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Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Robert Wood in a hospital room with his pediatric allergy patient as she looks at the allergy test on her arm
Pediatric allergist Robert Wood with a patient being treated with oral immunotherapy.

The mission of the Eudowood Division of Allergy and Immunology is to provide top-notch clinical services, conduct cutting-edge research and train future pediatric allergist-immunologists for careers in academic medicine. The division focuses on both allergic disease — including food allergy, asthma and environmental allergies — as well as immunodeficiency disorders, and it is recognized internationally for its clinical and research expertise in all these areas.

Our Pediatric Allergy Clinic provides state-of-the-art care for children with asthma and allergic diseases. In addition to its world-renowned programs in food allergy, the clinic cares for children of all ages with asthma, allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy and stinging insect allergy. 

Our Immunodeficiency Clinic and the associated Pediatric Immunology Laboratory provides comprehensive care to individuals with primary immunodeficiency diseases. We diagnose and manage adults and children with a wide variety of diseases, including common variable immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease, chronic granulomatous disease and many others. Honoring our heritage as leaders in research, our clinic has identified two new forms of primary immunodeficiency disease, BLINK and IPEX, and is the first to show bone marrow transplant as a cure for this disease. 

Our Ataxia-Telangiectasia Clinical Center is the only multidisciplinary clinic of its kind in Maryland and the first clinical center in the world for this rare disease. Our team, which includes specialists in immunology, neurology, pulmonology, speech-language pathology and nutrition, provides comprehensive care and innovative clinical research for people with A-T. Since its inception, the A-T center has extended the lifespan of its patients by almost 50 percent. 

The fellowship training program in pediatric allergy and immunology is also recognized as one of the world’s best. The division has now trained more than 30 pediatric allergist-immunologists who represent many of the leaders in allergy and immunology in the United States and abroad.  

Food Allergy Research

Our groundbreaking food allergy research is led by Robert Wood, M.D., who is also chief of pediatric allergy and immunology.

Robert Wood Discusses Food Allergies

Robert Wood is a professor of pediatrics and chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins, and professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Related Information

Immunodificiencies 

Our Immunodeficiency Clinic, the Pediatric Immunology Laboratory and the Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) Clinical Center are directed by Howard Lederman, M.D.

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