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Henry N. Claman, MD - Emeritus Professor

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Henry Claman

Associate Director, Medical Humanities Program, UCD


12700 E. 19th Avenue, B164, R2
Aurora, CO 80045
Fax: 303-724-7212

The Medical Humanities Program at UCD integrates the arts, literature, reflective writing, etc. into the medical education curriculum.  The Program has been awarded a grant from the Price Foundation.


Headlines: Five questions for Henry Claman.  From the University of Colorado Faculty and Staff Newsletter.

1952 Harvard College, A.B. Cum Laude

1955 M.D., New York University School of Medicine

Internship 1955-1956: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis (Medical)

Residency 1956-1957 Barnes Hospital, St. Louis (Medical)

Residency 1957-1958 Massachusetts General Hospital (Medical)


Board Certification:

American Board of Medical Specialties – Internal Medicine 10/1/65

American Board of Medical Specialties – Allergy and Immunology 3/17/67

American Board of Medical Specialties – Diagnostic Laboratory 10/7/88


Allergic rhinitis



Immunologic tolerance, T cell-B cell interactions (first demonstration), Mechanisms of corticosteroid action, contact sensitivity and its control, suppressor T cells, natural suppressor cells, graft vs. host disease, mast cells and fibrosis, pathogenesis of scleroderma, immunology of human pregnancy, immunologic tolerance.

Dr. Claman has over 175 research publications, and 30 chapters in texts.


Art History, Medical Humanities:

Author, Jewish Images in the Christian Church,  Mercer University Press, Fall 2000.

Claman HN: Medicine and the Two Brains, The Pharos of A.O.A., Fall, 1999, Vol. 62, 37-39.

Claman HN: Creativity and Illness. Christopher Smart and Samuel Johnson, The Pharos of A.O.A., Vol. 64(3), 4-7.

Claman HN: Billroth and Brahms: A Musical Friendship, The Pharos of A.O.A. Summer 2003, Vol 66(3), 28-33.

Claman HN: Medicine in Art: Looking at “The Doctor”,  The Pharos of A.O.A., Spring 2004.

Claman HN and Bellofatto, L. Alexander W. Thayer, Beethoven’s Biographer, Harvard Magazine, 109(3), 2007.