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Our Team


  • Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dr. Jarvinen-Seppo is an expert in the field of pediatric food allergies. She completed her medical and doctoral training at the University of Helsinki in Finland, then moved on to her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.  In addition to her clinical expertise, she is an NIH-funded researcher studying the role of breast milk and early environmental factors in the development of food allergies.
  • R. John Looney, M.D.
    Dr. Looney is a clinical and translational immunologist with a broad range of research interests and clinical experiences. He is board certified in Allergy/Immunology, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, and Internal Medicine and has active clinical practices in both Allergy/Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology. He has been the Allergy/Immunology Training Program Director since 2001. Since the mid-1990’s he has developed investigator initiated trials of new agents for immune-mediated diseases, most notably one of the first trials of B cell targeted therapy for autoimmunity (anti-CD20 for SLE). As a member of the steering committee for the NIH funded Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, he helped develop and participated in numerous clinical trials testing novel treatments for systemic autoimmune diseases from 2003-14.  He is currently studying the role of environmental factors, including the microbiome, on immune system development in Old Order Mennonites vs. controls in Rochester.
  • Jeanne Lomas, D.O.
  • Maria Slack, M.D.

Teaching Faculty


  • Melissa Berry, R.D.
  • Brianne Schmidt, R.D.

Allergy Immunotherapy Nurse

  • Lisa Guasp, R.N.