John A. Zora, M.D., earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University.
While in medical school, Dr. Zora received research awards from the university and the American Heart Association for his work in cardiovascular physiology. He trained at the Mayo Clinic in Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology. While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Zora received research awards from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Zora also earned a Master's of Science degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Dr. Zora is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He has served as the President of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Georgia. Dr. Zora has been Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Zora has published numerous articles in professional journals, including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Annals of Allergy and the Journal of Pediatrics. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asthma and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Zora is consistently voted one of Atlanta's top allergists in Atlanta magazine's "Top Doctors" issue.
Dr. Zora lives in Dunwoody with his wife Marian Finan, who is a dermatopathologist. They have two children, Jennifer and Gregory.
Dr. Zora has been practicing with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma for 25 years and sees patients at our Lawrenceville and Alpharetta locations.
Zora JA, Flaim SF, Zelis R. Mechanism of the potentiation of the norepinephrine response in vascular smooth muscle by digoxin. Clinical Research 1976;24:622A.
Zora JA, Swanson M, Yunginger J. How common is unrecognized hymenoptera venom allergy in the general population? J Allergy Clin Immunol 1984;73:139.
Schwartz JA, Sutheimer C, Guaerke M, Zora JA, Yunginger J: Venom specific IgE antibodies in postmortem sera from victims of sudden unexpected death. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1984;74:189.
Squillace D, Hardwig J, Zora JA, Yunginger J. Plasma histamine levels following deliberate insect sting challenges. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1985;75:151.
Zora J, Silk H, Tinkelman D. An evaluation of post immunization pneumococcal titers in seven children with recurrent infections. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1992:89(1-2):263.
Flaim SF, Zora JA, Zelis R. Digoxin potentiation of the norepinephrine response in vascular smooth muscle. Gen Pharmacology 1979;10:201.
Zora JA. Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A case report and review of the literature. Ann Allergy 1984;53:45.
Zora JA, Zimmerman D, Carey T, O’Connell EJ, Yunginger JW. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression following short-term high-dose glucocorticoid therapy in asthmatic children. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1986;77:9-13.
Zora JA, Tinkelman DG. The emergency room management of asthma in the pediatric patient. Ped Asthma Allergy Immunol 1987;1(3):133-139.
Zora JA, Swanson MC, Yunginger JW. A study of the prevalence and clinical significance of venom-specific IgE. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1988;81(1):77-82.
Zora JA, Lutz CN, Tinkelman DG. Assessment of compliance in children using inhaled beta adrenergic agonists. Ann Allergy 1989;62(5):406-409.
Zora JA. Editorial. J Asthma 1989;26(1):3.
Zora JA. The use of corticosteroids in the management of childhood asthma. J Asthma 1989;26(3):159-165.
O’Connell EJ, Zora JA, Gillespie DN, Rosenow EC. Child hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Farmer’s Lung): Four cases in siblings with long-term follow-up. J Pediatrics 1989;6:995-998.
Zora JA, Scott P. A case report of unilateral hyperlucent lung syndrome. J Asthma 1991;28(4):291-295.
Zora JA, Silk HJ, Tinkelman DG. An evaluation of postimmunization pneumococcal titers in children with recurrent infections and normal levels of immunoglobulins. Ann Allergy 1993;70(4):283-288.
Silk H, Zora J, Goldstein J, Tinkelman D, Shiffman G. Response to pneumococcal immunization in children with and without recurrent infections. J Asthma 1998;35(1):101-112.
Berkowitz R, Roberson S, Zora J, Capano D, Chen R, Lutz C, Harris AG. Mometasone furoate nasal spray is rapidly effective in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis in an outdoor (park), acute exposure setting. Allergy Asthma Proceedings 1999;20(3):167-172.
Zora JA, Berkowitz R, Braker S. An evaluation of eighteen patients diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency disease. Manuscript in progress.