Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD
Gordon R. Bloomberg, MD, professor of pediatrics, is honored for his outstanding contributions to the care of pediatric patients with allergy and asthma.
After spending nearly 40 years in private practice — 10 of them as a clinical professor at Washington University — Bloomberg joined the full-time faculty in 2002. He is now considered a fixture at the medical center, the quintessential clinician with vast knowledge of his specialty. Physicians from around the Midwest refer to him for consultations on the full range of pediatric allergic conditions.
He has been named in Best Doctors in America every year since 1998 and has been recognized for high patient satisfaction scores by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Washington University Faculty Practice Plan — in 2010 earning the highest score. Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association honored him with its Alumni/Faculty award in 1999.
He is internationally known for his knowledge of pediatric drug allergy, especially antibiotic allergy. While in private practice, Bloomberg was active in research, participating in several major children’s asthma studies and publishing 16 peer-reviewed articles. Since joining the faculty, he has authored and collaborated on 43 peer-reviewed articles. Currently, he is principal investigator for Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma, designed to determine the immunologic and environmental causes of asthma in inner-city children.
Bloomberg is also an active teacher of residents and fellows, known for effectively sharing his insights into the physician-patient relationship.
Bloomberg received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1955 and his medical degree in 1959 from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He did his internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, after which he came to St. Louis for residency and fellowship training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army 1966-1968.