Malcolm Blumenthal, MD

Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Malcolm Blumenthal

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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 276 (Pulmonary)
MMC 434 (Allergy)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO

Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Dr. Blumenthal received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and did his internship and residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He did further residency training at the University of Minnesota. He received his fellowship training from the University of Michigan and is ABIM and ABAI certified in Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Blumenthal is a Fellow in the AAAAI and ACAAI and a member of many other professional organizations. Dr. Blumenthal's research interests include asthma, atopic disease, and immunogenetics. He has led an active research program including an NIH-funded investigation of the genetics of asthma, an American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ALA-ACRC), as well as international collaborative efforts involving Taiwan, Georgia, and India. These investigations have identified some novel asthma and atopy susceptibility loci, evaluated outcomes of various medical regimes involving asthma, and assessed the epidemiology of asthma and atopy. Dr. Blumenthal is also involved in direct allergy education and the delivery of clinical allergy and asthma health care.



  • Blumenthal MN, Zhong W, Miller M, Wendt C, Connett JE, Pei D. Serum metalloproteinase leukolysin (MMP-25/MT-6): a potential metabolic marker for atopy-associated inflammation. Clin Exp Allergy. 2010 Jun;40(6):859-66.
  • Rao SV, Eikelboom J, Steg PG, Lincoff AM, Weintraub WS, Bassand JP, Rao AK, Gibson CM, Petersen JL, Mehran R, Manoukian SV, Charnigo R, Lee KL, Moscucci M, Harrington RA; Academic Bleeding Consensus Multidisciplinary Working Group. Standardized reporting of bleeding complications for clinical investigations in acute coronary syndromes: a proposal from the academic bleeding consensus (ABC) multidisciplinary working group. Am Heart J. 2009 Dec;158(6):881-886.e1
  • DiMango E, Holbrook JT, Simpson E, Reibman J, Richter J, Narula S, Prusakowski N, Mastronarde JG, Wise RA; American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers. Effects of asymptomatic proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflulx on asthma severity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 1;180(9):809-16
  • American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers, Mastronarde JG, Anthonisen NR, Castro M, Holbrook JT, Leone FT, Teague WG, Wise RA. Efficacy of esomeprazole for treatment of poorly-controlled asthma. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 9;360(15):1487-99
  • Blumenthal M. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses support the efficacy of numerous popular herbs and phytomedicines. Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):14-5
  • McSherry C, Blumenthal MN. Definition of an allergen (immunobiology). Clin Allergy Immunol. 2008;21:31-46. Review.
  • Mastronarde JG, Wise RA, Shade DM, Olopade CO, Scharf SM; American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers. Sleep quality in asthma: results of a large prospective clinical trial. J Asthma. 2008 Apr;45(3):183-9
  • Jackola DR, Liebeler CL, Willaert R, Luah S-S, Oetting W, King RA, Blumenthal MN. CD14 promoter polymorphisms in atopic families: implications for modulated allergen-specific IgE and IgG1 responses. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2006; 139: 217-224.