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Pediatrics

Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Allergy
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Immunology

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite C, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-2694
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis , MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Asthma in children, allergies in children, drug allergies, atopic eczema, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, food allergy, antibiotic allergy

Areas of Research Interest
Epidemiology of asthma. Asthma morbidity among children in inner-city areas. Development of asthma in chldren. Antibiotic allergy in children. Inner City Asthma Consortium (Principal Investigator) No1 A1025496 NAID, Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma (URECA)

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Allergy and Immunology -- Certified

Medical Education
A.B. : History, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinios, 1955
B.S.: Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1955
Medical Degree: University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1959
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mi, 1963
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 1963
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1998-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Election to Editorial Board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology for 2009-2014
President, St. Louis Children's Hospital Medical Staff Association, 1994-1996
AMA Physicians Recognition Award, 1991, 1994

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Gergen PJ, Teach SJ, Mitchell HE, Freishtat RF, Calatroni A, Matsui E, Kattan M, Bloomberg GR, Liu AH, Kercsmar C, O'Connor G, Pongracic J, Rivera-Sanchez Y, Morgan WJ, Sorkness CA, Binkley N, Busse W. Lack of a relation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and asthma in adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jun;97(6):1228-34.

Gern JE, Pappas T, Visness CM, Jaffee KF, Lemanske RF, Togias A, Bloomberg GR, Cruikshank WW, Lamm C, Tuzova M, Wood RA, Lee WM. Comparison of the etiology of viral respiratory illnesses in inner-city and suburban infants. J Infect Dis. 2012 Nov;206(9):1342-9.

Kitcharoensakkul M, Ree N, Bloomberg GR, Dehner LP, Heidingsfelder JA, White AJ, Cooper MA. Vancomycin-induced DRESS with evidence of T-cell activation in a 22-month-old patient. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Oct;109(4):280-1.

Kelly HW, Sternberg AL, Lescher R, Fuhlbrigge AL, Williams P, Zeiger RS, Raissy HH, Van Natta ML, Tonascia J, Strunk RC; CAMP Research Group. Effect of inhaled glucocorticoids in childhood on adult height. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6;367(10):904-12. 15;186(6):508-13. Epub 2012 Jul 12.

Tse SM, Kelly HW, Litonjua AA, Van Natta ML, Weiss ST, Tantisira KG; Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group. Corticosteroid use and bone mineral accretion in children with asthma: effect modification by vitamin D. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul;130(1):53-60.e4.

Sumino K, Tucker J, Shahab M, Jaffee KF, Visness CM, Gern JE, Bloomberg GR, Holtzman MJ.  Antiviral IFN-γ responses of monocytes at birth predict respiratory tract illness in the first year of life. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 May;129(5):1267-1273.e1.

Wildfire JJ, Gergen PJ, Sorkness CA, Mitchell HE, Calatroni A, Kattan M, Szefler SJ, Teach SJ, Bloomberg GR, Wood RA, Liu AH, Pongracic JA, Chmiel JF, Conroy K, Rivera-Sanchez Y, Busse WW, Morgan WJ. Development and validation of the Composite Asthma Severity Index--an outcome measure for use in children and adolescents. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar;129(3):694-701.

McLoughlin RM, Calatroni A, Visness CM, Wallace PK, Cruikshank WW, Tuzova M, Ly NP, Ruiz-Perez B, Kattan M, Bloomberg GR, Lederman H, Gern JE, Gold DR. Longitudinal relationship of early life immunomodulatory T cell phenotype and function to development of allergic sensitization in an urban cohort. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Mar;42(3):392-404.

Wood RA, Bloomberg GR, Kattan M, Conroy K, Sandel MT, Dresen A, Gergen PJ, Gold DR, Schwarz JC, Visness CM, Gern JE. Relationships among environmental exposures, cord blood cytokine responses, allergy, and wheeze at 1 year of age in an inner-city birth cohort (Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study). J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011;127:913-9.

Horner CC, Mauger D, Strunk RC, Graber NJ, Lemanske RF Jr, Sorkness CA, Szefler SJ, Zeiger RS, Taussig LM, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Most nocturnal asthma symptoms occur outside of exacerbations and associate with morbidity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):977-82.e1-2.

Guilbert TW, Mauger DT, Allen DB, Zeiger RS, Lemanske RF Jr, Szefler SJ, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB, Covar R, Sorkness CA, Taussig LM, Martinez FD; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Growth of preschool children at high risk for asthma 2 years after discontinuation of fluticasone. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):956-63.e1-7.

Chi A, Wildfire J, McLoughlin R, Wood RA, Bloomberg GR, Kattan M, Gergen P, Gold DR, Witter F, Chen T, Holick M, Visness C, Gern J, O'Connor GT. Umbilical cord plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and immune function at birth: the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study. Clin Exp Allergy. 2011 Jun;41(6):842-50.

Bloomberg GR. The influence of environment, as represented by diet and air pollution, upon incidence and prevalence of wheezing illnesses in young children. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Apr;11(2):144-9.

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