Careers in A/I: Training Programs - California


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•    Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles) Program
•    Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital Program
•    Stanford University Program
•    UCLA Medical Center Program
•    University of California (Davis) Health System Program
•    University of California (Irvine) Program
•    University of California (San Diego) Program
•    University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program
•    University of Southern California/LAC & USC Medical Center Program
•    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Program

 

Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles) Program

Address
Kaiser Permanente,
The Center for Medical Education at the Los Angeles Medical Center
4733 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 783-4516
Fax: (323) 783-4646

Director
Javed Sheikh, MD FAAAAI

Major Goals of Training Program
This is a combined adult and pediatric training program. The patient age mix is 60% adult and 40% pediatric from culturally diverse backgrounds. The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive training and cross training in clinical allergy and immunology. The trainee has the opportunity of providing continuity of care for their panel of patients throughout the two-year training program. Extensive cross training. Trainees are expected to participate in basic or clinical research projects for presentation at national meetings and to prepare manuscripts for publication.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (4 private practice and 1 academic practice)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABP or ABIM

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Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital Program

Address
Scripps Clinic
10666 North Torrey Pines Road, 403C
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 554-3200
Fax: (858) 554-3232
Email: knobles@scrippsclinic.com

Director
Katharine M. Woessner, MD

Fellowship Coordinator
Kathleen Nobles

Major Goals of Training Program
We seek to develop individuals completely competent in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex clinical disorders in the field. In addition, through experience in basic and/or clinical research, trainees gain the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate new ideas throughout ones's professional career, be that in practice, research or both. The program has a particularly strong Internal Medicine base with a broad exposure to Pediatric Allergy and Immunodeficiency, as well as rotations in related fields such as Autoimmunity, Head and Neck Surgery, Pulmonary Physiology, Dermatology, Transplantation, etc. Research opportunities available at the Scripts Research Institute and UCSD.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
7; 3 Academic, 3 Private Practice, 1 Biotech

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Can be arranged

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABIM or ABP eligibility

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Stanford University Program

Address
Sean A. McGhee, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Stanford University
269 Campus Drive
CCSR Building, Room 2115
Stanford, CA 94305-5164
Phone: 650-724-5166
Email: smcghee@stanford.edu

Director
Sean A. McGhee, MD

Coordinator
Julia Middleton
Email: jmiddle2@stanford.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Stanford Allergy/Immunology program offers a fully integrated experience designed to prepare specialists in the delivery of skilled medical and consultative care to patients with a broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic conditions and also to encourage the pursuit of careers in academic allergy and immunology. The length of the program is 24 months; however, fellows will be strongly encouraged to spend an additional year in education and research in order to adequately prepare for a career in academics or research. The program offers a diversified clinical experience in the evaluation and management of adult and pediatric patients with allergic diseases, congenital and acquired immunodeficiency and inflammatory disorders of the upper and lower airway. Opportunities for laboratory-based or clinical investigation in allergy, asthma, primary and secondary immune deficiency and immunological sciences are numerous and outstanding at Stanford/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, thus facilitating a strong academic experience for fellowship trainees.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
Academic: 5, Practice: 6, Industry Research: 1

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Allergy/Immunology

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABIM or ABP eligible or certified

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UCLA Medical Center Program

Address
UCLA Department of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Immunology
10833 Le Conte Avenue, MDCC 12-430
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752
Phone: (310) 825-6481
Fax: (310) 825-9832

Program Director
Maria I. Garcia Lloret, MD
Phone: (310) 825-6481
Email: migarcia@mednet.ucla.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The UCLA Conjoint Adult/Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy Program is offered to train individuals for leadership positions in academically-oriented medicine, including research and subspecialty practice. The training program provides several unique aspects that make it suitable to meet the need for training academicians. The clinical program provides exceptionally broad ranging training opportunities in Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology, Pulmonary Disease, Immune Reconstitution, and HIV infection. The immunology community at UCLA encompasses over 100 faculty members in the Medical School and the College of Letters and Sciences. To pursue scholarship (research), the trainee can immerse herself/himself in a spectrum of programs involved in aspects of molecular biology, immunogenetics, cellular immunology, bone marrow transplantation, AIDS, allergic diseases, and many others. The program is a combined program, offered by both medicine and pediatrics, but is administered through the Department of Pediatrics. All fellows train with both adult and pediatric patients. The goal of training is to allow the trainee to develop the skills necessary to not only provide outstanding clinical care, but also contribute new knowledge and information to the field of allergy and immunology.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
Pediatrics, 1; Medicine, 1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years minimum, 3 years encouraged strongly

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
4 academic, 3 private practice

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
AI-Pulmonary, AI-Rheumatology, AI-Infectious Diseases may be considered for qualified applicants.

