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Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

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Welcome from the Chief

Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPHWelcome 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.
Division Chief

Upcoming Speakers and Events

AIR Conferences

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

Andrew Long, MD
Rheumatology Fellow, URMC
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Title: TBD

Jessica Stern, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, URMC
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

Andrew Long, MD
Rheumatology Fellow, URMC
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Title: TBD

Jessica Stern, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, URMC
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hand and Wrist Radiology

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Childhood Wheezing

Jeanne Lomas, DO
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, URMC
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Contact Dermatitis

Theresa Bingemann, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, URMC
Thursday, October 8, 2020

William F. Neuman Visiting Scientist Speaker Series
Center for Musculoskeletal Research Seminar

Rheumatoid Synovitis: From Disease Onset to Drug-Free Remission
Antonio Manzo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, University of Pavia School of Medicine
Scientific Coordinator, Rheumatology and Translational Immunology Research Laboratories, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9am
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Infusion Reactions

John Looney, MD
Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professorship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, URMC
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Multidisciplinary Case Conference

Annie Yang, MD
Rheumatology Fellow, URMC
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Alpha-gal Syndrome: The Food Allergy Disruptor

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC
November 19, 2020

Title: TBD

Heidi Connolly, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, URMC
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Title: TBA

Gary Soffer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Integrative Medicine Unit, Yale University
March 25, 2021

 

Recent News

September 16, 2020
Drs. Anthony Ocon and Christopher Ritchlin Among Authors of a Publication Outlining Guidance for Management of Psoriatic Disease During the Pandemic

August 6, 2020
Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH Presents at the 13th Annual Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference

July 16, 2020
Dr. Jessica Stern Authors Study on Asthma and Food Allergies

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Spotlight

John Looney, MDThe 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, MDJennifer 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.