Maya Jerath, MD, PhD interviewed about tick borne meat allergy (Links to an external site)

Maya Jerath, MD, PhD sits down with local news outlet KMOV 4 to talk about Lone star ticks and Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS). According to the CDC, “Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) (also called alpha-gal allergy, red meat allergy, or tick bite meat allergy) is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. AGS is not caused by an infection. […]

Maya Jerath, MD, PhD interviewed about alpha-gal syndrome (Links to an external site)

Tick bites can spread many diseases. One species, in particular, is known as the “lone star” tick. It’s becoming more known in the region and can cause a red meat allergy called alpha-gal syndrome, or AGS for short. Dr. Maya Jerath, a Washington University allergist, said this disease is commonly misdiagnosed but more cases are […]

Welcome, Khaled Abdel-Hamid, MD, PhD

The Division of Allergy & Immunology proudly welcomes Khaled Abdel-Hamid, MD, PhD as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Hamid will be joining the division’s faculty on August 1, 2022. Dr. Hamid earned his medical degree at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt before pursuing a PhD in physiology at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. […]

H James Wedner Symposium a success!

On Thursday, May 19, 2022 The Division of Allergy & Immunology in The John T Milliken Department of Medicine at Washington University in St Louis proudly hosted the H James Wedner Symposium. H. James Wedner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1941. He received B.A. in Zoology from Cornell University in 1963 and his M.D. […]

Maya Jerath, MD, PhD recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor (Links to an external site)

With over 25 years’ experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a source you can count on when looking for the best in American medicine. After a doctor is nominated, our physician-led research team begins their work to screen each doctor and confirm whether he or she meets Castle Connolly standards. Castle […]

Brian Laidlaw, PhD awarded prestigious grant from the National Institute of Health (Links to an external site)

Laidlaw, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, received an NIH New Innovator Award, which supports unusually innovative research from early-career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degrees or clinical residencies. The award provides $300,000 per year in direct funding for five […]

Tiffany Dy, MD chairs Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 (Links to an external site)

The Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 activity is planned and designed interprofessionally by physicians, nurses and pharmacists. This live half day webinar is designed for allergists, immunologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and all healthcare professionals who care for patients with allergic and […]

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH awarded MISA Global Incubator Seed Grant (Links to an external site)

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine, has been awarded a Global Incubator Seed Grant from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St Louis to support the initiation of a collaboration between her lab and two clinical departments at Ghana Medical Center to study the infant nasal microbiome in Ghana.

Ofer Zimmerman, MD to begin collaborative Allergy and Immunology clinic with Infectious Disease

Ofer Zimmerman, MD, Allergist and Immunologist and Instructor in Medicine, will begin a collaborative clinic with Infectious Disease at 620 South Taylor Ave., Suite 100 beginning August 31, 2021. This collaborative clinic will focus on patients with immunological disorders, including: recurrent infections, recurrent pneumonia, mycobacterial infections (lung or invasive), low antibody levels, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity. […]

Dr. Leyao Wang receives grant to further COVID-19 research

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH has received a grant from The Center for Diabetes Translation Research to help fund the study of factors underlying increased risks of COVID-19 infection and severe outcomes among people with diabetes.