Welcome to the Children's
Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) and University of Missouri-Kansas
City (UMKC) Allergy-Immunology Fellowship Program!
We provide a two-year program with the possibility of a third
year of research training. We have a 50-year history that offers
comprehensive training in the field of allergy-immunology to prepare for careers in private practice or academic
medicine. We have a faculty of seven board-certified
allergist-immunologists and one PhD researcher, who is involved in
As part of their cross-training, fellows spend time in a variety
of clinics including the pediatric allergy clinic at CMH; the adult
asthma center at Truman Medical Center (TMC); the adult allergy
clinic at TMC; and in a private practice setting.
During the second year of training, fellows spend one month at TMC on the inpatient pulmonary consult service
(two weeks) and in the outpatient rheumatology clinic (two weeks).
In addition, there are two months of elective time in the second
year that may include, but is not limited to, rotations with ENT
Fellows are involved in teaching medical students who rotate in
the clinic and participate in the didactics for the medical student
core curriculum. Fellows are also involved in the education and
supervision of pediatric and family medicine residents who rotate
through the clinic. They provide additional didactics through a
series of mini-seminars developed for the rotation.
opportunities to treat a diverse patient population and do clinical research, basic-science research,
clinical pharmacology and environmental assessments. There is
ongoing research in the genetics of asthma, mold and environmental
allergy and its role in disease, research in disease outcomes and
studies in exhaled nitric oxide to measure inflammation in patients
There is also collaborative work between allergy-immunology and
other sections in the area of food and drug allergies. The research
experience is divided into block rotations of six months of
protected time. The majority of the research time is in the first
year to allow ample time for research project completion and
presentation of work at national meetings.