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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

University Hospital
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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
Internship Cook County Hospital, Chicago
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
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]
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 Apr 6;
[PubMed ID: 27061252]
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 Mar 22;
[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 Mar 18;
[PubMed ID: 27001159]
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):767-773.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]
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 Dec 1;192(11):1366-72
[PubMed ID: 26305520]
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]
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┬áinversely related to resolution IFN-╬╗ 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]
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]
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]