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Robert F. Lemanske Jr., MD  

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lemanske’s medical interests include asthma and exercise, asthma in infants and children, origins and treatment of childhood asthma, virus and allergen-induced airway diseases in children.


Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-6180 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Allergy & Immunology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, 1975


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Drug Allergies
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Insect Sting Allergy
  • Preschool Wheezing
  • Recurrent Sinus Infection
  • Uticaria

His research interests have focused primarily on the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma including mechanisms underlying pulmonary late phase reactions, virus-induced airway dysfunction, and asthma inception in infants and young children.

PubMed Articles
Gerald JK Gerald LB Vasquez MM Morgan WJ Boehmer SJ Lemanske RF Jr Mauger DT Strunk RC Szefler SJ Zeiger RS Bacharier LB Bade E Covar RA Guilbert TW Heidarian-Raissy H Kelly HW Malka-Rais J Sorkness CA Taussig LM Chinchilli VM Martinez FD . Markers of Differential Response to Inhaled Corticosteroid Treatment Among Children With Mild Persistent Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Mar 14;
[PubMed ID: 25783161]
Thomas AO Jackson DJ Evans MD Rajamanickam V Gangnon RE Fain SB Sorkness RL Okupa AY Thomas A Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr . Sex-related differences in pulmonary physiologic outcome measures in a high-risk birth cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Feb 9;
[PubMed ID: 25678088]
Sharma S Zhou X Thibault DM Himes BE Liu A Szefler SJ Strunk R Castro M Hansel NN Diette GB Vonakis BM Adkinson NF Jr Avila L Soto-Quiros M Barraza-Villareal A Lemanske RF Jr Solway J Krishnan J White SR Cheadle C Berger AE Fan J Boorgula MP Nicolae D Gilliland F Barnes K London SJ Martinez F Ober C Celedón JC Carey VJ Weiss ST Raby BA . A genome-wide survey of CD4(+) lymphocyte regulatory genetic variants identifies novel asthma genes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Nov;134(5):1153-62
[PubMed ID: 24934276]
Guilbert TW Mauger DT Lemanske RF Jr . Childhood asthma-predictive phenotype. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec;2(6):664-70
[PubMed ID: 25439355]
Darveaux JI Lemanske RF Jr . Infection-related asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec;2(6):658-63
[PubMed ID: 25439354]
Malka J Mauger DT Covar R Rabinovitch N Lemanske RF Jr Spahn JD Strunk RC Zeiger RS Morgan WJ Szefler SJ . Eczema and race as combined determinants for differential response to step-up asthma therapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Aug;134(2):483-5
[PubMed ID: 24835502]
Bousquet J Gern JE Martinez FD Anto JM Johnson CC Holt PG Lemanske RF Jr Le Souëf PN Tepper RS von Mutius ER Arshad SH Bacharier LB Becker A Belanger K Bergström A Bernstein DI Cabana MD Carroll KN Castro M Cooper PJ Gillman MW Gold DR Henderson J Heinrich J Hong SJ Jackson DJ Keil T Kozyrskyj AL Lødrup Carlsen KC Miller RL Momas I Morgan WJ Noel P Ownby DR Pinart M Ryan PH Schwaninger JM Sears MR Simpson A Smit HA Stern DA Subbarao P Valenta R Wang X Weiss ST Wood R Wright AL Wright RJ Togias A Gergen PJ . Birth cohorts in asthma and allergic diseases: report of a NIAID/NHLBI/MeDALL joint workshop. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Jun;133(6):1535-46
[PubMed ID: 24636091]
Kloepfer KM Lee WM Pappas TE Kang TJ Vrtis RF Evans MD Gangnon RE Bochkov YA Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE . Detection of pathogenic bacteria during rhinovirus infection is associated with increased respiratory symptoms and asthma exacerbations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 May;133(5):1301-7, 1307.e1-3
[PubMed ID: 24698319]
