Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert serves the needs of AAAAI members who have questions about diagnosing and treating their patients’ allergy, asthma, immune deficiencies & immunologic diseases.

Questions from the general public will not be answered. Please visit Conditions & Treatments for general information. To find an allergist / immunologist near you, use the AAAAI’s Find an Allergist / Immunologist service.

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Meet the Expert

Dennis Ledford, MD, FAAAAI
Welcome to Ask the Expert. We have revamped the program to be a member benefit and built a team of experts to respond to questions. Our new editorial team is Daniel J. Jackson, MD, FAAAAI; Dennis Ledford, MD, FAAAAI; Patricia A. McNally, MD, FAAAAI; Andrew Murphy, MD, FAAAAI; and Jacqueline A. Pongracic, MD, FAAAAI. Behind them will be a team of almost 30 members who will assist with responses according to their specialty.
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