Brian Modena
Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Department of Medicine
Brian Modena, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Modena is in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

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.

Education

Education
Scripps Research, M.S. Genomic & Translational Research
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medicine
Virgina Tech, Mechanical Engineering
Residency
Scripps Clinic & Green Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
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)

Teaching & Professional Positions

Assistant Professor, National Jewish Health

Website Information

Modena Asthma Lab

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  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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