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Fellowship highlights


Children's Mercy provides a two-year fellowship program in Allergy and Immunology 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 fellows for careers in private practice or academic medicine. The fellowship includes:

  • An opportunity to treat a diverse patient population and perform clinical research in a variety of disciplines.

  • Fellows are involved in teaching medical students who rotate in the clinic and participate in the didactics for the medical student core curriculum.

  • Collaboration between allergy-immunology and other sections in the area of food and drug allergies. The majority of research time is in the first year to allow ample time for research project completion and presentation of work at national meetings.

Salaries and benefits

2022-23 salaries

  • PGY 4: $73,104.03
  • PGY 5: $74,983.71
  • PGY 6: $77,302.28
  • PGY 7: $79,636.38

Benefits for fellows

  • $1,500 Educational stipend per academic year for books, travel and other educational materials
  • $2,250 Professional stipend for academic year to present scholarly activity
  • Health and dental insurance for trainee and dependents with no premiums
  • Hospital-issued iPad
  • Free parking
  • Moving allowance
  • 20 days of vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid board exam
  • Access to clinical and research librarians, statisticians, scientific writers and learning specialists
  • Tuition allowance of $5,250 per year
  • On-site fitness center and wellness center

Clinical experience

Fellows have opportunities to treat a diverse patient population and perform clinical research, basic research, clinical pharmacology and environmental assessments. Fellows will participate in ongoing research in the genetics of asthma, mold and environmental allergies, as well as disease outcomes.

Faculty and fellows

Our facility provides comprehensive care to a multi-state area including Missouri and Kansas. We have faculty who are board-certified allergist-immunologists as well as PhD researchers involved in fellowship education.

Apply for the program

To be eligible for a fellowship in the Section of Allergy/Immunology at Children's Mercy Kansas City, the applicant must have successfully completed an accredited pediatrics and/or internal medicine training program in the United States.

Our Allergy and Immunology Fellowship leadership team

Christopher D. Miller, MD
Program Director
(816) 960-8885 ext. 68911
cdmiller@cmh.edu

Nancy Draffen-Brown, MBA
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-1693
ndraffenbrown@cmh.edu