Sanny Chan
Sanny Chan, MD, PhD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Chan is in the Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis (Pediatric)
  • Cluster Immunotherapy
  • Immune Tolerance
  • Immunobiology of Allergic Diseases
  • Primary Immune Deficiency
  • Subcutaneous Allergy Shots
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Allergic rhinitis and Allergic Asthma
Allergy Immunotherapy (subcutaneous allergy shots and sublingual therapy)
Primary Immune Deficiency

Research Interests  

My research focuses on the mechanism of immune tolerance, specifically how the immune system works and controlled, what aberrations occur that cause allergic diseases, and how those can be modified. I am particularly interested why/how children develop allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma and in defining molecular biomarkers that predict the effectiveness of allergy immunotherapy.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, PhD
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, MD
Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange CA,
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX ,

Board Certification

2010: American Board of Pediatrics
2013: American Board of Allergy and Immunology


Chan SK. Banerjee PP. Noroski LM. Monaco-Shawver L. Chinen J. Hanson IC. Orange JS. Novel RAB27A Mutation Distinguishes Hypopigmentation from Cytotoxic Dysfunction in Griscelli Syndrome Type 2.  American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. March 2013. Abstract

Chan SK and Shearer WT. HCT survival in ADA-SCID: what's the buzz? Blood. 120(17):3392-3, 2012. PMID: 23100302

Chan SK. Krance RA. Stafford WW. Lee R. Nguyen DK. Demmler GJ. Hanson IC. Long-Term Immune Reconstitution with CMV Elimination in Complete DiGeorge Syndrome by Bone Marrow Transplant.  American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. JACI. 129(2), AB155. Feb 2012.

Chan SK. Buheis M. IC Hanson.  Childhood Maculopapular Mastocytosis with Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Diffuse Cutaneous Mastocytosis. American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, April 2012. Abstract.

Martinez CA. Chan SK. Shearer WT. Leung K, Kennedy-Nasser AA. Bollard CM. Hao L. Wu MF. Brenner MK. Heslop HE. Hanson IC. Krance RA.  Immune Reconstitution in Children Receiving Cord Blood Transplantation (CBT) Without the Use of Lymphocytolytic Antibodies. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 18(2) S273, 2012.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Academic Affiliations

University of Colorado Denver - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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