Children affected by allergies and complex immunologic disorders benefit from our specialists’ expertise because our doctors treat children and only children with these conditions.
At Children’s National, children affected by allergies and complex immunologic disorders benefit from our specialists’ expertise, because our doctors treat children and only children with these conditions.
Children’s National is unique in offering this focused specialization, a specialty not always available in other pediatric medical centers. The team ensures greater access for children and teens to pediatric experts in asthma and allergies, as well as primary (inherited) and secondary (acquired) immune system disorders.
Our allergy and immunology teams work together because the ways in which these conditions impact the body’s systems are similar. Our immunology team is a national leader in treating and managing primary immunodeficiencies in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The team sees more than 1,500 children and teens annually with allergic disorders, including asthma, agammaglobulinemia, eczema atopic dermatitis, and hives. The team has expertise in food allergies, including IgE-mediated food allergy, gastrointestinal food allergy, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
For children with severe immunodeficiencies requiring hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Children's National immunologists are also members of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation who will direct care through both divisions.
"At Children's, we found the best care in doctors who have trained with leaders in the field and who are on top of the latest research and treatments for EE."
Olivia Ackerman, PPCNP
Linda Herbert, PhD
Michael Keller, MD
Brett Loechelt, MD
Blood and Marrow Transplant Specialist
Darlene Mansoor, MD
Cindy Nguyen, MD
Hemant Sharma, MD
Acting Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology
Jay Slater, MD
Anna Sprunger, PA-C
Burcin Uygungil, MD, MPH
Clinical Program Coordinator
In an interview with the Fox affiliate in Washington, DC, Hemant Sharma, MD, Chief of Allergy and Immunology, discussed childhood allergy triggers and symptoms.
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Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to care for each child and family.
Our specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to care for each child and family.