Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

James E. Gern, MD

  • Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
James E. Gern, MD


Dr. Gern is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics. His areas of interest include childhood allergies, asthma, food allergies, and immune deficiency.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Medicine

Practice locations

  • Junction Rd Medical CenterAllergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic
    • 451 Junction Rd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6180
    • Closed now
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  • 20 S. Park ClinicAllergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic
    • 20 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2600
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics
Medical School
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Drug Allergies
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Immunotherapy
  • Insect Sting Allergy
  • Latex Allergies
  • Patch Testing
  • Preschool Wheezing
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Recurrent Sinus Infection
  • Uticaria

Research and publications

Dr. Gern leads several NIH-funded studies to define the role of viral infections in the initiation and disease activity of asthma, and to identify interactions between host and viral factors that determine the severity of respiratory illnesses. He is the Principal Investigator for the University of Wisconsin Asthma and Allergic Diseases Clinical Research Center.