Adkinson M.D., N. Franklin 

ADKINSON n franklin v2

The Johns Hopkins University 

Department of Medicine

Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Rm. 2A-62A

Baltimore, MD 21224-6801

Tel:  410-550-2051

Fax:  410-550-2055



Biography: Dr. Adkinson was born in North Carolina and received his undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar.  After Johns Hopkins Medical School and an Osler Residency in Internal Medicine here, he spent two years for post-doctoral research in immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.  Afterward, Dr. Adkinson returned to Johns Hopkins to pursue an academic career in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology where he is currently Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Training Program.  He is also Program Director for the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation. He has published over 300 scientific articles and reviews, and is currently Managing Editor of the premier comprehensive textbook of allergic diseases: Middleton’s Allergy: Principles and Practice. In 2010 he was recognized with the Distinguished Clinician Award of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.


Clinical Interest:  Drug hypersensitivity and intolerance, especially to antibiotics and aspirin-like drugs; latex allergy; NSAID/aspirin reactions


Research Interest:Research interests include drug hypersensitivity,  mechanisms of immunotherapy for allergic disorders, the pathogenesis and treatment of allergic asthma in children, and human IgE and IgG antibody responses.


Current Research:  Natural history of childhood onset allergic asthma (CAMP-CS2); immune responses to drugs and chemicals; diagnosis and management of drug hypersensitivity states


Selected Publications:

Celik GE, Schroeder JT, Hamilton RG, Saini SS, Adkinson NF.  Effect of in vitro aspirin  stimulation on basophils in patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease.  Clin    Exp Allergy. 2009 Oct;39(10):1522-31. 29

Celik GC, Werner PJ, Adkinson NF. Drug Allergy.  Middleton's Allergy Principles and Practice, Seventh Edition 2009, Vol. 2, 1205-1226.

Hamilton RG, Abmli D, Strobos J, Adkinson NF Jr .  Immunogenicity studies of Cosmetically Administered Non animal –Stabilized Hyalurionic Acid Particles.   Derm Surgery 2007, 33: S176-85.

Hamilton RG, Brown RH, Veltri MA, Feroli ER, Primeau M-N, Schaublel JF, Adkinson N F Jr.  Administering pharmaceuticals to latex-allergic patients from vials containing natural rubber latex closures.  Am J Health-System Pharm 2005; 62:1822-1877.

 Limb SL, Brown KC, Wood RA, Wise RA, Eggleston PA, Tonascia J, Hamilton RG, Adkinson NF Jr.  Irreversible lung function deficits in young adults with a history of childhood asthma.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005; 116:1213-1219.



Trainees:  numerous clinical and research fellows during 15 years as TPD;  >150 graduate students in Clinical Investigation since program origination in 1992. Since 2000 mentored trainees included Marie-Noel Primeau, M.D. [McGill University, Montreal]; Jane Hong Choi, M.D. [Vanderbilt Univ.]; Kathryn Brown, M.D. [Washington Univ. St. Louis]; Susan Limb, M.D. [Pulmonary and Allergy Branch, US FDA]; Gulfem Celik, M.D. [Hacettepe Univ., Ankara Turkey]; Cynthia Mafra, M.D. [Univ San Paulo, Brazil];


Other Staff Contacts:   

 Administrative assistant:  

Chenelle Johnson


GTPCI Program Manager: 

Cris DeNardo


Kristi Bauschnagel




Updated  November, 2012