Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Richard Ahrens, MD


Clinical Director of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Division
Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Professor of Pediatrics  - Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2546 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-4050



BS, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
MD, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MS, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Fellowship, NIH Research Fellowship, Medical College of Wisonsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Louis University Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics, St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Fellowship, Allergy and Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Allergy
American Board of Pediatrics

Research Summary

My research involves the use of medications to treat lung disease in children including asthma and cystic fibrosis and to prevent lung damage in premature infants. Asthma and cystic fibrosis work focuses on how best to use inhaled drugs to minimize symptoms. Work with premature infants examines how to best use medications called glucocorticoids to improve the prognosis of these children. Research also involves both bench laboratory studies and clinical studies of human subjects.

Date Last Modified: 05/15/2015 - 10:27:41