Faculty: Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program

The ACGME-accredited University of Colorado Denver Program A in Allergy and Immunology based at National Jewish Health

 

Training Program Director:

Stanley J. Szefler, MD is the Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Division at National Jewish Health. He is a renowned authority on the pharmacologic management of pediatric asthma. Dr. Szefler is the current Training Program Director and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fellowship program. He organizes meetings with the Training Program Committee and with the Fellows. He also is responsible for reporting on the Fellowship program to the Allergy/Immunology Division, the Pediatric faculty, the Pediatrics and Graduate Medical Education departments at the University of Colorado Denver, and to such national organizations as ACGME and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). He also supervises Fellows during their Day Treatment Program assignment. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship in childhood asthma.

 

Chairman of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health:

Erwin Gelfand, MD is Head of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also the Director of the Immunodeficiency Clinic at National Jewish Health. He is a renowned authority in immunodeficiency, mechanisms of asthma, and other aspects of basic immunology. He is committed to assure residency training in immune deficiency disease. He provides a weekly conference in the Immunodeficiency Clinic. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

 

Head of the Allergy/Immunology Division in the Department of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health:

Donald Leung, MD, PhD is the Head of the Allergy/Immunology Division in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Leung is a renowned authority in mechanisms of allergic disease. He has numerous NIH R01 grants, serves as the Co-Director of the NIH-funded General Clinical Research Center at UCHSC and National Jewish Health, and he is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the premier journal in the field. Dr. Leung serves on the Training Program Committee. He organizes Combined Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds and the Quality Assurance Patient Care Conferences. He also supervises Fellows during their Day Program assignment. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

 

Additional faculty in the Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program:

Allan Bock, MD is a renowned expert in food allergies, who provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and also provides research mentorship.

Mark Boguniewicz, MD is a Pediatric Allergist at National Jewish Health and a renowned expert in atopic dermatitis. He provides direct patient care supervision in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Continuity Clinic, and in the Day Program. He provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and also provides research mentorship.

Donna Bratton, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is an authority on inflammatory mechanisms of airways disease. She supervises Fellows in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Continuity Clinic, and serves on the Training Program Committee. She also supervises Fellows during their Day Program assignment. She also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

John Cambier, PhD is the Head of the Immunology Department for UCDSC, which is based at National Jewish Health. He is a renowned immunology scientist who is responsible for several lecture series in immunology that enrich Fellows’ understanding of this subject. He provides lectures in immunology for the Fellows, as do numerous members of his basic immunology faculty. He and other basic immunology faculty members provide research mentorship to Fellows.

Ronina Covar, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. She has special interests in asthma and steroid response. She supervises Fellows in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Day Program. She also provides Fellows with conference discussions, and research mentorship.

Patsy Giclas, PhD is Co-Director of the Clinical Immunology Labs at National Jewish Health. She is a renowned expert in complement biochemistry. She provides Fellows with guidance in their experience in the Clinical Immunology Labs. She also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

Pia Hauk, MD is a recent graduate of our training program and a member of the Division of Allergy and Immunology. She conducts outpatient clinics at National Jewish Health and supervises immunology consults. Fellows can participate in these clinics. She also provides lectures and case discussions in allergy management and is a member of the Training Program Committee. She conducts research on the early development of asthma.

Andrew H. Liu, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. His specialties include Allergic and Immunologic Diseases, Asthma, Pharmacology, Allergy, Basic Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Inflammation, Anaphylaxis, Animal Dander Sensitivity, Atopic Dermatitis (eczema), Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Insect Sting Allergy, Recurrent Infections, Rhinitis & Sinusitis(allergic and non-allergic), Urticaria (acute & chronic), Steroid Pharmacokinetics, Steroid Adverse Effects, Steroid Sensitivity and Resistance, Immunomodulator Therapy, Cough (chronic), wheezing infants, Allergic Asthma, Exercise-Induced Asthma, Non-Allergic Asthma. He supervises Fellows in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Continuity Clinic, Day Program, as MOD and serves on the Training Program Committee. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

Henry Milgrom, MD is a senior faculty member in Pediatric Allergy. He is Co-Director of the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and National Jewish Health’s Institutional Review Board for human subjects research. He provides direct supervision of pediatric patients in the Day Program and as MOD. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

Nathan Rabinovitch, MD is a pediatric allergist with research interests on the role of environmental exposures in the school-age asthmatic child. He supervises Fellows in the Day Program. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.

Joseph Spahn, MD is an Associate Professor and former Director of the Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program.  He is also a member of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and provides consults in steroid pharmacology. He directly supervises Fellows in specialty clinics and the Day Treatment Program, and as MOD. He also provides Fellows with lectures, rounds and conference discussions, and provides research mentorship.


Other Faculty for the Fellowship Program

Other faculty members at National Jewish Health, while not necessarily key faculty for the program, provide significant contributions to the education of our Fellows, typically as lecturer, consultants, discussants in conferences and seminars, and research resources. They include the following faculty members:

 

Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD*

Bruce Bender, PhD

Azzeddine Dakhama, PhD

Stephen Dreskin, MD, PhD

Andrew Fontenot, MD*

Peter M. Henson, PhD

Roger Hollister, MD

Flavia Hoyte, MD*

Hua Huang, MD, PhD*

Rohit Katial, MD*

Mary D. Klinnert, PhD

Christina Leslie, PhD

Joseph Lucas, PhD

Lisa Meltzer, PhD

Harold Nelson, MD*

Tod Olin, MD

Nichole Reisdorph, PhD

David Riches, PhD

James Shira, MD

Richard Weber, MD*

* Faculty in Department of Medicine University of Colorado Denver Allergy and Immunology Program B


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