Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Welcome from the Chief
Welcome to the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (AIR). This Division has a long history of providing excellence in patient care, medical research, and education that dates back to the 1950’s. Our current faculty and staff are not only committed to carrying on this tradition but are also recognized nationally as leaders in their field.
We provide timely, comprehensive, individualized, state-of-the-art medical care to patients with musculoskeletal, autoimmune, and allergic diseases. We act as advocates for our patients and seek to improve treatments outcomes and quality of life.
Our faculty perform cutting edge investigation in basic science and translational research as we seek to expand our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune disorders, with the goal of developing more effective and less toxic treatments.
We are also committed to educating the next generation of Allergists/Immunologists and Rheumatologists. Being a combined division with close ties to Pediatrics as well as many other Departments in the Medical Center including Orthopedics, Dermatology and others offers our fellows numerous unique opportunities.
Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., M.P.H.
Upcoming Speakers and Events
URMC Hospital-Wide Patient Safety Grand Rounds
Assessment and Management of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Reactions
Katherine Tuttle, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
John Looney, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professor in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
March 15, 2021
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Amy Burris, MD
Allergy/Immunology Fellow, URMC
Anthony Ocon, MD, PhD
Rheumatology Fellow, URMC
March 23, 2021
Gary Soffer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Integrative Medicine Unit, Yale University
March 25, 2021
December 4, 2020
AIR Research Presented at National Meeting
September 23, 2020
AIR Walks to Support Lupus and Scleroderma Research
September 16, 2020
Drs. Anthony Ocon and Christopher Ritchlin Among Authors of a Publication Outlining Guidance for Management of Psoriatic Disease During the Pandemic
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The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Chosen as a World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence
John Looney, MD, Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, MD, PhD, Steve Georas, MD, Sandy Khurana, MD, and Lisa Beck, MD have been awarded a WAO Center of Excellence. The WAO provides educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships in 100 countries around the world. Centers of Excellence are tasked with intensifying and accelerating multi-disciplinary scientific and clinical research, education, and training in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.
Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD Named Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine
As Associate Chair of Research, Dr. Jennifer Anolik will be collaborating with Dr. Stephen Hammes, Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs. They have been tasked with the oversight and continued development of the academic and research missions in the Department of Medicine.