Manuel Lopez, MD

 Manue Lopez, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Section of Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology

Biographical sketch:

Dr. Lopez earned his medical degree at the Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. He was the recipient of the John Simmon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Clinical and Research Fellowship at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Lopez has been on the faculty of Louisiana State University Medical Center, Tulane Medical School and is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine working in the Tulane Allergy & Immunology clinic. He is board certified in Allergy and Immunology and Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Lopez is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, a member of the American Association of Immunologists, the International Association of Aerobiology, American Thoracic Society, as well as other national and international associations.

Dr. Lopez has co-authored over 100 articles and abstracts appearing in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Immunology, International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Environmental Research, Human Immunology, Toxicology Industrial Health and others. He has been a reviewer for several medical journals and has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and currently member of the editorial board of the Journal of Investigative Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Lopez has been a member of several NIH study sections and the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on allergenic extracts. Throughout the years he has been involved in teaching, research and patient care. Dr. Lopez has a very active consultation practice in allergy, occupational hypersensitivity diseases and clinical immunology. His research has included, among others, the effects of chemicals on the immune system, occupational asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, the role of molds in allergy, effects of environmental tobacco smoke on asthmatics and the evaluation of drug allergies.

Publications include:

  • Wild L, Lopez M. Occupational asthma caused by high-molecular-weight substances. Immunol Allergy Clin N Am 2003;23:235-250.
  • Wild L, Lopez M. Does knowledge of environmental control for dust mite avoidance ensure implementation? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2003;90:281.
  • Patton L, Lopez M. Effects of air pollutants on the allergic response. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings 2002;23(1):9-14.
  • Lachowsky F, Lopez M. Occupational allergens. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2001;1:587-593.
  • Wild L, Lopez M. Allergen Immunotherapy. J La State Med Soc 2001;152:246-255.
  • Wild LG, Lopez M. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Comprehensive Review. J Invest Allergol Clin Immunol 2001;11(1):3-15.
  • Wild L, Lopez M. Daycare centers: are indoor allergen levels important? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2001;87(3):175-176.
  • Horner WE, Hughes JM, Lopez M, Lehrer SB. Basidiomycete skin test reactivity is a risk factor for asthma. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology 2000;14:69-74.
  • Ayuso R, Lehrer SB, Ibanez MD, Esteban MM, Ownby DR, Schwartz H, Lopez M, Reese G. Identification of bovine IgE as a major cross-reactive vertebrate meat allergen. Allergy 2000;55:348-354.
  • Lopez M, Salvaggio J. Pulmonary Eosinophilia. In: Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology. Philip T. Cagel (ed). Lung Biology in Health and Disease 2000;142:219-228.


  • Ayuso R, Lopez M, Fernandez-Caldes E, Lehrer SB. Anisakis simplex, a sensitizing agent in the US or cross-reactivity among tropomyosins? J Allergy Clin Immunol 2001;107:S140.
  • Olmos CE, Velasco C, Horner WE, Lopez M. Airborne Fungal Spore Counts in South Louisiana. Southern Regional Meeting, J Invest Med, 2000.
  • Glindmeyer H, Rando R, Mokadam D, Gibson R, Freyder L, McCants M, Lehrer SB, Lopez M. Respiratory response of asthmatics to fragrances. ALA/ATS International Confeence. Journal of Critical and Respiratory Disease, April 2000.


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