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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
Bacharier LB Guilbert TW Mauger DT Boehmer S Beigelman A Fitzpatrick AM Jackson DJ Baxi SN Benson M Burnham CA Cabana M Castro M Chmiel JF Covar R Daines M Gaffin JM Gentile DA Holguin F Israel E Kelly HW Lazarus SC Lemanske RF Jr Ly N Meade K Morgan W Moy J Olin T Peters SP Phipatanakul W Pongracic JA Raissy HH Ross K Sheehan WJ Sorkness C Szefler SJ Teague WG Thyne S Martinez FD . Early Administration of Azithromycin and Prevention of Severe Lower Respiratory Tract Illnesses in Preschool Children With a History of Such Illnesses: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2015 Nov 17;314(19):2034-44
[PubMed ID: 26575060]
Coleman AT Jackson DJ Gangnon RE Evans MD Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE . Comparison of risk factors for viral and nonviral asthma exacerbations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct;136(4):1127-1129.e4
[PubMed ID: 26194546]
Visness CM Sandel MT O'Connor G Gern JE Jaffee KF Wood RA Kattan M Bloomberg GR Dresen A Gergen PJ Gold DR Lemanske RF Jr Rajamanickam V Camargo CA Jr Jackson DJ . Cord blood vitamin D concentrations are unrelated to atopy and wheeze in 2 diverse birth cohort studies. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct;136(4):1108-1110.e2
[PubMed ID: 25979524]
Loisel DA Du G Ahluwalia TS Tisler CJ Evans MD Myers RA Gangnon RE Møller EK Bønnelykke K Bisgaard H Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Nicolae DL Gern JE Ober C . Genetic associations with viral respiratory illnesses and asthma control in children. Clin Exp Allergy. 2015 Sep 24;
[PubMed ID: 26399222]
Reddel HK Bateman ED Becker A Boulet LP Cruz AA Drazen JM Haahtela T Hurd SS Inoue H de Jongste JC Lemanske RF Jr Levy ML O'Byrne PM Paggiaro P Pedersen SE Pizzichini E Soto-Quiroz M Szefler SJ Wong GW FitzGerald JM . A summary of the new GINA strategy: a roadmap to asthma control. Eur Respir J. 2015 Sep;46(3):622-39
[PubMed ID: 26206872]
McGeachie MJ Dahlin A Qiu W Croteau-Chonka DC Savage J Wu AC Wan ES Sordillo JE Al-Garawi A Martinez FD Strunk RC Lemanske RF Jr Liu AH Raby BA Weiss S Clish CB Lasky-Su JA . The metabolomics of asthma control: a promising link between genetics and disease. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2015 Sep;3(3):224-38
[PubMed ID: 26421150]
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 Aug;136(2):282-7
[PubMed ID: 25678088]
Brehm JM Ramratnam SK Tse SM Croteau-Chonka DC Pino-Yanes M Rosas-Salazar C Litonjua AA Raby BA Boutaoui N Han YY Chen W Forno E Marsland AL Nugent NR Eng C Colón-Semidey A Alvarez M Acosta-Pérez E Spear ML Martinez FD Avila L Weiss ST Soto-Quiros M Ober C Nicolae DL Barnes KC Lemanske RF Jr Strunk RC Liu A London SJ Gilliland F Sleiman P March M Hakonarson H Duan QL Kolls JK Fritz GK Hu D Fani N Stevens JS Almli LM Burchard EG Shin J McQuaid EL Ressler K Canino G Celedón JC . Stress and Bronchodilator Response in Children with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 1;192(1):47-56
[PubMed ID: 25918834]
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 Jul-Aug;3(4):540-6.e3
[PubMed ID: 25783161]
Croteau-Chonka DC Rogers AJ Raj T McGeachie MJ Qiu W Ziniti JP Stubbs BJ Liang L Martinez FD Strunk RC Lemanske RF Jr Liu AH Stranger BE Carey VJ Raby BA . Expression Quantitative Trait Loci Information Improves Predictive Modeling of Disease Relevance of Non-Coding Genetic Variation. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0140758
[PubMed ID: 26474488]
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]
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