University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Previous Fellows

2019

Evelyn Angulo, MD

Research Project: Clinical and endoscopic features of the fibrostenotic phenotype in eosinophilic esophagitis

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Northshore University Health System, Glenview IL

Ania Lang, MD, PhD

Research Project: Distinct innate immune cell maturation during the first year of life is associated with farm exposure

Clinical Activity: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington

David Peloza, MD

Research Project: Early life risk factors for asthma at early adulthood

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Dean Clinic, Madison WI

Cheryl Steiman, MD

Research Project: Prenatal farm-derived exposures are associated with atopic dermatitis risk in infancy

Clinical Activity: Clinical Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

2018

Sima Ramratnam, MD

Research Project: Investigating the URECA birth cohort and looking at the effects of early exposure to maternal stress and depression and the association of lung function and respiratory phenotypes.

Clinical Activity: Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Allergy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

2017

Halie Anderson, MD

Research Project: Relationship between innate immune response during infancy and lung function at school age

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Rapid City, ND

Jamee Castillo, MD

Research Project: Far Exposure assocaited with reduced rates of viral respiratory illness in early life.

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Chicago, IL

2016

Alalia Berry, MD

Research Project: Antiviral and inflammatory responses to azithromycin vs. placebo in children with asthma.

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Corvalis, OR

Amaziah Coleman, MD

Research Project: Microbiology of Exacerbations of Asthma in the COAST children

Clinical Activity: Children's National Health Systems, Washington DC 

Ann Esquivel, MD

Research Project:  Effects of omalizumabon RV infections, illnesses, and exacerbations on asthma.

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Ashleigh Olson, MD

Research Project: Identification of food sensitivity in adult eosinophilic esophagitis patients lacks clinical utility.

Clinical Activity: Private Practice, Dean Clinics Allergy/Immunology, Madison, WI

2015

Jared Darveaux, MD

Research Project: Rhinovirus and Asthma Project

Clinical Activity: Private Practice: Allergy, Onalaska WI

FJ Rubner, MD

Research Project: Pathways associated with the inception of asthma in a high-risk birth cohort

Clinical Activity: Private Practice: Allergy, Denver Colorado

2014

Hiba Bashir, MD

Research Project: Differential effects of rhinovirus species on cold and asthma symptoms

Clinical Activity: Private Practice - Allergy, Wyoming MN

Mark Biagtan, MD

Research Project: Characterization of VA patients with penicillin Allergy (retrospective) 

Clinical Activity: Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Allergy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Amy Thomas, MD

Research Project: Evaluation of gender on development of asthma and atopic disease

Current Activity: Private Practice - Allergy, Arlington Heights IL

2013

Matthew Bell, MD

Research Project: Effects of Farm Environment on Immunodevelopment and Asthma (Mentor: Dr Christine Seroogy)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

Sandy Durrani, MD

Research Project: Role of allergy on innate immune responses from bronchial epithelial cells (Mentor: Dr Daniel Jackson)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Ravi Viswanathan, MD

Research Project: Asthma in the Elderly (Mentor: Dr. Sameer Mathur)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, MS

Research Project: Rhinogen Study (Mentor- Dr. James Gern)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Indiana

2012

Jason Bellak, MD

Research Project: analysis of CCL20 during viral infections in patients with asthma; determining the mechanism for neutrophil dysfunction in a patient with severe pyoderma gangrenosum (Mentors:Dr James Gern, Dr Christine Seroogy)

Current Activity: Oklahoma Institute of Allergy and Asthma, Oklahoma City, OK

Douglas McMahon, MD

Research Project: analyzing the temporal relationships between cold symptoms and asthma symptoms during virus-induced exacerbations of asthma (Mentor: Dr James Gern)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Minneapolis

Alex Thomas, MD

Research Project: analysis of effects of gender on the development of allergies and asthma during childhood (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice - Chicago, IL

