Nizar N. Jarjour, MD close
Nizar N. Jarjour, MD

New Patients

Contact the Welcome Center for help choosing a new primary care doctor.

For Referring Physicians

How to refer a patient

Nizar N. Jarjour, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Nizar Jarjour, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Academic Integration Officer for UW Health and President of the UW Medical Foundation. Dr. Jarjour's clinical activities include staffing the outpatient  pulmonary clinic and directing the pulmonary diagnostics laboratory.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine



Chronic Cough

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dyspnea (shortness of breath)

Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary Stress Test


University Hospital
(608) 263-7203 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
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, Damascus, Syria

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

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
Nguyen HB Thomson C Jarjour NN Dixon AE Liesching TN Schnapp LM Madison JM Murin S Glenny R Kaminski N Leadership Working Group of the Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division Directors. Leading Change and Negotiation Strategies for Division Leaders in Clinical Medicine. Chest . 2019 Dec;156(6):1246-1253
[PubMed ID: 31299244]
Esnault S Leet JP Johansson MW Barretto KT Fichtinger PS Fogerty FJ Bernau K Mathur SK Mosher DF Sandbo N Jarjour NN Eosinophil cytolysis on Immunoglobulin G is associated with microtubule formation and suppression of rho-associated protein kinase signalling. Clin Exp Allergy . 2019 Nov 21;
[PubMed ID: 31750580]
Coverstone AM Bacharier LB Wilson BS Fitzpatrick AM Teague WG Phipatanakul W Wenzel SE Gaston BM Bleecker ER Moore WC Ramratnam S Jarjour NN Ly NP Fahy JV Mauger DT Schechtman KB Yin-DeClue H Boomer JS Castro M Clinical significance of the bronchodilator response in children with severe asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol . 2019 Nov;54(11):1694-1703
[PubMed ID: 31424170]
Ross KR Gupta R DeBoer MD Zein J Phillips BR Mauger DT Li C Myers RE Phipatanakul W Fitzpatrick AM Ly NP Bacharier LB Jackson DJ Celedón JC Larkin A Israel E Levy B Fahy JV Castro M Bleecker ER Meyers D Moore WC Wenzel SE Jarjour NN Erzurum SC Teague WG Gaston B Severe asthma during childhood and adolescence: A longitudinal study. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Oct 14;
[PubMed ID: 31622688]
Fitzpatrick AM Szefler SJ Mauger DT Phillips BR Denlinger LC Moore WC Sorkness RL Wenzel SE Gergen PJ Bleecker ER Castro M Erzurum SC Fahy JV Gaston BM Israel E Levy BD Meyers DA Teague WG Bacharier LB Ly NP Phipatanakul W Ross KR Zein J Jarjour NN Development and initial validation of the Asthma Severity Scoring System (ASSESS). J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Oct 8;
[PubMed ID: 31604088]
Weathington N O'Brien ME Radder J Whisenant TC Bleecker ER Busse WW Erzurum SC Gaston B Hastie AT Jarjour NN Meyers DA Milosevic J Moore WC Tedrow JR Trudeau JB Wong HP Wu W Kaminski N Wenzel SE Modena BD BAL Cell Gene Expression in Severe Asthma Reveals Mechanisms of Severe Disease and Influences of Medications. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2019 Oct 1;200(7):837-856
[PubMed ID: 31161938]
Holguin F Cardet JC Chung KF Diver S Ferreira DS Fitzpatrick A Gaga M Kellermeyer L Khurana S Knight S McDonald VM Morgan RL Ortega VE Rigau D Subbarao P Tonia T Adcock IM Bleecker ER Brightling C Boulet LP Cabana M Castro M Chanez P Custovic A Djukanovic R Frey U Frankemolle B Gibson P Hamerlijnck D Jarjour N Konno S Shen H Vitary C Bush A Management of Severe Asthma: a European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society Guideline. Eur Respir J . 2019 Sep 26;
[PubMed ID: 31558662]
Ash SY Sanchez-Ferrero GV Schiebler ML Rahaghi FN Rai A Come CE Ross JC Colon AG Cardet JC Bleecker ER Castro M Fahy JV Fain SB Gaston BM Hoffman EA Jarjour NN Lempel JK Mauger DT Tattersall MC Wenzel SE Levy BD Washko GR Israel E San Jose Estepar R SARP Investigators. Estimated Ventricular Size, Asthma Severity, and Exacerbations: The Severe Asthma Research Program III Cohort. Chest . 2019 Sep 12;
[PubMed ID: 31521672]
Li X Hastie AT Peters MC Hawkins GA Phipatanakul W Li H Moore WC Busse WW Castro M Erzurum SC Gaston B Israel E Jarjour NN Levy BD Wenzel SE Meyers DA Fahy JV Bleecker ER National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) Networks. Investigation of the relationship between IL-6 and type 2 biomarkers in patients with severe asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Sep 9;
[PubMed ID: 31513878]
Choi J LeBlanc LJ Choi S Haghighi B Hoffman EA O'Shaughnessy P Wenzel SE Castro M Fain S Jarjour N Schiebler ML Denlinger L Delvadia R Walenga R Babiskin A Lin CL Differences in Particle Deposition Between Members of Imaging-Based Asthma Clusters. J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv . 2019 Aug;32(4):213-223
[PubMed ID: 30888242]
Cho HB Chae KJ Jin GY Choi J Lin CL Hoffman EA Wenzel SE Castro M Fain SB Jarjour NN Schiebler ML Barr RG Hansel N Cooper CB Kleerup EC Han MK Woodruff PG Kanner RE Bleecker ER Peters SP Moore WC Lee CH Choi S National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcome Measures In COPD Study (SPIROMICS) and Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Structural and Functional Features on Quantitative Chest Computed Tomography in the Korean Asian versus the White American Healthy Non-Smokers. Korean J Radiol . 2019 Jul;20(7):1236-1245
[PubMed ID: 31270987]
Wu W Bang S Bleecker ER Castro M Denlinger L Erzurum SC Fahy JV Fitzpatrick AM Gaston BM Hastie AT Israel E Jarjour NN Levy BD Mauger DT Meyers DA Moore WC Peters M Phillips BR Phipatanakul W Sorkness RL Wenzel SE Multiview Cluster Analysis Identifies Variable Corticosteroid Response Phenotypes in Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2019 Jun 1;199(11):1358-1367
[PubMed ID: 30682261]
Fitzpatrick AM Gillespie SE Mauger DT Phillips BR Bleecker ER Israel E Meyers DA Moore WC Sorkness RL Wenzel SE Bacharier LB Castro M Denlinger LC Erzurum SC Fahy JV Gaston BM Jarjour NN Larkin A Levy BD Ly NP Ortega VE Peters SP Phipatanakul W Ramratnam S Teague WG Racial disparities in asthma-related health care use in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Severe Asthma Research Program. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Jun;143(6):2052-2061
[PubMed ID: 30635198]
Lachowicz-Scroggins ME Dunican EM Charbit AR Raymond W Looney MR Peters MC Gordon ED Woodruff PG Lefrançais E Phillips BR Mauger DT Comhair SA Erzurum SC Johansson MW Jarjour NN Coverstone AM Castro M Hastie AT Bleecker ER Fajt ML Wenzel SE Israel E Levy BD Fahy JV Extracellular DNA, Neutrophil Extracellular Traps, and Inflammasome Activation in Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2019 May 1;199(9):1076-1085
[PubMed ID: 30888839]
Sorkness RL Kienert C O'Brien MJ Fain SB Jarjour NN Compressive air trapping in asthma: effects of age, sex, and severity. J Appl Physiol (1985) . 2019 May 1;126(5):1265-1271
[PubMed ID: 30844338]
Schaefer N Li X Seibold MA Jarjour NN Denlinger LC Castro M Coverstone AM Teague WG Boomer J Bleecker ER Meyers DA Moore WC Hawkins GA Fahy J Phillips BR Mauger DT Dakhama A Gellatly S Pavelka N Berman R Di YP Wenzel SE Chu HW The effect of BPIFA1/SPLUNC1 genetic variation on its expression and function in asthmatic airway epithelium. JCI Insight . 2019 Apr 18;4(8)
[PubMed ID: 30996135]
Siddiqui S Denlinger LC Fowler SJ Akuthota P Shaw DE Heaney LG Brown L Castro M Winders TA Kraft M Wagers S Peters MC Pavord ID Walker S Jarjour NN Unmet Needs in Severe Asthma Subtyping and Precision Medicine Trials. Bridging Clinical and Patient Perspectives. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2019 Apr 1;199(7):823-829
[PubMed ID: 30726120]
Zhou X Kinlough CL Hughey RP Jin M Inoue H Etling E Modena BD Kaminski N Bleecker ER Meyers DA Jarjour NN Trudeau JB Holguin F Ray A Wenzel SE Sialylation of MUC4β N-glycans by ST6GAL1 orchestrates human airway epithelial cell differentiation associated with type-2 inflammation. JCI Insight . 2019 Mar 7;4(5)
[PubMed ID: 30730306]
Khurana S Jarjour NN Systematic Approach to Asthma of Varying Severity. Clin Chest Med . 2019 Mar;40(1):59-70
[PubMed ID: 30691717]
Esnault S Kelly EA Johnson SH DeLain LP Haedt MJ Noll AL Sandbo N Jarjour NN Matrix Metalloproteinase-9-Dependent Release of IL-1<i>β</i> by Human Eosinophils. Mediators Inflamm . 2019;2019:7479107
[PubMed ID: 30906226]