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University of Virginia Program

Address
University of Virginia Medical Center
Division of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
P. O. Box 801355
Charlottesville, VA 22908-1355
Phone: (804) 924-5917
Fax: (804) 924-5779
Email: Tap2z@virginia.edu
Program Website: https://med.virginia.edu/asthma-allergy-immunology/fellowship-education/

Program Director
Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills, MD, PhD
Phone: (434) 924-5917
Email: tap2z@virginia.edu

Associated Program Director
Monica G. Lawrence, MD
Phone: (434) 243-6811
Email: Ml4nz@virginia.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
This allergy/clinical immunology training program is fully integrated with balanced training in both adult and pediatric clinical allergy-immunology. In addition, it is balanced with almost equal time being spent in clinical training, teaching, and research. Both adult and pediatric allergy-clinical immunology clinics are characterized by a wide assortment and range of allergy-immunological disorders. Full time faculty in other disciplines, who also have a specific interest in allergy and immunological disorders, are readily available for additional expertise in the fields of immune deficiencies, pulmonary, otolaryngology, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 to 3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10; 1 industry, 4 academics, 5 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
Full training in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine in an approved residency program in the USA or Canada

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Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Program

Address
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980225
Richmond, VA 23298-0225
Phone: (804) 628-4497
Fax: (804) 828-4926
Email: LaCretia.Lewis@vcuhealth.org
Website: http://www.intmed.vcu.edu/fellowship/rheumatology/allergy.html

Program Director, Associate Professor, Division Chief
Wei Zhao, MD PhD
Phone: (804) 828-9620
Email: Wei.Zhao@vcuhealth.org

Major Goals of Training Program
This combined internal medicine-pediatrics allergy/immunology training program is directed at those individuals interested in clinical and research related to allergy and immunology. Trainees have participated in studies defining two types of human mast cells, cloning of the gene(s) for mast cell tryptase and development of immunoassays for tryptase to serve as precise clinical indicators of mast cell involvement in human disease. Basic research opportunities in the area of mast cell and basophil biology and clinical research opportunities in asthma, anaphylaxis, urticaria, mastocytosis, desensitization and allergic rhinitis are available to fellows. Clinical training in both pediatric and adult allergy emphasizes both in-patient and out-patient management of allergic and immunologic disease.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years; Possible optional 3rd year research

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 fellows graduate over the past 5 years; 4 in private practice and 1 in an academic position

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 – Rheumatology

Electives for Residents and Students
Available upon institutional approval

Special Requirements
ABIM or ABP eligible or certified

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