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Allergy and Immunology

Welcome to the Duke Pediatric Allergy and Immunology fellowship program.

The overall goal of the program is the consummate preparation of physicians as allergy and immunology specialists. The fellowship training program meets this goal by building on the established tradition of excellence while developing new ideas in the following areas: mentorship/professional development, fellowship balance, education, patient care, and research.

The pediatric allergy and immunology fellowship training program was established at Duke University Medical Center by Susan C. Dees, MD, in the early 1940's and became widely recognized as an excellent program for clinical training in the field. Over the years, this important tradition has been upheld, and the program has been expanded to include immunology, and more recently, molecular biology training as well. More than 100 fellows have completed their training here since the program's inception. Approximately two-thirds have gone on to become full or part-time members of various medical school faculties and many are themselves now program directors. The remainder have gone on to become private practitioners of the specialty or leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Many of these physicians are recognized in their communities and nationally as outstanding consultants and teachers in allergy and clinical immunology. Over the years, graduates of this program have been highly recruited by academic institutions, private practice groups, and industry.

Program Overview

Positions offered per year Two
Eligibility Applicants who have trained in pediatrics, internal medicine or combined medicine-pediatrics residency programs
Program duration Two years, with an optional third research year
Accrediting body Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Match participation? Yes
How to apply? Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS)
Contact person Cherrita McCoy
Program Coordinator
Box 104013 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Program director

Amy Stallings, MD
Director, Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Current fellows

Fifth Year 
Allergy and Immunology Research Fellow
Carolyn Baloh, MD 

Second Year
Suzanne Barshow, MD
Elizabeth Hicks, MD

First Year
Pooja Purswani, MD
Alex Wonnaparhown, MD

Arriving July 2021
Nicole Koutlas, MD
Geoffrey Hall, DO

We invite you to discover your own future potential for growth, achievement, and professional satisfaction by investigating the possibilities at Duke.

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