Reynold M. Karr, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Attending Physician, UW Rheumatology Clinic
Attending Physician, UW Allergy & Immunology Clinic
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Karr received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from the University of Maryland, and received post-graduate training at University of California Irvine (internship and residency) and University of Colorado Medical Center (Clinical Immunology fellowship). His military service was at the medical center, Andrews AFB. He is a diplomate of the ABIM, ABAI, and ABIM (rheumatology). In addition to his duties as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, he is currently an attending physician at the UW Rheumatology Clinic at Roosevelt BJC and Allergy Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center. He also performs independent medical evaluations out of Everett, WA; and serves as the medical director of PlasmaLab International in Everett, WA.

Education & Training: 
BA, Pre-Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore MD
University of Maryland
College Park MD
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Fellowship in Clinical Immunology (Allergy/Rheumatology/Immunology)
University of Colorado Medical Center
Aurora CO
Top reviewer for the peer reviewed journal, Annals of Internal Medicine; work placed in the top 30% of all reviewers for 2009, 2010, 2013
Reviewer for Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
InPractice; work quality rated in 95-100% range
(206) 598-4615
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific St.
Box 356166
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Lupus
  • Autoimmunity
  • Plasma tumor-associated cell free DNA detection
  • Chronic rhino-sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria/Angioedema
Clinical Interests: 
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Rheumatology

Karr RM. Chronic rhinosinusitis: Potential new use for topical sulfasalazine. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014; 2(3):349-350.
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Claman HN, Karr RM, Kohler PF, Mass MD, McIntosh RM, Sams WM, Small P, Stanford RE, and Thorne EG. Systemic (allergic?) vasculitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1974;54:54-64.
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Karr RM. Bronchoprovocation studies in coffee workers’ asthma. J Allergy Clin Immmunol. 1979; 64:650-654.
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Karr RM and Salvaggio JE. Allergic features of infiltrative lung disease, chapter in Cellular, Mollecular, and Clinical Aspects of Allergic Disorders, edited by S. Gupta and R.A. Good, Plenum Press, New York, 1980
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Karr RM, Davies R, Burcher BT, Lehrer SB, Wilson MR, Dharmarajan V, and Salvaggio JE. Occupational asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1978; 61(1):54-65
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Butcher BT, Karr RM, Wilson MR, O'Neil CE, Salvaggio JE. Inhalation challenge and pharmacologic studies of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) sensitive workers. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1979; 64(2):146-52. 
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