Brian Modena, MD, MSc Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Brian Modena, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Modena is in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Associate Professor Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Allergy Angioedema Asthma Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Overview Food Allergies Hives (Urticaria) Immune Deficiency Disorders Insect Sting Allergy (Ant, Wasp and Bee Stings) Medication/Drug Allergy Research Areas Epigenetics Genetic Variants Genomics Microbiome RNA Gene Expression Severe Asthma Related Clinical Trials CHARM Study for Asthma Creating Asthma Measurements through the MORRE Study Understanding the Genetics of Asthma Special Interests Brian Modena, M.D., M.Sc. is a physician & researcher with trained expertise in Allergy-Immunology. He completed a 2-year Allergy-Immunology clinical fellowship with a focus on treating severe asthma patients at the University of Pittsburgh, a hub for the NIH-funded Severe Asthma Research Program. He obtained a M.Sc. in Clinical & Translational Research at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) with a focus in Genomics and Translational research, and joined STSI and TSRI as a joint Assistant Professor in 2016. Joining National Jewish Health in 2018, he now works as a physician and NIH-funded researcher in the field of severe asthma. His research interest involves the use of mRNA gene expression, epigenetic methylation changes, genetic variation, microbiome changes (‘dysbiosis’) and utilization of new health monitoring technologies to improve biological and clinical understanding of clinical disease, particularly in patients with severe asthma and organ transplantation. News & Videos Allergist Dr. Brian Modena Joins National Jewish Health Education Education 2014 - 2016 Scripps Research, M.S. Genomic & Translational Research 2002 - 2006 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medicine 1996 - 2000 Virgina Tech, Mechanical Engineering Residency 2006 - 2009 Scripps Clinic & Green Hospital, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2012 - 2014 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital, Allergy-Immunology Awards & Recognition 2016: Awarded the Inaugural American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article award by American Society of Transplantation (AST) and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). 2016: Chairman’s Award of Research Excellence, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA 2015: "Going the Extra Mile" Teaching Award, University of California San Diego 2015: The Scripps Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Pilot Award 2014: Scripps Health Pilot Award 2014: The Scripps Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Pilot Award 2014: KL2 Clinical Scholar Program Scholarship 2014: Winner of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology National Conference Abstract Competition Awarded the Inaugural American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article award by American Society of Transplantation (AST) and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). Board Certification 2008: Internal Medicine 2014: Allergy-Immunology Professional Memberships 2012-present: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) 2018-present: American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015-present: Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI) Publications Nathaniel Weathington, Michael E. O’Brien, Josiah Radder, Thomas C. Whisenant, Eugene R. Bleecker, William W. Busse, Serpil C. Erzurum, Benjamin Gaston, Nizar N. Jarjour, Deborah A. Meyers, Jadranka Milosevic, John R. Tedrow, John B. Trudeau, Hesper P. Wong, Wei Wu, Naftali Kaminski, Sally E. Wenzel, Brian D. Modena. Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cell Gene Expression in Severe Asthma Reveals Mechanisms of Severe Disease and Influences of Medications. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2019, [EPub ahead of print] Xiuxia Zhou, Carol L. Kinlough, Rebecca P. Hughey, Mingzhu Jin, Hideki Inoue, Emily Etling, Brian D. Modena, Naftali Kaminski, Eugene R. Bleecker, Deborah A. Meyers, Nizar N. Jarjour, John B. Trudeau, Fernando Holguin, Anuradha Ray, and Sally E. Wenzel. Sialylation of MUC4β N-glycans by ST6GAL1 orchestrates human airway epithelial cell differentiation associated with type-2 inflammation. JCI Insight. 2019;4(5):e122475. Inoue H, Hattori T, Zhou X, Etling EB, Modena BD, Trudeau JB, Holguin F, Wenzel SE. Dysfunctional ErbB2, an EGF receptor family member, hinders repair of airway epithelial cells from asthmatic patients. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2019 Jan 9 [EPub ahead of print]. Teaching & Professional Positions Assistant Professor, National Jewish Health Website Information Modena Asthma Lab Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. 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