Dr. Bloomberg is a member of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois and resident training in pediatrics at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He entered private pediatric practice in 1963 and was called to military service in 1966 during the Viet Nam war. After serving at Madigan General Hospital at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington for two years he returned to general pediatric private practice. In 2002, Dr. Bloomberg left private practice to join the full time faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in the department of Pediatrics. He is board certified by American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. During his time in general pediatrics, Dr. Bloomberg served on several committees for St Louis Children’s Hospital and was elected as President of the Medical Staff. He was also awarded the Alumni/Faculty Award in 1999 from the School of Medicine for services to the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bloomberg’s clinical research focuses on childhood asthma, allergic disorders, and antibiotic allergic reactions. He was for several years, a co-investigator in the Childhood Asthma Management Program, and co-investigator in the Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network, all multicenter network, NIH funded, studies of childhood asthma. Currently, Dr. Bloomberg is the principal investigator in St Louis for the Inner City Asthma Consortium and is conducting a birth cohort study, Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma, (URECA), of the antecedents of asthma in children of low income families living in central urban areas.