Our doctors work together across different specialties to provide the best care possible. For a child with severe asthma, the team might include a pediatric allergist, lung specialist, critical care doctor, family doctor and behavioral pediatrician. Your allergy specialist might work with an ear, nose and throat doctor or a head and neck surgeon as needed.
Convenient, coordinated care
Appointments take place at the Allergy and Asthma Clinic on the Minneapolis campus and at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center. Our pulmonary (lung) laboratory offers state-of-the-art testing and imaging.
Our physicians conduct research through the Center for Lung Science and Health, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to developing new treatments for and reducing lung diseases.
Causes of allergies and asthma
Dr. Malcolm Blumenthal <link to Blumenthal profile> has led the asthma and allergy research program at the University of Minnesota for more than 30 years. His work explores the role genetic and environmental factors play in the development of asthma, allergies and related diseases.
Understanding the immune system
Our doctors research the basic biology of the immune system to gain insights into the allergic response and find the way to possible cures.
Studies aim to define immunologic diseases using objective, lab-based measures, which can help create standards for diagnosis and treatment.