;
[PubMed ID: 28143694]
Esnault S Torr EE Bernau K Johansson MW Kelly EA Sandbo N Jarjour NN . Endogenous Semaphorin-7A Impedes Human Lung Fibroblast Differentiation. PLoS One. 2017;12(1):e0170207
[PubMed ID: 28095470]
Luyster FS Strollo PJ Jr Holguin F Castro M Dunican EM Fahy J Gaston B Israel E Jarjour NN Mauger DT Moore WC Wenzel SE . Association Between Insomnia and Asthma┬áBurden in the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) III. Chest. 2016 Dec;150(6):1242-1250
[PubMed ID: 27720882]
Mathur SK Fichtinger PS Evans MD Schwantes EA Jarjour NN . Variability of blood eosinophil count as an asthma biomarker. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Nov;117(5):551-553
[PubMed ID: 27590639]
Zeki AA Jarjour NN . The Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome: A New Take on an Old Concept. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep;13(9):1440-2
[PubMed ID: 27627469]
Kelly EA Esnault S Johnson SH Liu LY Malter JS Burnham ME Jarjour NN . Human eosinophil activin A synthesis and mRNA stabilization are induced by the combination of IL-3 plus TNF. Immunol Cell Biol. 2016 Aug;94(7):701-8
[PubMed ID: 27001469]
Miller M Esnault S Kurten RC Kelly EA Beppu A Das S Rosenthal P Ramsdell J Croft M Zuraw B Jarjour N Hamid Q Broide DH . Segmental allergen challenge increases levels of airway follistatin-like 1 in patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug;138(2):596-599.e4
[PubMed ID: 27001159]
Peters MC McGrath KW Hawkins GA Hastie AT Levy BD Israel E Phillips BR Mauger DT Comhair SA Erzurum SC Johansson MW Jarjour NN Coverstone AM Castro M Holguin F Wenzel SE Woodruff PG Bleecker ER Fahy JV . Plasma interleukin-6 concentrations, metabolic dysfunction, and asthma severity: a cross-sectional analysis of two cohorts. Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Jul;4(7):574-84
[PubMed ID: 27283230]
Johansson MW Evans MD Crisafi GM Holweg CT Matthews JG Jarjour NN . Serum periostin is associated with type 2 immunity in severe asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jun;137(6):1904-1907.e2
[PubMed ID: 27061252]
Wilkerson EM Johansson MW Hebert AS Westphall MS Mathur SK Jarjour NN Schwantes EA Mosher DF Coon JJ . The Peripheral Blood Eosinophil Proteome. J Proteome Res. 2016 May 6;15(5):1524-33
[PubMed ID: 27005946]
Denlinger LC King TS Cardet JC Craig T Holguin F Jackson DJ Kraft M Peters SP Ross K Sumino K Boushey HA Jarjour NN Wechsler ME Wenzel SE Castro M Avila PC . Vitamin D Supplementation and the Risk of Colds in Patients with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 15;193(6):634-41
[PubMed ID: 26540136]
Esnault S Kelly EA Sorkness RL Evans MD Busse WW Jarjour NN . Airway factor XIII associates with type 2 inflammation and airway obstruction in asthmatic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar;137(3):767-73.e6
[PubMed ID: 26525229]
Hahn AD Cadman RV Sorkness RL Jarjour NN Nagle SK Fain SB . Redistribution of inhaled hyperpolarized 3He gas during breath-hold differs by asthma severity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Mar 1;120(5):526-36
[PubMed ID: 26635346]
Riley CM Wenzel SE Castro M Erzurum SC Chung KF Fitzpatrick AM Gaston B Israel E Moore WC Bleecker ER Calhoun WJ Jarjour NN Busse WW Peters SP Teague WG Sorkness R Holguin F . Clinical Implications of Having Reduced Mid Forced Expiratory Flow Rates (FEF25-75), Independently of FEV1, in Adult Patients with Asthma. PLoS One. 2015;10(12):e0145476
[PubMed ID: 26717486]