Kanao Otsu, MD, MPH Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Kanao Otsu, MD, is an allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Otsu is in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars 123 Patient Ratings 15 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Allergy Treatment Programs (Adult) Asthma Treatment Program (Adult) Department of Medicine Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Adult) Immune Deficiency and Immune Dysregulation Disorders Specialties & Conditions Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) Allergy Angioedema Asthma Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Food Allergies Immune Deficiency and Immune Dysregulation Disorders Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Research Areas Food Allergies Allergy Asthma News & Videos Food Allergies Versus Intolerance - Different Conditions with Different Treatments Education Education 2003 - 2004 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH 1999 - 2003 Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of Negev in Collaboration with Columbia University Health Sciences, MD Residency 2004 - 2008 University of Massachusetts, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Fellowship 2011 - 2012 University of Colorado Denver/National Jewish Health, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, Research 2009 - 2011 University of Colorado Denver/ National Jewish Health, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Allergy and Immunology Professional Memberships American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (FAAP) Publications Abbott J, Ehler AC, Jayaraman D, Reynolds PR, Otsu K, Manka L, Gelfand EW. Heterozygous IKKβ activation loop mutation results in a complex immunodeficiency syndrome. .J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 Feb;147(2):737-740. Otsu K, Wang Q, Guo R, Dreskin SC. Epitope analysis of Ara h 2 and Ara h 6: characteristic patterns of IgE-binding fingerprints among individuals with similar clinical histories. Clin Exp Allergy. 2015; (45) 471-484. Otsu K and Fleischer DM. Desensitization to Foods: present state of the art. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012; 12(1): 48-54. Otsu K and Dreskin SC. Peanut Allergy An evolving challenge. Discov Med. 2011; 12(65):319-28. Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai PA, Muilenberg ML, Rogers CA, Lane JP, Ghaemghami J, Rivard DV, Otsu K, Hoffman EB, Israel E, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Mouse Allergens in Urban Elementary Schools and Homes of Children with Asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 February; 102(2): 125-130. 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Provider showed concern 3.8 Friendliness 4 Spoke using clear language 4.2 Provider explained things clearly 3.8 Amount of time spent with you 3.9 Provider included you in decisions 3.8 Confidence in your doctor 3.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 3.6 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2021 I left my appointment feeling heard and guided. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 She was very compassionate and caring National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Excellent experience! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr Otsu is always on point with all these categories, kind, sharing, patient, and is very well skilled in her expert care and understanding of emerging data National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr. Otsu is great too. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Very good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr Otsu is an amazing Dr and I am grateful for her care. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 before truly knowing my background or seeing any test results I was told i prob could not be helped National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr. Otsu is fantastic, I didn't have a lot that I needed to talk with her about so it was a quick annual visit National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 *Dr. Otsu was incredibly short and it appeared that I was annoying her to have my appointment. Didn't answer any questions, look at resources, or thoroughly listen to my lungs. Terrible experience. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 Thank you Dr. Otsu and the rest of the National Jewish Staff! You are kind, thorough, and I so appreciate your help and your care! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 One of the best experiences i have had with any medical professional. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 I had lots of questions [protected health information]. Dr. Otsu answered them all clearly and patiently. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 *Dr. Otsu always listens to my concerns & answers my questions without making me feel rushed or hurried. I especially value her approach given current healthcare models that push practices to see as many patients as possible in a day.