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Karen Robbins, MD

Allergist
Bio

Biography

Dr. Karen Robbins is a board-certified allergist, immunologist and pediatrician. She is also the director of the education program for medical students, residents and fellows within the Allergy and Immunology division at Children’s National Health System.

She received her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and her BA from the College of Wooster. Her post-graduate research training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a pediatric resident and a clinical allergy and immunology fellow. She was also a pediatric intern and resident at Children’s National.  

Dr. Robbins has a strong interest in food allergies, nutrition and the growth of young children. She is a native Midwesterner who currently calls Washington, D.C., home. Spending time with her family and her young daughter are the most important things in her life. When not at work, Dr. Robbins enjoys the outdoors, planning meals and cooking (often allergy and/or vegetarian-friendly), tennis, traveling and bird-watching. 


Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, 2014
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 2010
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 2008
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2007
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • BA, 2001
    College of Wooster
News

News

Kids persistently allergic to cows milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies

Children who experience persistent allergies to cow’s milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review presented March 4, 2018, during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology/World Allergy Organization Joint Conference.

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