Leonard Altman
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Clinical Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Sites of Practice: 
Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Altman is a Board Certified Allergist and holds academic positions as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as Affiliate Professor of Oral Biology and Environmental Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Altman has been involved in research studies through the University of Washington since 1975 as well as at the ASTHMA, Inc. Research Center, where he serves as a member of the board. In 1984 he joined private practice with Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center, but continues active participation in basic research. Dr. Altman is an enthusiastic jogger and classic car collector.

Education & Training: 
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA
Chief Medical Resident
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle WA
Chief, Allergy Division
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle WA
Fellow of American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology
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(206) 527-1200
Mailing Address: 

9725 3rd Avenue NE

Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98115

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

New therapies for severe urticarial and asthma and food allergy

Clinical Interests: 
  • Severe urticarial
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Severe asthma

Altman LC, Ayars AG. A protocol to aid in the diagnosis of occupational asthma to Alaska pollock and Yellowfin sole. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 May;108(5):381-2.
 PubMed Abstract

Potter-Perigo S, Johnson PY, Evanko SP, Chan CK, Braun KR, Wilkinson TS, Altman LC, Wight TN. Polyinosine-polycytidylic acid stimulates versican accumulation in the extracellular matrix promoting monocyte adhesion. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Jul; 43(1):109-20.
 PubMed Abstract