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Reynold M.

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

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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.

research interests

  • Lupus
  • Autoimmunity
  • Plasma tumor-associated cell free DNA detection
  • Chronic rhino-sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria/Angioedema

clinical interests

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Rheumatology

education & training

BA, Pre-Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD (1964)

MD, University of Maryland, College Park MD (1969)

Residency, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA (1972)

Fellowship in Clinical Immunology (Allergy/Rheumatology/Immunology), University of Colorado Medical Center, Aurora CO (1972-1974)


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



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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