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Richard John Looney, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0930, Ext. Allerg

Appointment: (585) 486-0901, Ext. Rheum

Administrative: (585) 275-2891

Fax: (585) 442-3214

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Medicine , Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD)
  • Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professorship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Department of Medicine , Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD)

Patient Care Settings

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, Pediatrics


Dr. Looney is an adult rheumatologist as well as an adult and pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist. He is also the director of the Allergy/Immunology fellowship program. Dr. Looney is interested in translational research in autoimmune disease, especially B cell depletion. He currently is conducting numerous clinical trials.



MD | Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1984
Fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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1983 - 1984
Postdoctoral Training Grant
Sponsor: Wilmot Foundation

Postdoctoral Training Grant
Sponsor: NIH
Location: University of Rochester


Journal Articles

Holm M, Saraswat M, Joenväärä S, Seppo A, Looney RJ, Tohmola T, Renkonen J, Renkonen R, Järvinen KM. "Quantitative glycoproteomics of human milk and association with atopic disease." PloS one.. 2022 May 13; 17(5):e0267967. Epub 2022 May 13.

Barnas JL, Albrecht J, Meednu N, Alzamareh DF, Baker C, McDavid A, Looney RJ, Anolik JH. "B Cell Activation and Plasma Cell Differentiation Are Promoted by IFN-? in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2021 Oct 27; Epub 2021 Oct 27.

Harrison BM, Looney RJ, Williams ZR, DiLoreto DA. "Steroid Allergy in a Patient With Behçet's Disease." Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina.. 2021 Aug 0; 52(8):447-449. Epub 2021 Aug 01.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Assessment of the performance of engineered tissues in human requires the development of high sensitivity and quantitative outcome measures
Book Title: Functional Tissue Engineering
Author List: O'Keefe, RJ; Totterman, S; Schwarz, EM; Looney, RJ; Seo, GS; Tamez-Pena, J; Boyd, A; Bukata, S; Monu, J; Parker, K
Edited By: F. Guilak
Published By: Springer 2004

Chapter Title: The B cell System
Book Title: Immunologic Disorders in Infants and Children
Author List: Insel, R; Looney, RJ
Edited By: Stiehm
Published By: abc 2004

Chapter Title: Occupational Asthma and Industrial Bronchitis
Book Title: Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine
Author List: RJ Looney, MJ Utell
Published By: Lippincott Raven Publishers 2003




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