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McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program

Address
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology
676 North Saint Clair Street, Rm# 14018
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 695-4147 or 4000
Fax: (312) 695-4141
Email: gregory.guevara@northwestern.edu
Website: medicine.northwestern.edu/divisions/allergy-immunology/education/fellowship.html

Program Director
Pedro C. Avila, MD
Phone: (312) 695-4000
Email: pa@northwestern.edu

Co-Director
Ramsay Fuleihan, MD
Phone: (312) 227-6014
Email: RFuleihan@luriechildrens.org

Program Coordinator
Gregory Guevara
Phone: (312) 695-4147
Email: gregory.guevara@northwestern.edu

Pediatric Coordinator
Rita Ponce
Phone: (312) 227-6010 or 6011
Email: RPonce@luriechildrens.org

Major Goals of Training Program
This fully-accredited program has a long-standing reputation for excellence in clinical training and research. We have trained over 160 fellows since 1950s. Eight of our fellows and faculty have served as Presidents of the AAAAI, and 2 as Presidents of the ACAAI. Since 2004, the Adult and Pediatric Divisions of Allergy-Immunology have more than doubled their sizes with the addition of several basic science researchers and clinicians who greatly expanded opportunities for basic and clinical research. This expansion created an excellent environment for academic training.

The goal of this fellowship program is to train future clinical and scientist leaders in our field who will be apt to manage complicated cases and conduct research to advance science in Allergy and Immunology. Robert Schleimer, PhD, is the Chief of the Adult Division of Allergy-Immunology (17 faculty) located at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), and Jacqueline Pongracic, MD, is the Chief of the Pediatric Division of Allergy-Immunology at the Lurie Children's Hospital (LCH, 7 faculty), where Associate Director Ramsay Fuleihan, MD oversees the Pediatric training activities.

Our outpatient and inpatient clinical services are busy (>15,000 visits/year). We train fellows to care for adults and children with a wide range of common to complex allergic and immunologic diseases in a diverse population. We also have joint clinical services with other Depts. to provide multidisciplinary care.

Fellows attend several courses in clinical and basic allergy & immunology organized by our own faculty.

Research programs take advantage of partnerships between our basic science and clinical faculty and of our collaborations with other Departments and Universities and of our own NIAID T32 Program. There are multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research programs in innate immunity, chronic rhinosinusitis, suppression of IgE antibodies, occupational lung diseases, allergic rhinitis, idiopathic anaphylaxis, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, leukocyte migration, mechanism of action of corticosteroids, primary immunodeficiencies, and asthma (epidemiology, obesity, ABPA, inner city, potentially fatal type, severe type, exacerbations, genetics and animal models). Our faculty is funded by several NIH grants, including R01s, U01, Ks, T32, the NHLBI-AsthmaNet and the NIAID-Inner City Asthma Consortium. In addition, we have received funding from Foundations, AHA, AAAAI, ACAAI and other sources.

Trainees also have the opportunity to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation and to enter the Northwestern University Allergy Immunology Research (NUAIR) Program, an NIAID T32 NRSA program based at our Division.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
4

Duration of Fellowship
2 years for ACGME training. Pediatrics: 3 years. Additional years for research training.

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
9 in academia, 2 in combined practice/academia, 7 in practice, and 1 in industry.

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
Negotiable.

Electives for Residents and Students
They do rotate in Allergy-Immunology.

Special Requirements
Good standing in an ACGME-approved residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Med-Peds. Board eligibility for ABIM or ABP before starting the fellowship.

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Rush University Medical Center Program

Address
Section of Allergy/Immunology
Department of Immunology/Microbiology
Rush Medical College
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 117
Chicago, IL 60612-3828
Phone: (312) 942-6296
Fax: (312) 563-2201
Email: Jia_li@rush.edu

Program Director
James Moy, MD

Program Coordinator
Janet Renteria
Phone: (312) 942-6176
Email: janet_renteria@rush.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Hospital integrated fellowship program in Allergy/Immunology offers ACGME-approved training to physicians who have met requirements for certification in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics.

The program is fully accredited and provides two years of required training in classical allergy as well as basic and clinical immunology in preparation for certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Trainees see adult and pediatric patients under faculty supervision at both Rush and neighboring Stroger. This includes patients from varying socioeconomic backgrounds with a variety of diseases including rhinitis, asthma and other respiratory problems, dermatitis, primary and acquired immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases. Trainees work closely with both clinical and scientific faculty at both institutions. Special interests of the faculty include mechanisms of immediate hypersensitivity and biology of the allergic response, with emphasis on the role of neutrophils and eosinophils; epidemology of, and intervention for, allergic disease including asthma in inner city children; risk factors for anaphylaxis, and the management of primary immunodeficiency and autoimmune disease.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
2 years of required training for ABAI certification

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
12 fellows (1 academia (clinical), 11 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
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Fellows must be board-eligible for internal medical or pediatrics by the time they begin the fellowship.

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