Kathleen Donohue, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Donohue graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary and completed her MD at the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. After finishing her training, she joined the faulty with a joint appointment to the Division of General Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care. Dr. Donohue is the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism in Medicine award. After completing residency training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Kathleen Donohue was accepted as a fellow in the Genetics of Complex Diseases program at Columbia University and undertook training in genetic epidemiology and laboratory analysis. During Allergy & Immunology fellowship, she published several abstracts related to GST polymorphisms, asthma and allergic inflammation, as well as a peer reviewed paper identifying serum biomarkers related to wheeze and atopy in an inner-city birth cohort.  During her final year of fellowship she co-authored a successful NIH GO grant focused on exposure to bisphenol-A, a known endocrine disruptor, immunoregulatory dysfunction and pediatric asthma outcomes. More recently, she has collaborated with Graham Barr investigating asthma and airway structure on CT scan in the MESA Lung Study.

Education and Training

B.A. from College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1998
Medical School:
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2003
Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2003-2006
Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2004-2006
Fellow in Genetics of Complex Diseases, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006-2007
Fellow in Allergy & Immunology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2007-2009

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1999-2003 Aesculapian Scholar
  • 2006 Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award


For appointments: 

AIM (Associates in Internal Medicine)
622 W. 168th Street, VC-2
New York, NY 10032

P: (212) 305-6354


  • Allergy & Immunology

Clinical Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Allergies

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2006
  • Allergy and Immunology Diplomate, 2009


Research Interests

  • Environmental exposures and asthma
  • Airway remodeling

Selected Publications

  1. Donohue, KM, RL Miller, MS Perzanowski, AC Just, LA Hoepner, S Arunajadai, S Canfield, D Resnick, AM Calafat, FP Perera, RM Whyatt. Prenatal and Postnatal Bisphenol-A Exposure and Asthma Development among Inner-city Children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2013;131(3):736-742 e6. PMID 23452902.
  2. Donohue, KM, E Hoffman, H Baumhauer, J Guo, FS Ahmed, GS Lovasi, D Jacobs, P Enright, RG Barr.Asthma and lung structure on CT: The MESA Lung Study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Feb 2013;131(2):361-368 e311. PMID: 22974831.
  3. Subramanyam, MA, AV Diez-Roux, JR Pilsner, E Villamor, KM Donohue, Y Liu, NS Jenny. Social factors and leukocyte DNA methylation of repetitive sequences: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54018. PMID: 23320117.
  4. Donohue KM, Hoffman E, Baumhauer H, Guo J, Budoff M, Austin JHM, Kalhan R, Kawut S, Tracy R, Barr RG. Cigarette smoking and airway wall thickness on CT scan in a multi-ethnic cohort: The MESA Lung Study, Respiratory Medicine. 2012;106(12):1655-64. PMID: 22974831.
  5. Donohue KM, Al-Alem U, Perzanowski MS, Chew GL, Johnson A, Divjan A, Kelvin EA, Hoepner LA, Perera FP, Miller RL. Anti-cockroach and anti-mouse IgE are associated with early wheeze and atopy in an inner city birth cohort. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008;122(5):914-920. PMID: 19000580.

View Dr. Donohue's full list of publications from PubMed