Steven Paul Proper, DO, PhD

Steven Paul Proper, DO, PhD
Steven Paul Proper, DO, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine


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Steven Proper, DO, PhD, is a board-certified allergist and immunologist. He received his undergraduate degree at Kettering University (Environmental Chemistry, 2005) before completing the DO-PhD Program at Michigan State University in 2015. His PhD thesis was investigating the role of hypoxia signaling (hypoxia-inducible factors or HIFs) in cobalt toxicity and development of lung epithelium. He then completed a pediatrics residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, 2018), followed by a clinical fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2020). He then completed an Advanced Allergy and Immunology Research Training Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's (2022) prior to his appointment as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Proper's primary clinical interests include allergy and immunology, especially asthma care, oral immunotherapy for food allergy, atopic dermatitis (eczema), hereditary angioedema and immune deficiency. He enjoys teaching all levels of trainees and is interested in pursuing clinical outcomes-based research in allergy and immunology.