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Robert F. Lemanske Jr., MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lemanske’s medical interests include asthma and exercise, asthma in infants and children, origins and treatment of childhood asthma, virus and allergen-induced airway diseases in children.


Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, 1975


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012


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

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Drug Allergies
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Insect Sting Allergy
  • Preschool Wheezing
  • Recurrent Sinus Infection
  • Uticaria

His research interests have focused primarily on the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma including mechanisms underlying pulmonary late phase reactions, virus-induced airway dysfunction, and asthma inception in infants and young children.

PubMed Articles
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]
Lemanske RF Jr Kakumanu S Shanovich K Antos N Cloutier MM Mazyck D Phipatanakul W Schantz S Szefler S Vandlik R Williams P . Creation and implementation of SAMPRO™: A school-based asthma management program. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep;138(3):711-23
[PubMed ID: 27596707]
Sheehan WJ Mauger DT Paul IM Moy JN Boehmer SJ Szefler SJ Fitzpatrick AM Jackson DJ Bacharier LB Cabana MD Covar R Holguin F Lemanske RF Jr Martinez FD Pongracic JA Beigelman A Baxi SN Benson M Blake K Chmiel JF Daines CL Daines MO Gaffin JM Gentile DA Gower WA Israel E Kumar HV Lang JE Lazarus SC Lima JJ Ly N Marbin J Morgan WJ Myers RE Olin JT Peters SP Raissy HH Robison RG Ross K Sorkness CA Thyne SM Wechsler ME Phipatanakul W . Acetaminophen versus Ibuprofen in Young Children with Mild Persistent Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 18;375(7):619-30
[PubMed ID: 27532828]
Croteau-Chonka DC Qiu W Martinez FD Strunk RC Lemanske RF Jr Liu AH Gilliland FD Millstein J Gauderman WJ Ober C Krishnan JA White SR Naureckas ET Nicolae DL Barnes KC London SJ Barraza-Villarreal A Carey VJ Weiss ST Raby BA . Gene Expression Profiling in Blood Provides Reproducible Molecular Insights into Asthma Control. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug 5;
[PubMed ID: 27494826]
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]
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]
Muraro A Lemanske RF Jr Hellings PW Akdis CA Bieber T Casale TB Jutel M Ong PY Poulsen LK Schmid-Grendelmeier P Simon HU Seys SF Agache I . Precision medicine in patients with allergic diseases: Airway diseases and atopic dermatitis-PRACTALL document of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 May;137(5):1347-58
[PubMed ID: 27155030]
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]
Lemanske RF Jr . Asthma in Childhood: Expression, Exacerbation, and Progression. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jan-Feb;4(1):36-7
[PubMed ID: 26772925]
Bacharier LB Guilbert TW Mauger DT Boehmer S Beigelman A Fitzpatrick AM Jackson DJ Baxi SN Benson M Burnham CA Cabana M Castro M Chmiel JF Covar R Daines M Gaffin JM Gentile DA Holguin F Israel E Kelly HW Lazarus SC Lemanske RF Jr Ly N Meade K Morgan W Moy J Olin T Peters SP Phipatanakul W Pongracic JA Raissy HH Ross K Sheehan WJ Sorkness C Szefler SJ Teague WG Thyne S Martinez FD . Early Administration of Azithromycin and Prevention of Severe Lower Respiratory Tract Illnesses in Preschool Children With a History of Such Illnesses: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2015 Nov 17;314(19):2034-44
[PubMed ID: 26575060]
