The Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is dedicated to being foremost in the world in three missions:
- providing care for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders
- educating future generations of thought leaders in the field
- conducting research into fundamental question of immunology
We care for patients with the entire spectrum of allergic and immunologic disorders. These include allergic rhinitis, asthma, medication allergy, chronic sinusitis, urticaria, angioedema, hereditary angioneurotic edema, common variable immunodeficiency, as well as primary and secondary immunodeficiency syndromes.
We provide therapy such as allergen vaccine immunotherapy (“allergy shots”), intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin replenishment, as well as aspirin and antibiotic desensitization. We train fellows in allergy and clinical immunology with the rich variety of patients at our quaternary medical center and unsurpassed opportunities for immunology research. Graduates of our fellowship program have become leaders in academic allergy and immunology as well as outstanding practitioners in communities throughout the world.
Our research seeks to answer fundamental questions about the role of the immune system in human health and disease. Investigators in our Section are studying the molecular basis of allergic disorders from eczema to asthma and of primary immune deficiency as well as mechanisms of immune deficiency resulting from therapy for autoimmune conditions. Our physician scientists are probing the role of newly discovered genetic messengers in controlling immune responses and exploring the immune response to ticks for the prevention of tick-borne diseases.