Melanie Claire Dispenza, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Allergy and Immunology, Anaphylaxis, Immunology, Systemic Mastocytosis more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-2300
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Dr. Dispenza evaluates and treats adults at the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center located on the Bayview campus. Her clinical interests include systemic mastocytosis, cutaneous mastocytosis, hereditary alpha tryptasemia, and idiopathic anaphylaxis. She is an active member of the American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases.  Additionally, as co-director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Anaphylaxis and Drug Hypersensitivity, her research focuses on IgE-mediated mechanisms of allergies and novel strategies for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of anaphylaxis. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Penn State College of Medicine (2013)


  • Internal Medicine; McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2015)


  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology; McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology (Allergy & Immunology) (2018)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2016)

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