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
AIR Derm/Grand Rounds
Carlos Nousari, MD, Courtesy Associated Professor at the University of Florida
Thursday, July 30th
8:00am Cutaneous Vasculitis Correlates: Essentials, Pearls, and Pitfalls
9:00am Case Presentations
10:30am Immunobullous Disease: Comprehensive Review
Timothy Craig, DO
Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine
Thursday, August 6th at 8:00am
Giant Cell Arteritis
Zoe Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, URMC
Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30am
July 16, 2020
Dr. Jessica Stern Authors Study on Asthma and Food Allergies
November 8, 2019
AIR Research Presented at National Meeting 2019
October 19, 2019
Lupus Education Day 2019
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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.