Programs and research

Improving care through research

Through research, we look for better ways to diagnose and treat health issues. The University of Wisconsin’s Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Research team is nationally known. It’s done more than 400 studies on asthma alone.

Our research efforts are ongoing. Children who participate may gain access to new medications. At the same time, they help us learn more about the best ways to help others. 

Learn more about our current research

Spirometry testing updateChange to race-neutral reference equations
As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality care and ensuring health equity, we are making a change in our spirometry lab that may affect the interpretation of pulmonary function test results.

Conditions and treatments

Keeping kids safe and breathing easier

Allergies, asthma and immune diseases can be a significant threat to children’s health. They’re also a constant source of concern for parents.

Our providers specialize in asthma, immune system disorders and all types of allergies, from minor seasonal allergies to life-threatening allergies to foods, insects or drugs.

Conditions we treat
  • Allergies 

  • Anaphylaxis 

  • Asthma 

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

  • Immunodeficiency diseases and disorders

  • Lung conditions

  • Wheezing and problematic coughing

Providing the care you need

We provide treatments and services to children with known or suspected allergies, asthma or immune system conditions.

Treatments and services
  • Allergy testing 

  • Assessment and treatment of virus and allergen-induced airway diseases 

  • Blood tests and X-rays

  • Complete medical histories and disease-specific physical examinations

  • Coordination of care with primary care physicians 

  • Evaluation of immunodeficiencies, allergic reactions and immune system constitution

  • Immunotherapy desensitization for inhalant allergies and stinging insects

  • Methacholine bronchial provocation testing for asthma

  • Pulmonary function tests (spirometry) 

  • Special services for patients with severe and corticosteroid-dependent asthma

  • Treatment plans and education about avoidance of allergy triggers, proper use of medication and emergency action plans


Nearby when you need us

We have clinics throughout Madison and the surrounding area. When you need help, we’re nearby.

Meet our team

Partnering with you to care for your child

Our providers specialize in working with kids. Their experience and concern for children help them provide the best possible care.

Our providers

Patient support and resources

Information to help you learn more

These resources, from our  Health Facts for You library, may help you learn more about your child’s condition and how to manage it:

Environmental allergens

Learn more about allergens through these resources:

Asthma medications

Learn more about asthma through these resources:

Asthma tools

Learn more about the tools used to monitor your child’s asthma and deliver medication through these resources:

Asthma information

Learn more about asthma through these resources:

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UW Health Kids
Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Related services

Additional services related to pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology: