Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

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Division: 
Allergy and Immunology
Director: 
Rachel L. Miller, M.D., FAAAAI
Email: 
rlm14@columbia.edu
Phone: 
(212) 305-7759
Administrator: 
Lazina Lorick
Phone: 
(212) 305-4930

The Division of Allergy and Immunology is comprised of four full time and several more part-time attending physicians with a wide array of interests in this field. The division evaluates children and adults both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. We assess patients with conditions such as asthma, rhinitis, drug reactions, hives, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, chronic sinusitis, hereditary angioneurotic edema, anaphylaxis, insect allergies, latex allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis and immunodeficiencies.

We have created a food allergy center that evaluates all types of food allergic patients. Skin testing, immunoglublin E testing and patch testing are performed depending on the clinical presentation. When necessary, food challenges are performed to determine more definitively whether a patient is truly allergic.

Additional testing for an array of clinical situations that we also perform include: intradermal testing for environmental allergies, pulmonary function testing for our asthmatics, and rhinoscopy for patients with chronic nasal symptoms.

The Division is involved in several areas of research, most actively in the causes and mechanisms of asthma and allergies where faculty are published widely and have achieved national acclaim. Faculty also coauthor the widely distributed Up-to-date on “Trigger control to improve asthma management.” Additional areas of ongoing research include food allergies and urticaria, We participate in clinical trials, and most recently in a multicenter clinical trials testing a novel treatment for Hereditary Angioneurotic edema.

We have offices in New York City, Westchester, Rockland County, Staten Island and the Bronx to improve the access to our physicians.