Anna "Ania" Lang is a board-certified allergy/immunology specialist practicing at UW Medical Center’s Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic and the Allergy Clinic at Eastside Specialty Care. Dr. Lang appreciates the opportunity of partnering in long-term care of patients with complex conditions including primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and attends a twice monthly clinic dedicated to that. Additionally, she enjoys working with patients with a wide range of allergic and immunologic disorders including asthma, chronic sinusitis, idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, drug allergies.
clinical & Research interests
- Primary immunodeficiencies
- Secondary immunodeficiencies
- Chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps
- Drug allergy
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Madison (2019)
Internal Medicine Residency, University of California Davis Medical Center (2017)
Medical Education, Oregon Health & Science University (2014)
PhD, Oregon Health & Science University (2008)
AAAAI Basic & Clinical Immunology Interest Section Fellow in Training Abstract Award (2019)
Seattle Met Top Doctors (2022, 2023)
Lang A. and Nikolich-Zugich J. Development and Migration of Protective CD8 T cells into the Nervous System Following Ocular Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Infection. The Journal of Immunology, 2005, 174:2919-2925.
Lang A, Brien JD, Messaoudi I. and Nikolich-Zugich. J. Age-related dysregulation of CD8+ T-cell memory specific for a persistent virus is independent of viral replication. The Journal of Immunology, 2008 Apr 1;180(7):4848-5.
Lang A, Brien JD, and Nikolich-Zugich J. Inflation and long-term maintenance of CD8 T cells responding to a latent herpesvirus depend upon establishment of latency and presence of viral antigens. The Journal of Immunology 2009 Dec 15;183(12):8077-87.
Lang A. and Nikolich-Zugich J. Functional CD8 T cell memory responding to persistent latent infection is maintained for life. The Journal of Immunology, 2011 Oct 1;187(7):3759-68.
Thompson HL, Smithey MJ, Uhrlaub JL, Jeftic I., Jergovic M, White SE, Noreen Currier, Lang A, Okoye A, Park B, Picker, LJ, Surh CD and Nikolich-Zugich. J. Lymph nodes as barriers to T cell rejuvenation in aging mice and non-human primates. Aging Cell 2019 Feb;18(1):e12865.
Tang HHF, Lang A (first co-author), Teo SM, Judd LM, Gangnon R, Evans MD, Lee KE, Vrtis R, Holt PG , Lemanske Jr RF, Jackson DJ, Holt KE, Inouye M, Gern JE. Developmental patterns in the nasopharyngeal microbiome during infancy are associated with asthma risk. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Oct 19;S0091-6749(20)31416-0.
Aukstuolis K, Cooper JJ, Altman K, Lang A, Ayars AG. Hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting as coagulopathy. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2022 Mar 22;18(1):25.
Nikolich-Zugich J. and Lang A. Age-associated T-cell Clonal Expansions (TCE) in vivo—Implications for Pathogen Resistance. (2009) In: Fulop T., Franceschi C., Hirokawa K., Pawelec G. (eds) Handbook on Immunosenescence. Springer, Dordrecht. Pp:291-233