University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the UW Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program, which features extensive clinical experiences with seamless integration between adult and pediatric clinics. We are committed to providing customized clinical and research training designed to fit your career interests. Read the program director's welcome.

Program Contact Information

Sameer K. Mathur, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director

Jami Simpson
Fellowship Coordinator
(608) 265-1465

Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program aims are:

  • To provide state-of-the-art clinical training in allergy and immunology as it pertains to the management of associated medical disorders.
  • To develop physician sub-specialists with a solid foundation in the principles of basic immunology fundamental to understanding and managing clinical disorders.
  • To provide fellows with the base for career development in both academic medicine and clinical practice.

The University of Wisconsin Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program offers a strong conjoint training program with faculty mentors who are world-renowned leaders in the field of asthma, allergy and immunology. These faculty mentors serve as principal investigators for many NIH individual and multicenter research programs. 

Quote from a Graduate

"I am so thankful for the standards set by UW that push me to lifelong education, as I always feel the need to improve my knowledge base about the latest advancements in the field. All this to say thanks to you and the UW team for choosing to educate me in this specialty."

Program Showcase and Outcomes

  • Robust research curriculum: fellows are matched with a research mentor and guided by a personalized scholarly advisory committee. This multispecialty committee is customized for each fellow, enabling a wide range of expertise.
  • Our fellows typically deliver at least one national conference presentation. Many author at least one publication before they graduate.
  • Complete integration of our adult and pediatric clinics and faculty.
  • Our clinical patient population allows us to deliver exceptional training and exposure to a wide variety of diagnoses, enabling fellows to use this clinical knowledge to present cases and present at the Wisconsin Allergy Society’s regional conference and AAAAI national conference. 
  • We integrate rare diagnoses in our didactic lectures, which include a weekly Immunology Summer Conference and monthly Immunology Case Conference, simulation module, and procedural competency course to master procedures less commonly performed in our clinic.
  • Monthly meeting with our fellows ensure we are meeting their educational and clinical needs. Information from this meeting is used for continual program improvement.  
  • Many of our fellows pursue graduate certificates or master's degree programs, such as an MS or PhD in Clinical Investigation through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

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About the Program

The two-year UW Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program offers extensive clinical experiences with seamless integration between adult and pediatric clinics. An optional third year is specifically designed for research and academic training. We select high-performing fellowship candidates to ensure they will function and excel in clinical, academic, and research environment and activities.

Research Training Opportunities

Each fellow actively participates in a research project during his/her three years of training. Fellows have opportunities to contribute to research progress and to gain experience in the development, performance, and statistical analysis of investigations that address novel hypotheses in the field of allergy and immunology. Read more

Accreditation and Certification

The UW Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This fellowship fulfills the requirements for Allergy and Immunology training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Allergy and Immunology upon completion of their fellowship.

Program History

The UW Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program was accredited on April 11, 1978. The program has enjoyed ongoing accreditation with no major citations. Over 112 fellows have completed their allergy and immunology fellowship training through the program and have established successful careers in academic medicine and private practice.