Croteau-Chonka DC Rogers AJ Raj T McGeachie MJ Qiu W Ziniti JP Stubbs BJ Liang L Martinez FD Strunk RC Lemanske RF Jr Liu AH Stranger BE Carey VJ Raby BA . Expression Quantitative Trait Loci Information Improves Predictive Modeling of Disease Relevance of Non-Coding Genetic Variation. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 16;10(10):e0140758
[PubMed ID: 26474488]
Coleman AT Jackson DJ Gangnon RE Evans MD Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE . Comparison of risk factors for viral and nonviral asthma exacerbations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct;136(4):1127-9.e4
[PubMed ID: 26194546]
Visness CM Sandel MT O'Connor G Gern JE Jaffee KF Wood RA Kattan M Bloomberg GR Dresen A Gergen PJ Gold DR Lemanske RF Jr Rajamanickam V Camargo CA Jr Jackson DJ . Cord blood vitamin D concentrations are unrelated to atopy and wheeze in 2 diverse birth cohort studies. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct;136(4):1108-10.e2
[PubMed ID: 25979524]
Reddel HK Bateman ED Becker A Boulet LP Cruz AA Drazen JM Haahtela T Hurd SS Inoue H de Jongste JC Lemanske RF Jr Levy ML O'Byrne PM Paggiaro P Pedersen SE Pizzichini E Soto-Quiroz M Szefler SJ Wong GW FitzGerald JM . A summary of the new GINA strategy: a roadmap to asthma control. Eur Respir J. 2015 Sep;46(3):622-39
[PubMed ID: 26206872]
McGeachie MJ Dahlin A Qiu W Croteau-Chonka DC Savage J Wu AC Wan ES Sordillo JE Al-Garawi A Martinez FD Strunk RC Lemanske RF Jr Liu AH Raby BA Weiss S Clish CB Lasky-Su JA . The metabolomics of asthma control: a promising link between genetics and disease. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2015 Sep;3(3):224-38
[PubMed ID: 26421150]
Thomas AO Jackson DJ Evans MD Rajamanickam V Gangnon RE Fain SB Sorkness RL Okupa AY Thomas A Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr . Sex-related differences in pulmonary physiologic outcome measures in a high-risk birth cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Aug;136(2):282-7
[PubMed ID: 25678088]
Brehm JM Ramratnam SK Tse SM Croteau-Chonka DC Pino-Yanes M Rosas-Salazar C Litonjua AA Raby BA Boutaoui N Han YY Chen W Forno E Marsland AL Nugent NR Eng C Colón-Semidey A Alvarez M Acosta-Pérez E Spear ML Martinez FD Avila L Weiss ST Soto-Quiros M Ober C Nicolae DL Barnes KC Lemanske RF Jr Strunk RC Liu A London SJ Gilliland F Sleiman P March M Hakonarson H Duan QL Kolls JK Fritz GK Hu D Fani N Stevens JS Almli LM Burchard EG Shin J McQuaid EL Ressler K Canino G Celedón JC . Stress and Bronchodilator Response in Children with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 1;192(1):47-56
[PubMed ID: 25918834]
Gerald JK Gerald LB Vasquez MM Morgan WJ Boehmer SJ Lemanske RF Jr Mauger DT Strunk RC Szefler SJ Zeiger RS Bacharier LB Bade E Covar RA Guilbert TW Heidarian-Raissy H Kelly HW Malka-Rais J Sorkness CA Taussig LM Chinchilli VM Martinez FD . Markers of Differential Response to Inhaled Corticosteroid Treatment Among Children with Mild Persistent Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Jul-Aug;3(4):540-6.e3
[PubMed ID: 25783161]
Hines EA Szakaly RJ Leng N Webster AT Verheyden JM Lashua AJ Kendziorski C Rosenthal LA Gern JE Sorkness RL Sun X Lemanske RF Jr . Comparison of temporal transcriptomic profiles from immature lungs of two rat strains reveals a viral response signature associated with chronic lung dysfunction. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 1;9(12):e112997
[PubMed ID: 25437859]
Sharma S Zhou X Thibault DM Himes BE Liu A Szefler SJ Strunk R Castro M Hansel NN Diette GB Vonakis BM Adkinson NF Jr Avila L Soto-Quiros M Barraza-Villareal A Lemanske RF Jr Solway J Krishnan J White SR Cheadle C Berger AE Fan J Boorgula MP Nicolae D Gilliland F Barnes K London SJ Martinez F Ober C Celedón JC Carey VJ Weiss ST Raby BA . A genome-wide survey of CD4(+) lymphocyte regulatory genetic variants identifies novel asthma genes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Nov;134(5):1153-62
[PubMed ID: 24934276]