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Robert S. Zeiger, MD, PhD

Associate Investigator


San Diego Medical Center




Dr. Robert S. Zeiger previously was chief of the Department of Allergy at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center for more than 20 years. Now he is senior adjunct investigator with the Division of Epidemiologic Research of the Department of Research & Evaluation. His research interests include prevention of asthma and allergic disorders, clinical asthma trials of comparative treatments, cost analysis of asthma and allergic disorders, and administrative database outcome research.

As the director of allergy research for the San Diego Medical Center, Dr. Zeiger has led federally funded government contracts and nongovernmental multicenter studies. He is the principal investigator of a subcontract in the Vitamin D Asthma Reduction Trial, which is studying pregnant women with a family history of allergy. He also holds an appointment as clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Science Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Areas of Focus

  • Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cough
  • Immunotherapy outcomes research
  • Asthma clinical trials


State University of New York Downstate
Brooklyn, New York
PhD, Medicine, Anatomy
State University of New York Downstate
Brooklyn, New York

Honors and Awards

Deputy Editor, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Distinguished Physician of the Year, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2001
Brett Ratner Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000
Dale Daniel Exceptional Physician of the Year Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group