Since starting private practice in 2003, caring for adult and pediatric allergy/immunology patients has been a great privilege. Allergic diseases are among the most common maladies in the U.S., and its prevalence is increasing. A unique aspect of this specialty is skin testing, which allows identification of possible allergens within 15 minutes. Focused therapies such as allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy (IT), allow patients the potential to reduce medication requirements. Rarely, conditions other than allergy may present as an allergy: a rash may not have an allergic etiology, but be the first sign of a serious underlying systemic disorder such as lupus; "asthma" may be the initial presentation of a thyroid tumor. I have actually seen and diagnosed these rare cases, and therefore keep an open mind when evaluating patients. Diplomate, American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. Internal Medicine
Residency: University of California, Irvine. Internal Medicine
Fellowhip Year 1: University at Buffalo, New York 2001-2002
Fellowship Year 2: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA, 2002-2003.