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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Program

Address
Division of Allergy and Immunology
c/o Robin Cassidy
3550 Market street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2549
Fax: (215) 590-4529
Email: Cassidy@email.chop.edu

Program Director
James Corry, MD
Phone: 215-590-1999
Fax: 215-590-4529

Program Coordinator
Robin Cassidy
Phone: 215-590-1997
Fax: 215-590-4529
Email: cassidy@email.chop.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Program's goal is to provide the depth of training experience in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology required to pursue any career goal in academic Pediatrics. The clinical training component derives its depth and balance through the experience at The Children's Hospital (inpatient and outpatient Pediatric Allergy and Immunology) and the adult program at the University of Pennsylvania (Dr. Andrea Apter, acting Director). While Adult-Pediatric crossover is maintained to meet board requirements, we seek to provide a unique Pediatric focus. This program offers a balanced approach to immunology and allergy and fellows actively manage complex patients to gain expertise in both realms. Within the growing Division of Allergy and Immunology, there is a high level of exposure to faculty members committed to the clinical and research aspects of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. The resources for training are broad and extend beyond the Division. There are courses in statistics and molecular biology and the potential for extended epidemiology and translational research training. The entire University campus, including the Medical Center, is in the immediate surroundings so that access to faculty and programs in the Immunology Graduate group and other centers is readily available. This is a three year program to enable crystallization of clinical skills with a junior attending elective and a strong emphasis on research.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2 Pediatrician

Duration of Fellowship
3 years (Pediatric Fellowship Training Standard)

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 Pediatricians (4 Academic, 6 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
Not currently

Electives for Residents and Students
Available for pediatric resident or medical students. Call for information.

Special Requirements
Pediatric training in an approved U.S. or Canadian program or its equivalent

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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Program

Address
Timothy Craig
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Department of Medicine, Penn State University
500 University Drive, Box H041
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-6525
Fax: (717) 531-5785
Email: tcraig@psu.edu

Director
Timothy Craig, DO
Phone: 717-531-6525
Fax: 717-531-5785
Email: tcraig@psu.edu

Coordinator
Renee Morton
Phone: 717-531-6525
Fax: 717-531-5785
Email: rmorton@hmc.pcu.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The aim of our program is to train high quality clinicians with a firm background in clinical research. We wish to attract applicants from those with a research background and with the urge to enter academics or perform clinical research in addition to practicing Allergy and Immunology. Our medical center is safe and located in a beautiful rural setting. Despite being located in a rural setting the arts, music, entertainment and access to large metro centers are available. Our faculty is varied and we encourage diversity. The stress will be on case based and problem based learning instead of straight didactic; however traditional didactics will be used as a learning tool as well. Pediatric and Adult training are both stressed and competency in both is necessary for graduation. Our belief is that education should be challenging, exciting and fun.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
2 to 3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
9 with 100% ABAI pass

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.

Electives for Residents and Students
Pulmonary Function, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, HIV, ID, Rheumatology, Clinical Research, Pulmonary, ICU-Pediatric, ICU- Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Transplant, Laboratory, Respiratory, Bio Statistics, Sleep, Immunology

Special Requirements
Research experience is desirable.

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Thomas Jefferson University Program

Address
Thomas Jefferson University
Allergy/Immunology Department
833 Chestnut St. East
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5541
Phone: (302) 651-4343
Fax: (302) 651-6558

Director
Christopher Chang, MD PhD
Phone: (302) 651-4321
Fax: (302) 651-6558
Email: cchang@nemours.org

Co-Director
Magee DeFelice, MD
Email: mdefelic@nemours.org

Major Goals of Training Program
The major goals of this training program are to develop the pediatricians and internists into excellent allergists and clinical immunologists. This goal is seen as requiring the development of diversified skills which include clinical competence, recognition of the need to treat the entire patient, and competence in application of the experimental method of clinical problems. To achieve this goal, the trainee is provided experience in a university hospital, a children's hospital and an affiliated practice. A research project which may be either clinical or basic is expected to be completed by the trainee, presented at a national meeting and reported in a manuscript.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
Average 2 per year

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
7 have gone into private practice and 3 are in academic medicine

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
Board eligible/certified in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine

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University of Pennsylvania Program

Address
c/o Melissa Zajdel, Program Coordinator
3400 Spruce Street
839 West Gates Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-615-3718
Fax: 215-614-0869
Email: melissa.zajdel@uphs.upenn.edu

Program Director
Andrea Apter, MD, MSc
Phone: 215-349-5120
Fax: 215-662-3226
Email: andrea.apter@uphs.upenn.edu

Associate Director
Benjamin Soule, MD
Phone: 215-662-2275
Fax: 215-615-5055
Email: Benjamin.soule@uphs.upenn.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Allergy and Immunology Section of the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, an academic component of the nation's first medical school, is committed to advancing medicine by setting the highest standards for professional education, biomedical research and individualized approach for patient care within our discipline.

We are lifelong students and teachers of Allergy and Immunology dedicated to:
• Developing physician leaders for academic and clinical medicine;
• Advancing the frontiers of medicine through basic and clinical research and by developing new strategies for the prevention, detection and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases;
• Caring for patients as a multidisciplinary team of professionals who apply the latest scientific and medical advances with competence, compassion and humility.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1 or 2

Duration of Fellowship
2 years/optional 3

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 varies Academics and 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
Yes

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes, CHOP

Special Requirements
Yes, Allergy and Immunology

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UPMC Medical Education Program

Address
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program
c/o Barbara Persichetti, Program Coordinator
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Email: Barbara.persichetti@chp.edu

Director
Todd D Green, MD
Phone: 412-692-7885
Fax: 412-692-8499
Email: todd.green@chp.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The main goal of the program is to provide a broad training experience that prepares physicians to enter academics as either clinician/educators or researchers. The program is based at the only pediatric hospital in the region, and consequently trainees are exposed to a wide range of both allergic and immunologic disease states in children. The adult experience is obtained at the University Hospital which also provides a wide variety of clinical cases in adult patients. One of the strengths of the program is that there is a broad clinical experience in pediatric and adult clinical care, inpatient and outpatient cases, and both allergic and immunologic disease states. The research experience is obtained in NIH funded laboratories. Laboratory opportunities exist throughout the university. Each fellow has a mentoring committee to facilitate the selection and progress of research projects. The goal is to both present a research project at a national meeting and to prepare a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal by the completion of the training period. There is an extensive educational curriculum that includes four conferences per week for the fellows.

The University of Pittsburgh is a consistent leader in NIH funding, and fellows gain valuable research experience under the direction of internationally recognized mentors and a myriad of outstanding opportunities. The research program is able to position fellows to embark upon careers in academic medicine. Fellows learn from division faculty members who offer world-leading expertise in genetics, epidemiology, cellular and molecular biology, and clinical trials relating to allergic diseases and asthma.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2 (1 pediatrician, 1 internist)

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 graduates, 4 academics, 6 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
None

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABP or ABIM eligibility

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