Associate Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, University of Colorado/Children's Hospital Colorado
My research focuses on the treatment of difficult-to-control and severe asthma, including pharmaceutical studies and the incorporation of technology to help patients who are still having problematic asthma despite using their current medications. I am also interested in helping to improve the transition of pediatric patients to adult care.
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Bush A, Fitzpatrick AM, Saglani S, Anderson WC 3rd, Szefler SJ. Difficult-to-Treat Asthma Management in School-Age Children. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 Feb;10(2):359-375. PubMed PMID: 34838706
Maslin K, Pickett K, Ngo S, Anderson W, Dean T, Venter C. Dietary diversity during infancy and the association with childhood food allergen sensitization. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2022 Jan;33(1):e13650. PubMed PMID: 34379815
DeKeyser H, Vuong V, Kaye L, Anderson WC III, et al. Differences in medication adherence by dosing schedule among patients with asthma and COPD. Presented as an oral abstract at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. February 2022
McCulloch M, Bothwell S, Brinton J, Anderson WC III. Impact of electronic medication monitoring on pediatric asthma severity and control: real-world experience from a multidisciplinary clinic. Presented as an oral abstract at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. February 2022.
Anderson III WC, Disabato J. TPT "2.0": modifications to the Transition Planning Tool to improve care team requested functionalities.
Urbine V, Vann EF, Anderson III WC. Expanding access to pediatric to adult transition planning services via a supplementary telehealth program.
Hepp B, Ramos J, Scott J, Heinrichs S, Disabato J, Anderson III WC. A multidisciplinary pilot program to improve implementation of transition best practices.
Stukus D (Host). 07/14/2022. Navigating the Expanding Spectrum of Biologics. Episode 74. Conversations from the World of Allergy. Audio Podcast. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. http://aaaai1public.blob.core.windows.net/media/conversations/episode-74.mp3
Zacharias E (Host). 09/28/2022. COPIC Medical Foundation Grant Recipient: Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Episode 46. Within Normal Limits. Audio Podcast. COPIC. https://www.callcopic.com/resource-center/within-normal-limits
Caring for Patients with Severe Asthma. Pediatric Health Care Professionals Resources. Children's Hospital Colorado. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PEOhszb4dc
What is dupilumab and when should it be used? 4AI4U. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKvqdmQbTaU
Tezepelumab - the new biologic for asthma. 4AI4U. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOFVqHrVYw
Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, Hoch HE, Kaye L, Barrett M, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Assessing asthma control: comparison of electronic-recorded short-acting beta-agonist rescue use and self-reported use utilizing the asthma control test. J Asthma. 2021 Feb;58(2):271-275. PubMed PMID: 31668103
Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, De Keyser HE, Kaye L, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Digital assessment of medication utilization by age and diagnosis of asthma or COPD. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Apr;9(4):1723-1725. PubMed PMID: 33212238
Bush, A, Fitzpatric AM, Saglani S, Anderson III, WC, Szefler SJ. Difficult-to-treat asthma management in school-aged children. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Nov 24:S2213-2198(21)01288-5
Gondalia R, Anderson WC III, Kaye L, De Kyser H, et al. Medication adherence was greater in a digital asthma platform consisting of control and rescue vs. controller inhalers alone.
Anderson WC III, Bothwell S, Camacho M, Brinton JT. Objective controller medication adherence patterns in pediatric patients with asthma in a high-risk multidisciplinary asthma clinic.
Barnes MJ, Camacho M, Anderson III WC. Identification of inducible laryngeal obstruction by speech language pathology in a severe pediatric asthma clinic.
Ngo S, Bothwell S, Brinton J, Anderson III WC. Pediatric to adult health care transition preparation practices and transfer in young adults with asthma.
Anderson III WC, Disabato J. Distinguishing reality versus perception in provider-identified barriers to transition from pediatric to adult care.
Vann EF, Urbine V, Camacho M, Anderson III WC. The Impact of provider-directed communication strategies on ?engagement with a pediatric to adult transition program.
Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, De Keyser HE, Kaye L, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Digital Assessment of Medication Utilization by Age and Diagnosis of Asthma or COPD. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33212238
De Keyser HEH, Kaye L, Anderson WC, Gondalia R, Theye B, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Electronic medication monitors help determine adherence subgroups in asthma. Respir Med. 2020 Apr;164:105914. PubMed PMID: 32094102
Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2020 Sep;57(9):942-948. PubMed PMID: 31113252
Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, Hoch HE, Kaye L, Barrett M, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Assessing asthma control: comparison of electronic-recorded short-acting beta-agonist rescue use and self-reported use utilizing the asthma control test. J Asthma. 2019 Nov 9;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31668103
Duffey H, Anderson WC 3rd. It's Time to Start Phenotyping Our Patients with Asthma. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2019 Nov;39(4):561-572. PubMed PMID: 31563189
Anderson WC 3rd, Gondalia R, Hoch HE, Kaye L, Szefler SJ, Stempel DA. Screening for inhalation technique errors with electronic medication monitors. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Jul - Aug;7(6):2065-2067. PubMed PMID: 30776523
Anderson WC 3rd, Szefler SJ. Cost-effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of biologic therapy for asthma: To biologic or not to biologic?. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Apr;122(4):367-372. PubMed PMID: 30703438
Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2019 Jun 12;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31113252
Anderson WC 3rd, Apter AJ, Dutmer CM, Searing DA, Szefler SJ. Advances in asthma in 2016: Designing individualized approaches to management. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Sep;140(3):671-680. PubMed PMID: 28709967
Anderson WC 3rd. Incorporating technology to advance asthma controller adherence. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Apr;17(2):153-159. PubMed PMID: 28118240
Allergy and Immunology, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
Immune System - Allergies
Immune System - Anaphylaxis
Immune System - Urticaria (Hives)
Lungs and Breathing - Asthma
Immune System - Angioedema
Immune System - Rhinitis
Immune System - Sinusitis
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Food Allergies
Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
Immune System - Eczema
Lungs and Breathing
Lungs and Breathing - Respiratory Disease
Symptoms and Manifestations - Breathing Problems
Symptoms and Manifestations
Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough
My primary clinical interest is asthma, including difficult-to-treat and severe asthma. I am the co-director of the Multidisciplinary Asthma Clinic, which takes a team approach to improve asthma care for children by working with Allergy, Pulmonary Medicine, Social Work, Speech Therapy, and Nutrition. I also see patients who have environmental allergies, food allergies, nasal symptoms, drug allergies, and hives. While I am happy to see children of all ages, I am particularly interested in helping adolescents transition their care from pediatric to adult medicine.
Before going into Allergy, I completed a combined residency treating both children and adults. Given this background, I care deeply about how a child's asthma and allergies can affect them both now and throughout their lives. I appreciate the significant impact these conditions make on both the child's quality of life as well as the whole family. As such, I work in partnership with families to provide comprehensive, efficient, personalized care for my patients that fits their needs and life. I value a multidisciplinary team-based approach to form a support network for patients and their families.
Public Speaking Yes
Diagnosis and management of asthma and co-morbid conditions
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
BS, Bucknell University (PA)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2012)
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Allergy and Immunology