Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Allergy ranks in the top 10 pediatric subspecialties pursued by fellowship-training pediatricians, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology launched in 2003 as an extension of a subdivision within Internal Medicine. The two divisions now function as one to coordinate research, clinical, and teaching efforts.
Division faculty consult at Children's Health℠ Children’s Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals. We also provide outpatient clinic services such as evaluation, diagnostics and treatment in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and the James. W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center.
Faculty participates in clinical research and collaborates with basic scientists on campus. The Division constantly expands its pediatric asthma research efforts, working as both a clinical and mechanistic site in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC).
Allergy and Immunology spans both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, with four Pediatrics-based and three Internal Medicine-based faculty. All are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, clinically active, and firmly committed to clinical teaching. Volunteer faculty members in private practice also participate in our clinical and educational activities.
The Division offers one of only 71 ACGME-accredited programs for fellowship training in allergy and immunology. Committed to excellence in clinical care and teaching, the program funds four fellowship positions each year.
Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology