Marjorie Slankard, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Allergy Clinic


Marjorie L. Slankard, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Eastside and an Associate Attending Physician and Director of the Allergy Clinic at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Medical Center. She practices Allergy at Columbia/Eastside.  In addition, she is the Subspecialty Director of Allergy and Immunology at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Dr. Slankard completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and did a fellowship in Immunology (working in the lab of Dr. Henry Kunkel) at The Rockefeller University (in NYC). She continued her clinical and research training as a fellow at the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cornell University Medical College and in the Department of Neoplastic Diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Slankard is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has been listed in New York Magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York” for 11 years in a row.

Dr. Slankard is a past President of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society and Fellow of the both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

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Education and Training

B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1967
Medical School:
University of Missouri Medical School, Columbia, MO, 1971
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1971-1972
The New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1972-1973
Chief Residency:
The New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1974
Immunology, lab of Dr. Henry Kunkel, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1973
Allergy and Immunology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1974-1976
Research Fellow, Department of Neoplastic Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1976-1980

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Taub to Columbia University, Center for Women’s Health
  • Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Taub to Presbyterian Hospital Asthma Center
  • Chosen for publication in How to Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area, a Castle 1997-2010 Connolly Guide, 2nd-10th Editions
  • 1998-2010 Listed in New York Magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York,” annually
  • 1999, 2003 Listed in Guide to Top Doctors’ “America’s Top-Rated Physicians,” Center for the Study of Services, 1st-2nd Editions,
  • Selected for publication in “America’s Top Doctors,” The Nation’s Leading Medical Specialists,
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Guide, 2001-2010


For appointments: 

Columbia Doctors - Eastside
16 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

P: (212) 326-8410
F: (212) 326-5516

New Jersey Office
Parkview Plaza, Eastwing
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

P: (201) 670-8100
F: (201) 670-4615


  • Allergy & Immunology

Clinical Expertise

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy
  • Food Allergies
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunotherapy
  • Insect Allergy
  • Latex Allergy
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinus Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 1974
  • Allergy and Immunology Diplomate, 1977


Research Interests

  • Adrenergic receptor alleles and medication response in asthma

Selected Publications

  1. Kumar, R., Wagner, M., Slankard, M.L., and Abelman, W.A.,: Left and right ventricular pressures in mice. J. Applied Phys., 30:424, 1971.
  2. Slankard-Chahinian, M.L., and Siskind, G.W.,: Studies on the control of antibody synthesis. XIII. Preferential depletion of precursors of high affinity antibody secreting cells by specific immunoadsorbents. Immunology, 38:145, 1979.
  3. Sun, A.S., Holland, J.F., Slankard-Chahinian, M.L., and Ohnuma, T.,: 5’-Nucleotidase activity in permanent human lymphoid cell lines: implication for cell proliferation and aging in vitro. Biochem. Biophys. Acta, 714:530, 1982.
  4. Slankard-Chahinian, M.L., Holland, J.F., Gordon, R.E., Becker, J., and Ohnuma, T.,: Cytotoxic effect of an autologous long term T cell line in a patient with malignant melanoma: adoptive autoimmunotherapy. Cancer, 53 (No.5): 1066,1984.
  5. Slankard, M.L.: Feeling the burn. Treating GERD becomes more prominent in respiratory care. Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care. 15 (3): 44, 2006.
  6. Slankard, M.L.:, 2008.
  7. Slankard-Chahinian, M.L., Holland, J.F., Ohnuma, T., and Gordon, R.E., : Human long-term T-cell line (LTTC) cytotoxic for human melanoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Abstracts of the 4th International Congress of Immunology, 1980. Abst. #9-8-16.
  8. Lo, R.J., Ohnuma, T., Jodidio, A., Slankard-Chahinian, M.L., Cheung, T., Holland, J.F., and Wasserman, L.R.,: Effect of Interferon (IF), Methanol-extraction residue of BCG (MER), Corynebacterium parvum (Cp), and autologous lymphocytes (ly) on monocyte-mediated cytolysis of human melanoma cells (t). Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, 22:289, 1981.
  9. Slankard, M.L. Anaphylaxis secondary to bacitracin zinc ointment. Submitted to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, August 1999. Presented to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, November 1999.
  10. Slankard, M.L., Canfield, S., Michelis, M., Mansukhani, M., McGoey, B., Paige, A., Lederer, D. J., DiMango, E.A.,: ADRB2 (Adrenergic B2 Receptor Agonist Gene) Arg 16 Allele and Effect of LABA Withdrawal in Patients With Moderate to Severe Asthma. Submitted and accepted for presentation to The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, March 1.2011.

*Please see CV for complete list of publications