Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Allergy and Immunology

Through the partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Allergy and Immunology is dedicated to education and training related to the diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma, allergies, food allergies, and immune deficiencies.

Education

Residents of the Program have an opportunity to participate in the Division’s research. Our faculty of six physicians has a strong focus on research and is active in the broader research community, having participated or presented at national meetings of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting (AAAAI), Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), and National Eczema Association (NEA).  Anne Marie Singh, MD, received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The Division accepts one fellowship applicant per year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Research

The Division aims to become a nationally recognized center for clinical, epidemiologic and translational research for asthma, food allergy and primary immunodeficiency with the goals for better understanding of their pathogenesis, the contributory factors that lead to health disparities and the identification and evaluation of novel treatments for these disorders.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) support our active studies which include a four-year, multi-site research initiative to study the impact of environmental and genetic factors on children who suffer from food allergies.

The Bunning Food Allergy Institute at Lurie Children’s seeks to improve the lives of children and families affected by food allergy and establish Lurie Children's as a center of clinical excellence.

Patient Care

The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Lurie Children’s uses an integrated team approach that includes physicians, pediatric nurse practitioner and pediatric nursing staff for the care of children.

Physicians see and treat patients at Lurie Children’s as well as through our outreach centers located in Glenview, Arlington Heights, and Lincoln Park in Chicago. The Division also collaborates with Gastroenterology in a combined clinic for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

With financial support from Food Allergy Initiative (FAI)-Chicago, the Division of Allergy and Immunology is now offering the Food Allergy Community Education (FACE) Program, providing free research-based food allergy education in Chicago area communities to help create a safer environment for children.

Jacqueline Pongracic, MD

Jacqueline Pongracic, MD
Division Head,
Allergy and Immunology

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Allergy and Immunology.

Fellowship

Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Allergy and Immunology.