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Benjamin P. Davis, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Immunology

Contact Information

Primary Office
C42-E9 General Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine
PhD, Immunology, University of Cincinnati
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Resident, University of Cincinnati
Fellow, Allergy/Immunology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's

Licensure and Certifications

Allergy Immunology - ABAI
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Szalewski, R., Davis, B. (2019). Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is associated with Idiopathic Urticaria – a Retrospective Study. (Vols. 143). (2), pp. AB67. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Grippen-Goddard, A., Davis, B. (2018). Maximizing Opportunities for Skin Prick Testing at a Initial Allergy Clinic Visit Using an Educational Brochure. (Vols. 121). (5), pp. S27. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Davis, B. P. (2018). Pathophysiology of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. PMID: 29332138.

Bird, J. A., Spergel, J. M., Jones, S. M., Rachid, R., Assa'ad, A. H., Wang, J., Leonard, S. A., Laubach, S. S., Kim, E. H., Vickery, B. P., Davis, B. P., Heimall, J., Cianferoni, A., MacGinnitie, A. J., Crestani, E. & Burks, A. W. (2017). Efficacy and Safety of AR101 in Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy: Results of ARC001, a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Clinical Trial. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice. PMID: 29092786.

Kumar, B., Aleem, S., Suneja, M. & Davis, B. (2017). Assessment of Resident Knowledge of Allergic and Immunologic Diseases (ARKAID). (Vols. 139). (2), pp. AB177. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Davis, B. P., Ballas, Z. K. (2017). Biologic response modifiers: Indications, implications, and insights. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 139(5), 1445-1456. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.02.013.

Rochman, M., Travers, J., Miracle, C. E., Bedard, M. C., Wen, T., Azouz, N. P., Caldwell, J. M., Kc, K., Sherrill, J. D., Davis, B. P., Rymer, J. K., Kaufman, K. M., Aronow, B. J. & Rothenberg, M. E. (2017). Profound loss of esophageal tissue differentiation in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.11.042.

Davis, B. P., Epstein, T., Kottyan, L., Amin, P., Martin, L. J., Maddox, A., Collins, M. H., Sherrill, J. D., Abonia, J. P. & Rothenberg, M. E. (2016). Association of eosinophilic esophagitis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 137(3), 934-6.e5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.08.026.

Davis, B. P., Stucke, E. M., Khorki, M. E., Litosh, V. A., Rymer, J. K., Rochman, M., Travers, J., Kottyan, L. C. & Rothenberg, M. E. (2016). Eosinophilic esophagitis-linked calpain 14 is an IL-13-induced protease that mediates esophageal epithelial barrier impairment. JCI Insight, 1(4), e86355. DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.86355.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2016). Mechanisms of Disease of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Annu Rev Pathol, 11, 365-93. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-pathol-012615-044241.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2014). Eosinophils and cancer. Cancer Immunol Res, 2(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1158/2326-6066.cir-13-0196.

Kottyan, L. C., Davis, B. P., Sherrill, J. D., Liu, K., Rochman, M., Kaufman, K., Weirauch, M. T., Vaughn, S., Lazaro, S., Rupert, A. M., Kohram, M., Stucke, E. M., Kemme, K. A., Magnusen, A., He, H., Dexheimer, P., Chehade, M., Wood, R. A., Pesek, R. D., Vickery, B. P., Fleischer, D. M., Lindbad, R., Sampson, H. A., Mukkada, V. A., Putnam, P. E., Abonia, J. P., Martin, L. J., Harley, J. B. & Rothenberg, M. E. (2014). Genome-wide association analysis of eosinophilic esophagitis provides insight into the tissue specificity of this allergic disease. Nat Genet, 46(8), 895-900. DOI: 10.1038/ng.3033.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2014). Inflammatory Effector Cells/Cell Migration. In Pediatric Allergy: Princlples and Practice.. (3rd) New York: Elsevier.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2013). Antigen presentation by eosinophils in eosinophilic esophagitis?. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 56(3), 242. DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31827ab8d3.

Amin, P., Levin, L., Smith, A., Davis, B., Nabors, L. & Bernstein, J. A. (2013). Asthma screening of inner city and urban elementary school-aged children. J Asthma, 50(10), 1049-55. DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2013.846370.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2013). Emerging concepts of dietary therapy for pediatric and adult eosinophilic esophagitis. Expert Rev Clin Immunol, 9(4), 285-7. DOI: 10.1586/eci.13.15.

Davis, B. P., Rothenberg, M. E. (2013). Eosinophils and Gastrointestinal Disease. In Eosinophils in Health and Disease. (1st) London UK: Elsevier.

Bernstein, J. A., Davis, B. P., Picard, J. K., Cooper, J. P., Zheng, S. & Levin, L. S. (2011). A randomized, double-blind, parallel trial comparing capsaicin nasal spray with placebo in subjects with a significant component of nonallergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, 107(2), 171-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.anai.2011.05.016.

Davis, B., Bernstein, J. A. (2011). Conestat alfa for the treatment of angioedema attacks. Ther Clin Risk Manag, 7, 265-73. DOI: 10.2147/tcrm.s15544.

Bernstein, J. A., Davis, B., Alvarez-Puebla, M. J., Nguyen, D., Levin, L. & Olaguibel, J. M. (2009). Is exhaled nitric oxide a useful adjunctive test for assessing asthma?. J Asthma, 46(9), 955-60. DOI: 10.3109/02770900903265804.

Davis, B., Nguyen, J., Stoltz, D., Depping, D., Excoffon, K. J. & Zabner, J. (2004). Adenovirus-mediated erythropoietin production by airway epithelia is enhanced by apical localization of the coxsackie-adenovirus receptor in vivo. Mol Ther, 10(3), 500-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2004.05.032.

Rooney, C. P., Denning, G. M., Davis, B. P., Flaherty, D. M., Chiorini, J. A. & Zabner, J. (2002). Bronchoalveolar fluid is not a major hindrance to virus-mediated gene therapy in cystic fibrosis. J Virol, 76(20), 10437-43.