James E. Gern

  • 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

  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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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


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

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.