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABIM or ABP

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University of California (Davis) Health System Program

Address
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
UC Davis School of Medicine
451 E. Health Sciences Dr., Ste 6510
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-2884
Fax: (530) 754-6047
Email: ssteuber@ucdavis.edu

Director
Suzanne S. Teuber, MD

Co-Director
Bruce T. Ryhal, MD

Major Goals of Training Program
This internal medicine track program provides broad clinical training in allergy and immunology with approximately 33% cross-training in pediatrics. Clinical training strengths include exposure to comprehensive asthma care for both adult and pediatric patients, training in the overlapping field of rheumatology/immunology, and the variety of patient populations served by this academic center. Rotations are required in Pediatric and Adult Pulmonary, ENT, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Dermatology in addition to Allergy/Immunology clinics at the UC Davis Medical Center, Mather VA, and Kaiser Permanente. Elective rotations are available in numerous subspecialties. Laboratory research can be set up to accommodate any level of interest - those interested in an academic career are encouraged to pursue extended research time. A masters program with extensive training in biostatistics and clinical research is available to fellows who wish to pursue a 3 year program of study.The Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP) provides a solid foundation for clinical / patient-oriented research for clinical fellows. The MCRTP centers around three core elements, didactic instruction, mentored research, and special experiences, leading to a Masters of Advanced Study (MAS) in Clinical Research.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 to 3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (3 private practice, 1 HMO, 1 academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
3 years Internal Medicine training; ABIM eligibility

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University of California (Irvine) Program

Address
Department of Medicine
Division of Basic & Clinical Immunology
C240 Medical Sci I
University of California
Irvine, CA 9697-4069
Phone: (949) 824-5818
Fax: (949) 824-4362

Director
Ravi Chandra Gutta, MD
Email: rgutta@uci.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
This is a combined internal medicine-pediatric program with entry tracks for resident trained in internal medicine (residents trained in pediatrics may also apply). The program offers in depth clinical experience in allergic diseases, primary immunodeficiency diseases, acquired cellular and humoral immunodeficiencies, including HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune diseases. There is a twenty five percent cross over in the pediatric track to achieve an excellent and well-rounded clinical training in pediatric and adult allergic diseases, immunological diseases, and pediatric and adult pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis. Particular attention is provided to develop skills in clinical and translational investigations. The research program include clinical research in type I hypersensitivity, translational research in primary immunodeficiency diseases, and basic research in molecular aspects of apoptosis, memory T and B cells, and dendritic cell biology. Each resident is expected to present their research data at weekly laboratory meeting, and once a year to the faculty of the program. Trainees are expected to present the results of their projects at national meetings and publish them in peer-reviewed journals.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
One alternating with two (even year one and odd year two). There are three fellows in the program.

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Electives for residents and medical students are provided on a regular basis. Clinical electives are for one month duration, whereas research electives requires a minimum block of three months.

Special Requirements
3 years in an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency or Pediatrics program with board eligibility in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics. Medical licensure in the State of California required (must be in effect when fellow begins the program).

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University of California (San Diego) Program

Address
Allergy/Immunology Training Program
Stein Clinical Research Building
Room 244
UCSD, MC 0637
9500 Gilman Drive
LaJolla, CA 92093-0637
Phone: (858) 882-6597
Fax: (858) 642-3791
Email: bzuraw@ucsd.edu

Director
Bruce L. Zuraw, MD

Co-Director
Sandra C. Christiansen, MD
Email: sandra.c.christiansen@kp.org

Program Representative
Cynthia Murillo
Phone: 858-534-1909
Email: cmurillo@ucsd.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The UCSD training program is committed to the development of academic allergist/immunologists with a strong foundation in basic immunology research. To complement the broad spectrum of basic research projects, a broad-based clinical experience is offered at UCSD Medical Center, the La Jolla Veteran's Administration Hospital, San Diego Children's Hospital, and Kaiser Hospital. Clinical and basic research collaborations are available with Head and Neck Surgery, Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Transplantation Immunology services.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (3 academic, 2 private)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Can be arranged

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABIM or ABP Eligibility

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University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program

Address
505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-476-2188
Fax: 415-502-4867
Email: mcowan@peds.ucsf.edu

Program Director
Morna J. Dorsey, MD MMSc FAAAAI
University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program
Phone: 415-502-7816
Email: morna.dorsey@ucsf.edu

