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M. Eric Gershwin, M.D. View profile as PDF

M. Eric Gershwin

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gershwin is a world renowned authority in clinical immunology, including allergy and rheumatology. He is a "Master" of the American College of Physicians and also a "Master" of the American College of Rheumatology. He has received numerous international honors, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens for lifetime achievement in clinical immunology. Dr. Gershwin has received the AESKU Prize for lifetime contribution in immunology. Gershwin founded the clinical immunology program at UC Davis in 1975. He has a long track record of clinical research involving autoimmunity, allergy and immunology. Dr. Gershwin has published multiple textbooks which are now translated in 7 languages. Gershwin was the first Jack and Donald Chia Endowed Professor recipient at UC Davis in 1994. Gershwin has worked extensively on behalf of patients with immunological diseases for many nonprofit organizations. He has also been a consultant to the FDA, the FTC, the USDA, NIH and DOD. He has written more than 800 scientific articles and 25 clinical books. Many of his books are in widespread usage in teaching programs throughout the world. Gershwin has been an advisor/consultant for multiple governmental agencies, including Japan, the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Italy and Australia. He also holds several patents in immunology. Finally, Dr. Gershwin is considered a world expert on environmental health, including such issues as food safety, mold, allergens, asbestos and environmental hazards.

Title:

Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Department:

Internal Medicine

Division:

Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Address/Phone:

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Allergy/Rheumatology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737

Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building
Genome & Biomedical Sciences Facility
451 Health Sciences Dr
Davis, CA 95616
Driving Directions
Phone: 530-752-2884

Additional Phone:

Phone: 530-752-2884
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Education:

M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, 1971
M.S., Swinburne University, Melbourne, 1971
A.B., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1966

Residency:

Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973

Fellowships:

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1975

Board Certifications:

American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1980
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1974
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1978

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Physicians
American College of Physicians
American College of Rheumatology
American Society of Clinical Investigation

Select Honors and Awards:

Master, American College of Rheumatology, 2011

Master, American College of Physicians, 2010

Honorary Doctorate, University of Athens, 2009

AESKU Prize, 2009

Professorial Award: Kagawa University, 1998

Distinguished Metal: Japanese Society of Hepatology, 1988

Robert Shelton Alumni Scholar Award (for outstanding graduating medical student), Stanford University School of Medicine, 1971

Dermatology Prize, Stanford University, 1971

Alpha Omega Alpha: Stanford University, 1971

Association of American Medical College Recognition in Tropical Medicine, 1970

Stanford Award for Outstanding Student Research, 1968

Mary Marshall Award, Syracuse University, 1966

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Syracuse University, 1966

Phi Beta Kappa, Syracuse University, 1965

Select Recent Publications:

Gershwin, M.E. and T.E. Albertson (eds). Bronchial Asthma: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment, Springer, New York.

Shoenfeld, Y., P. Youinou and M.E. Gershwin (eds). The Environment, Geoepidemiology and Autoimmune Diseases. Elsevier Publishing. Volumes 34/3 of Journal of Autoimmunity and Volumes 9/5 of Autoimmunity Reviews, pages J163-J338 and A247-A405.

Gershwin, M.E. and M.R.C. Greenwood (eds). Foods for Health in the 21st Century: A Roadmap for the Future. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1190, pages 1-192.

Shoenfeld, Y. and M.E. Gershwin (eds). Contemporary Challenges in Autoimmunity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Blackwell Publishing, Boston, Volume 1173, pages 886. 2009.

Shoenfeld, Y. and M.E. Gershwin (eds). Cutting Edge Autoimmunology. Elsevier Press, Amsterdam, volume 32, 149-266 pp. 2009.

Shoenfeld, Y., R. Cervera and M.E. Gershwin (eds). Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases. Springer Verlag, New York, NY 593 pp. 2008.

Gershwin, M.E. and Y. Shoenfeld. Autoimmunity, Part A: Basic Principles and New Diagnostic Tools. Foreword. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol. 1109. 2007.

Gershwin, M.E. and Y. Shoenfeld. Autoimmunity, Part B: Novel Applications of Basic Research. Foreword. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol. 1110. 2007.

Gershwin, M.E., J.M. Vierling and M.P. Manns (eds). Liver Immunology: Principles and Practice. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 486 pp. 2007.

Shoenfeld, Y and M.E. Gershwin (eds). Autoimmunity, Part D. Autoimmune Disease, Annus Mirabilis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Blackwell Publishing, Boston, vol. 1108, 612 pages. 2007.

To see if M. Eric Gershwin is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).