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Michael Schatz, MD, MS

Associate Investigator


San Diego Medical Center




Dr. Michael Schatz has been an allergy/immunology clinician at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center since 1977, where he served as chief of the Allergy Department from 2000 through 2011. Dr. Schatz is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Schatz has been involved in writing national asthma guidelines as a member of the 1993 and 2004 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Working Groups on Asthma and Pregnancy. He was a member of the 2007 NAEPP Asthma Expert Panel 3 and is a member of the 2020 NAEPP Focused Asthma Update Expert Working Group. Dr. Schatz is a past president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and serves as the AAAAI principal investigator for the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System. Dr. Schatz has 383 publications in the fields of allergy and immunology and is currently editor-in-chief of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Areas of Focus

  • Asthma and pregnancy
  • Asthma patient-reported outcomes
  • Asthma population management
  • Asthma quality measures


Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
MS, Epidemiology
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Clinician Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2015
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2010
Research Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2007
San Diego Physician of the Year, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 1991
Naval Commendation Medal, 1977