What to Know About Allergic Reactions to the Vaccines, kusi.com, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
Video Visits (Telemedicine)
Ready to receive care from the comfort of your own home? Our Rady Children’s Specialists now offer video visits (telemedicine) from your computer or mobile device. Your physician can address many of your medical issues, prescribe new medications and refill medications. Save time by skipping the traffic and waiting room while still receiving exceptional care from your medical team. Learn more.
Preparing for Your Upcoming Telemedicine or In-Person Visit
Time with your child’s health care team is important, and we have resources to help you make the most of your upcoming specialty appointment. Learn how to get ready.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan
San Diego County now has a standardized Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan (AAEP) that all schools and medical practices are encouraged to adopt. Please follow this AAEP in lieu of other medication authorizations or plans for food allergy and anaphylaxis. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns; you can call the clinic at 858-966-5961. View and print the plan below.
The Allergy & Immunology Program of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego provides comprehensive care for children with allergic immune disorders, conducts cutting-edge research and is actively involved in professional organizations that advance treatment and research in the field.
Our Asthma & Allergy Clinic is offered at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, at satellite offices in San Diego and in the city of Murrieta in Riverside county. At the Hospital, we also offer specialized clinics for immunology, food allergy, severe asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and recurrent fever disorders. The latter two clinics were the first of their kind in the western United States.
Our Food Allergy Center is directed by Stephanie Leonard, M.D., who trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital under the tutelage of Hugh Sampson, M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on food allergies.
Our Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program (MADP) clinic is directed by Bob Geng, M.D., and Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D. (Dermatology division), and provides comprehensive services for severe eczema.
Research and clinical trials are a major focus of our Division and have led to the development of promising treatments. Additionally, our specialists have multiple roles in local and national organizations, with the goal of improving the lives of children with allergy & immunology disorders. These organizations include the Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Lung Foundation (through the Asthma Camp), The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, and American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.
Video: Dr. Hal Hoffman discusses the Allergy & Immunology program
- Stephanie Leonard, M.D., has published research in the emerging science of food desensitization and induction of tolerance.
- Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D., is the senior author on published international guidelines for the diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children.
- Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D., and Ranjan Dohil, M.D., (Gastroenterology) helped to create a novel steroid formulation to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
- Hal Hoffman, M.D., co-discovered the gene for a cold urticaria (hives) syndrome that he originally described. His findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The identification of this gene led to further discoveries and a novel treatment of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS). This treatment is now the first line and most effective therapy for these previously untreatable diseases.
In the News
- EPA Honors 2021 Asthma Award Winners, EPA.gov, features Rady Children’s Hospital
- 2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems, Newswire, features Sydney Leibel, M.D., M.P.H.
- Preparing for Summer Travel and Allergies, kusi.com, features Akilah Jefferson, M.D.
- Bullying Grows Among Children with Food Allergies, Sometimes by Teachers: Researchers, nbcsandiego.com, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
- New Guideline Primes San Diego Pediatricians for Peanuts, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Michael Welch, M.D., and Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.
- Thunderstorm Related Weather Can Trigger Asthmatic Symptoms, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
- The Fight Continues Over Peanuts on Airplanes, Mashable, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
- Avoiding Peanuts Can Lead to a Peanut Allergy, kusi.com, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
- Kids Find Breathing Room at Asthma, Camp California Healthline, features Michael Welch, M.D.
- Children Outgrow Food Allergies: You Need to Retest, MedShadow.org, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.
- Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests, nytimes.com
- More Resources to Help Children with Food Allergies, U-T San Diego, features Stephanie Leonard, M.D.