- Clinical Practice:
- Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Immunology
- Assistant Professor
Jonathan Hemler, MD, is a pediatric allergist who diagnoses and treats food allergy in children. A UVA faculty member since 2019, he is the director of the UVA pediatric food allergy program and section chief of pediatric allergy/immunology.
Hemler is an active researcher and has been involved in food immunotherapy clinical trials and other studies investigating the causes and treatment of food allergy in children. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, and unique triggers in red meat (alpha-gal) allergy and the genetics of food allergy.
Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, Hemler spent part of his youth in Saudi Arabia before attending the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. He received his medical degree from UVA and completed his residency training in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Hemler then pursued a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he became a faculty member and was voted the Best Faculty Teacher by the Vanderbilt allergy/immunology fellows.
In his free time, Hemler enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Tennessee Titans, playing guitar, volunteering at his church and spending time with his fiancé, Kelly, and their dog, Penny.
- University of Virginia
- Children's National Medical Center
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center