Thomas AO Lemanske RF Jr Jackson DJ . Infections and their role in childhood asthma inception. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2014 Mar;25(2):122-8
[PubMed ID: 24236893]
Chang TS Lemanske RF Jr Mauger DT Fitzpatrick AM Sorkness CA Szefler SJ Gangnon RE Page CD Jackson DJ . Childhood asthma clusters and response to therapy in clinical trials. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Feb;133(2):363-9
[PubMed ID: 24139497]
Rabinovitch N Mauger DT Reisdorph N Covar R Malka J Lemanske RF Jr Morgan WJ Guilbert TW Zeiger RS Bacharier LB Szefler SJ . Predictors of asthma control and lung function responsiveness to step 3 therapy in children with uncontrolled asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Feb;133(2):350-6
[PubMed ID: 24084071]
Hines EA Szakaly RJ Leng N Webster AT Verheyden JM Lashua AJ Kendziorski C Rosenthal LA Gern JE Sorkness RL Sun X Lemanske RF Jr . Comparison of temporal transcriptomic profiles from immature lungs of two rat strains reveals a viral response signature associated with chronic lung dysfunction. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e112997
[PubMed ID: 25437859]
Campbell CD Mohajeri K Malig M Hormozdiari F Nelson B Du G Patterson KM Eng C Torgerson DG Hu D Herman C Chong JX Ko A O'Roak BJ Krumm N Vives L Lee C Roth LA Rodriguez-Cintron W Rodriguez-Santana J Brigino-Buenaventura E Davis A Meade K LeNoir MA Thyne S Jackson DJ Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Shendure J Abney M Burchard EG Ober C Eichler EE . Whole-genome sequencing of individuals from a founder population identifies candidate genes for asthma. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104396
[PubMed ID: 25116239]
Okupa AY Sorkness CA Mauger DT Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr . Daily diaries vs retrospective questionnaires to assess asthma control and therapeutic responses in asthma clinical trials: is participant burden worth the effort? Chest. 2013 Apr;143(4):993-9
[PubMed ID: 23287844]
Cadman RV Lemanske RF Jr Evans MD Jackson DJ Gern JE Sorkness RL Fain SB . Pulmonary 3He magnetic resonance imaging of childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Feb;131(2):369-76.e1-5
[PubMed ID: 23246019]
Singh AM Dahlberg P Burmeister K Evans MD Gangnon R Roberg KA Tisler C Dasilva D Pappas T Salazar L Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE Seroogy CM . Inhaled corticosteroid use is associated with increased circulating T regulatory cells in children with asthma. Clin Mol Allergy. 2013 Jan 25;11(1):1
[PubMed ID: 23347774]
Denlinger LC Manthei DM Seibold MA Ahn K Bleecker E Boushey HA Calhoun WJ Castro M Chinchili VM Fahy JV Hawkins GA Icitovic N Israel E Jarjour NN King T Kraft M Lazarus SC Lehman E Martin RJ Meyers DA Peters SP Sheerar D Shi L Sutherland ER Szefler SJ Wechsler ME Sorkness CA Lemanske RF Jr . P2X7-regulated protection from exacerbations and loss of control is independent of asthma maintenance therapy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 1;187(1):28-33
[PubMed ID: 23144325]
Durrani SR Montville DJ Pratt AS Sahu S DeVries MK Rajamanickam V Gangnon RE Gill MA Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Jackson DJ . Innate immune responses to rhinovirus are reduced by the high-affinity IgE receptor in allergic asthmatic children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):489-95
[PubMed ID: 22766097]
Manthei DM Jackson DJ Evans MD Gangnon RE Tisler CJ Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Denlinger LC . Protection from asthma in a high-risk birth cohort by attenuated P2X(7) function. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):496-502
[PubMed ID: 22743305]
Kloepfer KM Olenec JP Lee WM Liu G Vrtis RF Roberg KA Evans MD Gangnon RE Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE . Increased H1N1 infection rate in children with asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun 15;185(12):1275-9
[PubMed ID: 22366048]
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