Allergy and Immunology

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Our Mission 

To serve as world class leaders and teachers in advancing the science of Allergy and Immunology through basic and clinical research.
 
To pursue breakthrough cures and innovative treatments to achieve excellence in patient care. 

The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and its faculty and staff are committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and advocacy. The Division offers the full spectrum of clinical services within this specialty to infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
 
Our staff includes board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners as well as nutritionists. Our program has the nation's largest experience with transplantation of T cell-depleted haploidentical parental bone marrow stem cells for correction of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). Additionally, we have an internationally known transplant program for DiGeorge Syndrome. We are a designated National Lung Association Asthma Center and also one of only two Immune Deficiency Foundations designated National Centers for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
 
Areas of expertise include all allergic diseases, anaphylaxis, primary immunodeficiency, SCID, DiGeorge Syndrome, asthma, rhinitis, and autoimmune diseases. Division faculty conduct clinical, basic, and translational research.
 
The Division plays an active role in the Duke Asthma Clinical Research Center where state of the art asthma care is provided. In addition to clinical care, the Center is one of the twenty American Lung Association funded research centers for the development and evaluation of new therapies for the treatment of asthma. The Center also has NIH-funded research evaluating the cause of asthma.
 
The Duke Food Allergy Program was established for the study of food allergy in children and adults.  The Program provides comprehensive family-centered patient care for food allergy and food-related anaphylaxis. Program investigators study the biologic basis of food allergy in the laboratory and in clinical research studies.
 
Several faculty are members of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
 
The Division’s fellowship training program was established in the early 1940’s and became widely recognized as an excellent program for individuals who wish to specialize in pediatric allergy and immunology, and more recently, molecular biology. The three-year program is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and offers clinical training and research development, as well as additional opportunities to attend graduate and medical school courses and develop teaching experience.