Asthma, Allergy, and Hypersensitivity Disease
Mount Sinai has formed an Asthma and Hypersensitivity Center to care for patients who have a variety of allergic diseases, including rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, urticaria, food and/or drug allergies. Fellows will receive a comprehensive exposure to asthma and difficult management cases, in a collaborative arrangement with the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Part of this center is a program in food allergy, headed by Hugh Sampson, MD; this program will allow the fellow to get a unique exposure to food hypersensitivity evaluation and management, including clinical trials and investigation of novel approaches to therapy. Outpatient clinics in allergy and immunology are staffed by both fellows and attendings from the division, and substantial numbers of both adult and pediatric patients are followed there for the management of primary and secondary immunologic disorders and allergic diseases. In the allergy clinics, fellows manage, on both a primary care and consultative basis, a large number of patients with typical and unusual hypersensitivity diseases.