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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Nizar N. Jarjour’s clinical activities include staffing the University of Wisconsin Hospital Trauma and Life Center, outpatient and inpatient pulmonary consultations and directing the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (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
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Cook County Hospital, Chicago
Internship Cook County Hospital, Chicago
Medical School Damascus University, Syria, 1980


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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
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. 2015 Nov 5;
[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. 2015 Oct 30;
[PubMed ID: 26525229]
Esnault S Kelly EA Shen ZJ Johansson MW Malter JS Jarjour NN . IL-3 Maintains Activation of the p90S6K/RPS6 Pathway and Increases Translation in Human Eosinophils. J Immunol. 2015 Sep 15;195(6):2529-39
[PubMed ID: 26276876]
Khatry DB Gossage DL Geba GP Parker JM Jarjour NN Busse WW Molfino NA . Discriminating sputum-eosinophilic asthma: Accuracy of cutoffs in blood eosinophil measurements versus a composite index, ELEN. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Sep;136(3):812-814.e2
[PubMed ID: 25913197]
Levy BD Noel PJ Freemer MM Cloutier MM Georas SN Jarjour NN Ober C Woodruff PG Barnes KC Bender BG Camargo CA Jr Chupp GL Denlinger LC Fahy JV Fitzpatrick AM Fuhlbrigge A Gaston BM Hartert TV Kolls JK Lynch SV Moore WC Morgan WJ Nadeau KC Ownby DR Solway J Szefler SJ Wenzel SE Wright RJ Smith RA Erzurum SC . Future Research Directions in Asthma: An NHLBI Working Group Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 25;
[PubMed ID: 26305520]
Gomez JL Crisafi GM Holm CT Meyers DA Hawkins GA Bleecker ER Jarjour N Cohn L Chupp GL . Genetic variation in chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) contributes to asthma severity and airway expression of YKL-40. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jul;136(1):51-58.e10
[PubMed ID: 25592985]
Teodorescu M Broytman O Curran-Everett D Sorkness RL Crisafi G Bleecker ER Erzurum S Gaston BM Wenzel SE Jarjour NN . Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk, Asthma Burden, and Lower Airway Inflammation in Adults in the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) II. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Jul-Aug;3(4):566-75.e1
[PubMed ID: 26004304]
Schwantes EA Denlinger LC Evans MD Gern JE Jarjour NN Mathur SK . Severity of virus-induced asthma symptoms is inversely related to resolution IFN-λ expression. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jun;135(6):1656-9
[PubMed ID: 25784275]
Choi S Hoffman EA Wenzel SE Castro M Fain SB Jarjour NN Schiebler ML Chen K Lin CL . Quantitative assessment of multiscale structural and functional alterations in asthmatic populations. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 May 15;118(10):1286-98
[PubMed ID: 25814641]
Marozkina NV Wang XQ Stsiapura V Fitzpatrick A Carraro S Hawkins GA Bleecker E Meyers D Jarjour N Fain SB Wenzel S Busse W Castro M Panettieri RA Jr Moore W Lewis SJ Palmer LA Altes T de Lange EE Erzurum S Teague WG Gaston B . Phenotype of asthmatics with increased airway S-nitrosoglutathione reductase activity. Eur Respir J. 2015 Jan;45(1):87-97
[PubMed ID: 25359343]
Zein JG Dweik RA Comhair SA Bleecker ER Moore WC Peters SP Busse WW Jarjour NN Calhoun WJ Castro M Chung KF Fitzpatrick A Israel E Teague WG Wenzel SE Love TE Gaston BM Erzurum SC . Asthma Is More Severe in Older Adults. PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0133490
[PubMed ID: 26200463]
Jarjour NN Esnault S . Interleukin-33: a potential link between rhinovirus infections and asthma exacerbation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec 15;190(12):1336-7
[PubMed ID: 25496100]
Witt CA Sheshadri A Carlstrom L Tarsi J Kozlowski J Wilson B Gierada DS Hoffman E Fain SB Cook-Granroth J Sajol G Sierra O Giri T O'Neill M Zheng J Schechtman KB Bacharier LB Jarjour N Busse W Castro M . Longitudinal changes in airway remodeling and air trapping in severe asthma. Acad Radiol. 2014 Aug;21(8):986-93
[PubMed ID: 25018070]
Moore WC Hastie AT Li X Li H Busse WW Jarjour NN Wenzel SE Peters SP Meyers DA Bleecker ER . Sputum neutrophil counts are associated with more severe asthma phenotypes using cluster analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Jun;133(6):1557-63.e5
[PubMed ID: 24332216]
Kruger SJ Niles DJ Dardzinski B Harman A Jarjour NN Ruddy M Nagle SK Francois CJ Sorkness RL Burton RM Munoz del Rio A Fain SB . Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MRI of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction during challenge and therapy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 May;39(5):1230-7
[PubMed ID: 24006239]
Esnault S Kelly EA Johansson MW Liu LY Han ST Akhtar M Sandbo N Mosher DF Denlinger LC Mathur SK Malter JS Jarjour NN . Semaphorin 7A is expressed on airway eosinophils and upregulated by IL-5 family cytokines. Clin Immunol. 2014 Jan;150(1):90-100
[PubMed ID: 24333536]
Johansson MW Kruger SJ Schiebler ML Evans MD Sorkness RL Denlinger LC Busse WW Jarjour NN Montgomery RR Mosher DF Fain SB . Markers of vascular perturbation correlate with airway structural change in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul 15;188(2):167-78
[PubMed ID: 23855693]
Esnault S Kelly EA Schwantes EA Liu LY DeLain LP Hauer JA Bochkov YA Denlinger LC Malter JS Mathur SK Jarjour NN . Identification of genes expressed by human airway eosinophils after an in vivo allergen challenge. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e67560
[PubMed ID: 23844029]
Mathur SK Fichtinger PS Kelly JT Lee WM Gern JE Jarjour NN . Interaction between allergy and innate immunity: model for eosinophil regulation of epithelial cell interferon expression. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Jul;111(1):25-31
[PubMed ID: 23806456]
Niles DJ Kruger SJ Dardzinski BJ Harman A Jarjour NN Ruddy M Nagle SK François CJ Fain SB . Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: reproducibility of hyperpolarized 3He MR imaging. Radiology. 2013 Feb;266(2):618-25
[PubMed ID: 23169798]