The mission of the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is to provide high-quality care to our patients, offer an excellent education to our residents and fellows, and advance our understanding of allergic and immunologic disorders through research.
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Staff
Our staff includes physicians who are board-certified either in pediatrics or internal medicine or both, and also in allergy and immunology. Our team also includes nurse practitioners, a social worker, asthma coordinators who oversee asthma care and education at the hospital, and environmental health specialists. We also have clinical and basic science investigators who keep us at the cutting edge of allergy/asthma/immunology research.
Staff members focus on the specialized needs of pediatric patients. Treatment is carefully managed using cost-saving, data-driven disease management initiatives including a pediatric asthma disease management program, an environmental health center and food allergy research program. Each of these utilize evidenced-based guidelines and critical pathways.
The Children's Mercy Food Allergy Center is excited to be one of the 22 food allergy centers of excellence in the new Food Allergy Clinical Network, the leading nonprofit organization working for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The network works to accelerate the development of drugs for patients with food allergies and improve the quality of care for this serious illness. FARE will initially fund 22 centers of excellence with an investment of over $2 million dollars each year. Learn more about this designation here.
You can also watch the video below to learn more about what to expect from a visit to our Food Allergy Clinic.
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