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Golisano Children's Hospital / Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Dr. Kirsi Järvinen-Seppo

Kirsi M. Järvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D. and Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology is devoted to the comprehensive evaluation and management of children with various allergic and immunologic conditions. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including consultation, diagnostic testing, and treatment for many allergic and immunologic conditions.

Disorders routinely seen include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), hives (urticaria), anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis and eczema (atopic dermatitis), recurring infections, and drug allergy. Divisions is the home for the Center for Food Allergy and offers specialized services exist for food allergy, including food-protein-induced enterocolitis (FPIES) and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), including nutritional and psychological counseling, early introduction of highly allergenic foods and oral food challenges. Our multi-disciplinary clinics include Food Allergy Clinic, Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, Severe Asthma Clinic, “Urgent Infant” Allergy Clinic and Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic.

Boy standing on his headThe Division is committed to teaching medical students and residents, including offering a strong ACGME accredited Allergy/Immunology Fellowship.

Research activities include basic, translational and clinical research such as clinical trials and observational studies focusing on prevention and management of food allergy.

World Allergy Organization (WAO) Centers of Excellence, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

World Allergy Organization (WAO) Center of Excellence

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is a "WAO Center of Excellence". The purpose of the WAO Centers of Excellence is to intensify and accelerate multi-disciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education, and advocacy worldwide, providing excellence in education, research, and training to various stakeholders in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology.

FARE® Center of Excellence

In 2020, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) was reelected as a member of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network. As a FARE Center of Distinction, URMC:

  • Serves as a site for major clinical trials for the development of new therapies
  • Develops the best practices of care for patients with food allergies
  • Contributes to the development of a national food allergy patient registry and biorepositories.

Member of the FARE Clinical Network

The FARE and the FARE Clinical Network Site logos are registered trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education.

The Division of Allergy and Immunology is home to the
Center for Food Allergy.