The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224-6801
Dr Tversky was born and raised in New Jersey just outside of New York City. He attended college at Northeastern University in Boston where he spent over two years at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later Harvard Medical School conducting research. He earned his medical degree at The University of Sydney, Australia where he graduated in 2000 with first class honors. After finishing residency training at the University of Connecticut he completed a clinical fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. In 2008 he received a Fellows Career Development Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and The American Thoracic Society before launching into a career in academic medicine. He returned to Johns Hopkins in 2013 as a fulltime faculty member, teacher and clinical researcher. Dr Tversky is currently an Assistant Professor and was recently appointed Associate Clinical Director. He is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health K23 research grant.
Clinical Interest: Hay fever, allergic rhinitis, asthma, immunotherapy, anaphylaxis
Mechanisms of immunotherapy, dendritic cells, innate immunity and devices for skin testing
Dendritic Cells in Allergy and Immunotherapy
Cluster immunotherapy clinical observations and immune tolerance
Clinical diagnostic sensitivity of ten allergy skin prick devices
Le T, Bhushan V, Sheikh-Ali M, Shahin F. Tversky J. (Faculty Editor). First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Fifth Edition. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (In Press). 2014.
Mucci, T., Govindaraj, S., Tversky, J. Allergic Rhinitis: Review of Current Diagnosis and Management. Mount Sinai J of Medicine. Sept 2011;78(5):634–644.
Tversky, J., Bieneman, A., Chichester, K., Hamilton, R., Schroeder, J. Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy Restores Human Dendritic Cell Innate Immune Function. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Jan 2010;40(1):12-4.
Le, T., Tversky, J., Chichester, K., Bieneman, A., Huang, S., Wood, R., Schroeder, J. Interferons Modulate FceRI-Dependent Production of Autoregulatory IL-10 by Circulating Human Monocytoid Dendritic Cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Jan 2009;123(1):217-223.
Tversky, J., Le, T., Bieneman, A., Chichester, K., Hamilton, R., Schroeder, J. Human blood dendritic cells from allergic subjects have impaired capacity to produce interferon-α via TLR9. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. May 2008; 38:781-788.
Updated September 2013