Allergy 2017 webBoard-certified pediatric allergist/immunologists in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology specialize in the treatment of patients with IgE mediated diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, urticaria, angioedema, and stinging insect and drug allergy.  In collaboration with physicians from the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, allergists in the Division assist in the evaluation of patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases such as Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).  Division clinical immunologists diagnose and treat children with primary immune deficiencies including Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), primary antibody deficiencies, phagocyte deficiencies and complement deficiencies.  Faculty research interests include studies related to the diagnosis and management of drug allergy and food allergy and the role of chronic infection, particularly with bacteria called mycoplasmas, in chronic diseases such as asthma and arthritis..  Other research interests include the pathophysiology of asthma and allergic diseases as well as primary immune deficiencies and autoimmunity.