Co-Director
Jennifer Puck
Phone: 415-476-3181
Fax: 415-502-5127
Email: puckj@peds.ucsf.edu

Associate Director
Katherine Gundling
Phone: 415-476-0735
Fax: 415-476-5712
Email: Katherine.gundling@ucsf.edu
 
Program Coordinator
Diana Block
Phone: 415-502-7816
Fax: 415-502-4867
Email: blockd@peds.ucsf.edu

Program Administrator
Betty Liao
Phone: 415-476-2656
Fax: 415-502-4867
Email: liaob@peds.ucsf.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The UCSF AI Fellowship Training Program is accepting Pediatric and Internal Medicine applicants who want a career in Allergy/Immunology. The goal of the Program is to provide outstanding clinical and research training in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology to physicians with a primary interest in an academic career. The UCSF A/I Fellowship training program utilizes the world-class basic immunology program at UCSF with well-funded investigators who study all aspects of immunology and allergic inflammation. We have outstanding graduate training in the UCSF Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program, with approximately 50 current advanced trainees in Immunology. An NIH T32 Training Grant supports postdoctoral research in the Immunology Program. Complementary clinical resources include a wealth of physician faculty in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and allied subspecialties to train clinical fellows in immunology and allergy. A unique aspect of the Pediatric program is its strong relationship with the UCSF Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, which is ranked among the top programs of its size in the US, with expertise and special emphasis in treating children with primary immunodeficiency disorders. UCSF is the lead institution for the Primary Immunodeficiency Treatment Consortium, which has the objective of advancing our understanding and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases as well as training junior scientists and clinicians in Primary Immune Deficiency, and UCSF is a leader and referral center for the California SCID newborn screening program. Finally, UCSF is an active member of the NIH-sponsored Asthma Clinical Research Network of clinical centers dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of asthma. A/I trainees will be exposed to all of these resources during their training.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
Pediatrics - 1; Internal Medicine – 1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
This is a new program, but recent graduates from the former UCSF/Stanford joint program include Dr. Laurence Cheng, currently on our UCSF Pediatric A/I faculty.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
None

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
American Board of Pediatrics or Internal Medicine Eligible or Certified

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University of Southern California/LAC & USC Medical Center Program

Address
Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center
1801 E. Marengo, Rm 1G1
General Labs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 226-3813
Fax: (323) 226-5525
Email: lynescottmd@yahoo.com

Program Director
Lyne Scott, MD

Major Goals of Training Program
The LAC+USC Medical Center Allergy and Immunology Training Program is a combined adult and pediatric training program. The two-year training program is based in the Department of Pediatrics but provides a mix of adult and pediatric patient populations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. The overall goal of the program is to provide comprehensive training for physicians in clinical allergy and immunology. As part of the program, residents are expected to participate in basic or clinical research projects.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Program

Address
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Bldg 500, 691/111R
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone: 310-268-3011
Fax: 310-268-4712
Email: joseph.yusin2@va.gov

Program Director
Joseph Yusin, MD
Phone: 310-268-3011
Fax: 310-268-4712
Email: joseph.yusin2@va.gov

Program Administrator
Sabrina Lee
Phone: 310-268-3237
Fax: 310-268-4988
Email: sabrina.lee@va.gov

Major Goals of Training Program
The Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center training program in Allergy/Immunology offers a two year fellowship. Our primary goal is to provide outstanding clinical and clinical research training in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology for physicians considering careers in either academic medicine or private practice. This program is based at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, the largest VA campus and one of the primary teaching hospitals of the UCLA School of Medicine. Pediatric experience is provided through Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Sites (Downey and Panorama City). All fellows are required to participate in clinical and/or basic science research activities (up to 30% of their time) during the two year fellowship. Publication of abstracts and presentation of posters at national meetings and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts are encouraged. Current research endeavors include the study of the management and mechanisms underlying severe asthma, chronic sinusitis, adverse drug reactions and other atopic disorders. There is also research analyzing the influence of co-morbidity on cell mediated immunity. This is an eclectic program with flexibility allowing fellows to match clinical and research interests. Fellows are also trained well in the various procedures relevant to our field including scratch, prick and intradermal skin testing, pulmonary function testing and rhinolaryngoscopy. Our program interacts closely with Dermatology, Pulmonary, Head and Neck Surgery, and Geriatric Divisions, thus conferring a competitive advantage in a clinical or an academic career.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 (6 Private Practice; 3 Kaiser/HMO; 1 academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
None

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABIM eligible or certified

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AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology