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
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Dr. John J. Condemi Lecture in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Dr. Richard Alan Furie
Professor, Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health
Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
October 19, 2021
AIR/Ophthalmology Joint Grand Rounds Conference
Dr Alex Levin, Dr Christina Schutt and Dr Bethany Marston, URMC
March 29, 2021
Dr. Christopher Palma Leads Study of COVID Treatment at URMC
December 4, 2020
AIR Research Presented at National Meeting
September 23, 2020
AIR Walks to Support Lupus and Scleroderma Research
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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.