2011

Adesua Okupa, MD

Research Project: Analyzing the relationships between childhood asthma and folate levels. Study of questionnaires used to assess control in Asthma Clinical Trials (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Fayetteville, AR

2010

Paul Dahlberg, MD

Research Project: SEB stimulation of T regulatory cells; Correlating Vitamin D levels, T regulatory cells and Asthma (Mentor: Dr Christine Seroogy)

Current Activity: Private Practice in York, PA

David Gruenberg, MD

Research Project: URECA project: looking at the effects of stress and enviromental pollutants in children and their families from the inner city. (Mentor: Dr James Gern)

Current Activity: Clinical Teaching Faculty at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

Dan Jackson, MD

Research Project: Virus infections, Allergic sensitization, Innate immunity, and Asthma Development (Mentors: Dr Robert Lemanske and Dr Paul Bertics)

Awards: NIH LRP, AAAAI/GSK Career Development Award, and KL2 Award

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin

John Kelly, MD

Research Project: Modeling the immunoregulatory role of eosinophils on rhinovirus infection of bronchial epithelium (Mentor: Dr Sameer Mathur)

Current Activity: Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Wisconsin

Jaime Olenec, MD

Research Project: Rhinoviruses and asthma (Mentor: Dr James Gern)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Saratoga, FL

2009

Jenny DeMore, MD

Research Project: Identification of mechanisms for virus-induced exacerbations of asthma (Mentors: Dr James Gern and Dr Chris Sorkness)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Lansing, MI

Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD

Research Project: Asthma in the Elderly (Mentor: Dr Sameer Mathur)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago

Awards: AAAAI/GSK Allergy Fellow Award, AMA Seed Grant, T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award and KL2 Award

Christine Virnig, MD

Research Project: Childhood origins of asthma (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Madison, WI

2008

Sujani Kakumanu, MD

Research Project: Immune Response of Inner City Adults to Innate and Adaptive Stimuli (Mentor: Dr James Gern)

Awards: DHHS Training Grant in Clinical Medical Informatics at OHSU

Current Activity: Clinical Associate Professor - University of Wisconsin, Madison

Steve McEldowney, MD

Research Project: Sublingual Immunotherapy Study (Mentor: Dr Robert Bush)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Charlotte, NC

Anne-Marie Singh, MD

Research Project: Role of T-regulatory cells in atopic dermatitis (Mentor: Dr Chris Seroogy)

Current Activity: Associate Professor of Pediatrics - University of Wisconsin

Awards: AAAAI/GSK Allergy Fellow Award and KL2 Award

2007

Jeremy Bufford, MD

Research Project: Effect of dog exposure on subsequent development of allergic disease (Mentor: Dr James Gern)

Current Activity: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Sam Friedlander, MD

Research Project: Obesity and Asthma (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Cleveland, OH

Awards: GSK Allergy Fellow Award

Jason Knuffman, MD

Research Project: Predictors of corticosteroid responsiveness (ACRN) (Mentor: Dr Chris Sorkness)

Current Activity: Private Practice in La Crosse, WI

2005

Sameer Mathur, MD, PhD

Research Project: Eosinophil regulation of CD4+ T-cell activity (Mentor: Dr William Busse)

Current Activity: Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards: GSK Allergy Fellow Award, AMA Seed Grant, NIH Loan Repayment Award, Respiratory Disease Young Investigator, 3rd Place Award

Sara Uekert, MD

Research Project: Gender effect on immune development and cytokine profiles in COAST (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Lansing, MI

2004

Gloria Akan, MD

Research Project: (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Lanham, MD

Chris Copenhaver, MD

Research Project: Cytokine Response Patterns with Respiratory Infections in the First Year of Life (Mentor: Dr Robert Lemanske)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Allentown, PA

Michelle Montalbano, MD

Research Project: Rat model of allergen sensitization (Mentor: Dr Robert Bush)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Seattle, WA

Jay Prochnau, MD

Research Project: (Mentor: Dr Robert Bush)

Current Activity: Private Practice in Lafayette, IN