Sujani Kakumanu, MD

Allergy and Immunology
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792-0001
(608) 256-1901


  • Pennsylvania State University - MD
  • Brown University - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology
  • Oregon Health Sciences University - Graduate certificate in Biomedical Informatics

Professional Activities

Dr. Sujani Kakumanu is a faculty member and clinical educator in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Her educational experience includes serving as the former director of the UW-Madison Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program, lectures to UW-Madison Internal Medicine residents and Allergy/Immunology fellows, lectures on school-based asthma management to the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses and the American Lung Association, adjunct instructor in biomedical informatics at Bellevue Community College and the Veterans Administration, and teaching continuing medical education courses on topics in allergy and immunology. Dr. Kakumanu is also a consultant and author of Up to Date, an online medical journal, and past author for the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ online lifeline learning product. She has served as Technology Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She holds several AAAAI committee roles, including chair of the Health Information Technology Committee and a group leader for the Office of School Based Asthma Management. In the past, Dr. Kakumanu has served as a volunteer physician in Cambodia and Kenya, and has also served in Teach for America Service Corps. She is a fellow of AAAAI and the associate director for ambulatory specialty clinics at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kakumanu's medical interests include asthma, rhinosinusitis, mastocytosis, eosinophilic disorders, drug hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency, angioedema, and urticaria.

Research Interests

Dr. Kakumanu has conducted research on the following topics: pediatric asthma care coordination with schools, the immune responses of adults residing in inner-city regions to innate and adaptive stimuli, and the incidence of aspirin and penicillin allergy in the VA patient populations.