Nizar Jarjour, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave K4/914
Madison WI 53792-0001
(608) 263-9344


  • Damascus University, Syria - MD
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI – Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Activities

Dr. Nizar Jarjour is the Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He is a past president of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF) and the Wisconsin Thoracic Society. He has served on various study sections at the National Institute of Health and as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Specialty Board and as a member of the FDA Allergy and Pulmonary Drug Advisory Committee. His is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the European Thoracic Society.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Jarjour's clinical activities include staffing the outpatient pulmonary clinic and directing the pulmonary diagnostics laboratory. 

Research Interests

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Dr. Jarjour's research program includes mechanisms of allergic inflammation, the role of eosinophil in airway disease, the pathogenesis of viral-induced asthma exacerbations, etiology and characteristics of severe asthma, and mechanisms of action of anti-asthma medication, airway remodeling and clinical aspects of asthma. He has served as a principal investigator for several multicenter NIH-funded collaborative grants, among them a recent grant focused on mechanisms of severe asthma and another grant examining precision therapies in severe asthma.

He has also led research studies on the mechanism of allergic inflammation-driven airway remodeling and interdisciplinary studies on the systemic effects of airway inflammation, especially the cardiovascular and brain changes related to airway inflammation. He has contributed to 250 scientific publications with nearly 2000 scientific citations per year.