Nizar Jarjour, MD

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Nizar Jarjour, MD


Nizar Jarjour, MD, is UW Health pulmonary and critical care medicine doctor and a professor and chief of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He also serves as Chief Academic Integration Officer for UW Health and president of the UW Medical Foundation.

Dr. Jarjour diagnoses and treats a wide range of respiratory conditions and lung diseases such as chronic cough, shortness of breath, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has a special clinical interest in severe asthma that doesn’t respond to the usual therapies.

Dr. Jarjour’s care philosophy centers around connecting with his patients. He listens closely to learn about their concerns and desired outcomes. After educating patients about their condition and treatment options, Dr. Jarjour partners with them to design a care plan that best meets their needs.

Excited by recent advancements in the field, Dr. Jarjour conducts research focused on severe asthma, identifying specific abnormalities that cause symptoms and finding more targeted treatment options. His latest project is being funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Outside of work, Dr. Jarjour enjoys running, traveling, dining out and making pottery.

I want my patients to feel understood and to know they can depend on me.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
Medical School
  • Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Areas of expertise