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 wells 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 Grand Rounds
Primary Immune Deficiency
Jolan Walter, MD, PhD
June 21, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Class of '62 Auditorium
See event details
May 7, 2018
Register Now For Window Into Healthcare Disparities: Focus on Lupus to be Held June 9th
February 13, 2018
Allen Anandarajah, MD, MSc and Amanda Ostronic, MS, BSN, RN Head Rheumatology UR Pursuing Excellence Team
February 8, 2018
Ummara Shah, MD and Jeanne Lomas, DO Named Associate Fellowship Program Directors
November 4, 2017
AIR Research Presented at National Meeting
November 4, 2017
John Looney, M.D. a Master of the American College of Rheumatology
October 28, 2017
11th Annual Lupus Education Day
August 10, 2017
Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP and Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH Present at the 10th Annual Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference
August 3, 2017
AIR Researchers Characterize the Role of Neutrophils in a Mouse Model of Lupus
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John Looney, MD Named a Master of the American College of Rheumatology
At the 2017 National Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, John Looney, MD, the Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld and Elise A. Rosenfeld Distinguished Professorship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, was honored with one of the College's highest honors. He was the recipient of its Master of the ACR designation. Recipients must "have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and the rheumatology profession (and) devoted their long careers to furthering rheumatology research and improving clinical standards in the treatment of rheumatic diseases."
AIR Welcomes Benjamin Korman, MD to the Faculty
Dr. Benjamin Korman, a clinician-scientist with a particular interest and expertise in scleroderma, joined the AIR faculty in February. He comes to us from Northwestern University and will continue his research endeavors and is accepting new patients.