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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
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 Mar 14;
[PubMed ID: 25784275]
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 Jan 12;
[PubMed ID: 25592985]
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]
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]
Denlinger LC Manthei DM Seibold MA Ahn K Bleecker E Boushey HA Calhoun WJ Castro M Chinchili VM Fahy JV Hawkins GA Icitovic N Israel E Jarjour NN King T Kraft M Lazarus SC Lehman E Martin RJ Meyers DA Peters SP Sheerar D Shi L Sutherland ER Szefler SJ Wechsler ME Sorkness CA Lemanske RF Jr . P2X7-regulated protection from exacerbations and loss of control is independent of asthma maintenance therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 1;187(1):28-33
[PubMed ID: 23144325]
Denlinger LC Kelly EA Dodge AM McCartney JG Meyer KC Cornwell RD Jackson MJ Evans MD Jarjour NN . Safety of and cellular response to segmental bronchoprovocation in allergic asthma. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e51963
[PubMed ID: 23341886]
Teodorescu M Polomis DA Teodorescu MC Gangnon RE Peterson AG Consens FB Chervin RD Jarjour NN . Association of obstructive sleep apnea risk or diagnosis with daytime asthma in adults. J Asthma. 2012 Aug;49(6):620-8
[PubMed ID: 22742082]
Kelly EA Liu LY Esnault S Quinchia Johnson BH Jarjour NN . Potent synergistic effect of IL-3 and TNF on matrix metalloproteinase 9 generation by human eosinophils. Cytokine. 2012 May;58(2):199-206
[PubMed ID: 22321809]
Johansson MW Han ST Gunderson KA Busse WW Jarjour NN Mosher DF . Platelet activation, P-selectin, and eosinophil β1-integrin activation in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Mar 1;185(5):498-507
[PubMed ID: 22227382]
Jarjour NN Erzurum SC Bleecker ER Calhoun WJ Castro M Comhair SA Chung KF Curran-Everett D Dweik RA Fain SB Fitzpatrick AM Gaston BM Israel E Hastie A Hoffman EA Holguin F Levy BD Meyers DA Moore WC Peters SP Sorkness RL Teague WG Wenzel SE Busse WW . Severe asthma: lessons learned from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Severe Asthma Research Program. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb 15;185(4):356-62
[PubMed ID: 22095547]
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]
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]