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Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Allergy
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Immunology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Allergy and Immunology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Asthma in children, allergies in children, drug allergies, atopic eczema, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, food allergy, antibiotic allergy

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite C
Floor: 2nd Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-2694

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Seasonal risk factors for asthma exacerbations among inner-city children.
Teach SJ, Gergen PJ, Szefler SJ, Mitchell HE, Calatroni A, Wildfire J, Bloomberg GR, Kercsmar CM, Liu AH, Makhija MM, Matsui E, Morgan W, O'Connor G, Busse WW
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jun; 135(6)1465-73.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.12.1942.

PMID:
    25794658
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Influence of early-life exposures on food sensitization and food allergy in an inner-city birth cohort.
McGowan EC, Bloomberg GR, Gergen PJ, Visness CM, Jaffee KF, Sandel M, O'Connor G, Kattan M, Gern J, Wood RA
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan; 135(1)171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.06.033.

PMID:
    25129677
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of early-life exposure to allergens and bacteria on recurrent wheeze and atopy in urban children.
Lynch SV, Wood RA, Boushey H, Bacharier LB, Bloomberg GR, Kattan M, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Calatroni A, Matsui E, Johnson CC, Lynn H, Visness CM, Jaffee KF, Gergen PJ, Gold DR, Wright RJ, Fujimura K, Rauch M, Busse WW, Gern JE
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Sep; 134(3)593-601.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.04.018.

PMID:
    24908147
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Classification of childhood asthma phenotypes and long-term clinical responses to inhaled anti-inflammatory medications.
Howrylak JA, Fuhlbrigge AL, Strunk RC, Zeiger RS, Weiss ST, Raby BA, Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 May; 133(5)1289-300, 1300.e1-12.

PMID:
    24892144
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A telephone coaching intervention to improve asthma self-management behaviors.
Swerczek LM, Banister C, Bloomberg GR, Bruns JM, Epstein J, Highstein GR, Jamerson PA, Sterkel R, Wells S, Garbutt JM
Pediatr Nurs. 2013 May-Jun; 39(3)125-30, 145.

PMID:
    23926751
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lack of a relation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and asthma in adolescents.
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
Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jun; 97(6)1228-34. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.046961.

PMID:
    23595876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of the etiology of viral respiratory illnesses in inner-city and suburban infants.
Gern JE, Pappas T, Visness CM, Jaffee KF, Lemanske RF, Togias A, Bloomberg GR, Cruikshank WW, Lamm C, Tuzova M, Wood RA, Lee WM
J Infect Dis. 2012 Nov; 206(9)1342-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis504.

PMID:
    23014674
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vancomycin-induced DRESS with evidence of T-cell activation in a 22-month-old patient.
Kitcharoensakkul M, Ree N, Bloomberg GR, Dehner LP, Heidingsfelder JA, White AJ, Cooper MA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Oct; 109(4)280-1. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2012.07.016.

PMID:
    23010236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adherence in single-parent households in a long-term asthma clinical trial.
Spicher M, Bollers N, Chinn T, Hall A, Plunkett A, Rodgers D, Sundström DA, Wilson L, Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) Research Group
Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug; 38(4)207-13, 238.

PMID:
    22973604
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of inhaled glucocorticoids in childhood on adult height.
Kelly HW, Sternberg AL, Lescher R, Fuhlbrigge AL, Williams P, Zeiger RS, Raissy HH, Van Natta ML, Tonascia J, Strunk RC, CAMP Research Group
N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6; 367(10)904-12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203229.

PMID:
    22938716
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of vitamin D and inhaled corticosteroid treatment on lung function in children.
Wu AC, Tantisira K, Li L, Fuhlbrigge AL, Weiss ST, Litonjua A, Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep 15; 186(6)508-13.

PMID:
    22798322
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Corticosteroid use and bone mineral accretion in children with asthma: effect modification by vitamin D.
Tse SM, Kelly HW, Litonjua AA, Van Natta ML, Weiss ST, Tantisira KG, Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul; 130(1)53-60.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.04.005.

PMID:
    22608570
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Antiviral IFN-γ responses of monocytes at birth predict respiratory tract illness in the first year of life.
Sumino K, Tucker J, Shahab M, Jaffee KF, Visness CM, Gern JE, Bloomberg GR, Holtzman MJ
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 May; 129(5)1267-1273.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.02.033.

PMID:
    22460071
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development and validation of the Composite Asthma Severity Index--an outcome measure for use in children and adolescents.
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
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar; 129(3)694-701. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.12.962.

PMID:
    22244599
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Longitudinal relationship of early life immunomodulatory T cell phenotype and function to development of allergic sensitization in an urban cohort.
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
Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Mar; 42(3)392-404. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2011.03882.x.

PMID:
    22092655
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Most nocturnal asthma symptoms occur outside of exacerbations and associate with morbidity.
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
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov; 128(5)977-82.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.07.018.

PMID:
    21855126
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Growth of preschool children at high risk for asthma 2 years after discontinuation of fluticasone.
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
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov; 128(5)956-63.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.06.027.

PMID:
    21820163
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Umbilical cord plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and immune function at birth: the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study.
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
Clin Exp Allergy. 2011 Jun; 41(6)842-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2011.03712.x.

PMID:
    21481021
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The influence of environment, as represented by diet and air pollution, upon incidence and prevalence of wheezing illnesses in young children.
Bloomberg GR
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Apr; 11(2)144-9. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e3283445950.

PMID:
    21368621
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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).
Wood RA, Bloomberg GR, Kattan M, Conroy K, Sandel MT, Dresen A, Gergen PJ, Gold DR, Schwarz JC, Visness CM, Gern JE
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Apr; 127(4)913-9.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.12.1122.

PMID:
    21333343
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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)