Allergy and Immunology
The physicians and staff in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology are committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and advocacy. The Division offers the full spectrum of clinical services within this specialty to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Our staff includes board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners as well as nutritionists. Our program has the nation's largest experience with transplantation of T cell-depleted haploidentical parental bone marrow stem cells for correction of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). Additionally, we have an internationally known transplant program for DiGeorge Syndrome. We are a designated American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center and also one of only two of the Immune Deficiency Foundation's designated National Centers for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
Areas of expertise include all allergic diseases, anaphylaxis, primary immunodeficiency, SCID, DiGeorge Syndrome, asthma, rhinitis, and autoimmune diseases.
The Division plays an active role in the Duke Asthma Clinical Research Center where state of the art asthma care is provided. In addition to clinical care, the Center is one of the twenty American Lung Association funded research centers for the development and evaluation of new therapies for the treatment of asthma. The Center also has NIH-funded research evaluating the cause of asthma.
The Duke Food Allergy Initiative (DFAI) was established for the study of food allergy in children and adults. DFAI provides comprehensive family-centered patient care for food allergy and food-related anaphylaxis. DFAI investigators study the biologic basis of food allergy in the laboratory and in clinical research studies.
Several physicians are members of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
The Division’s fellowship training program was established in the early 1940’s and became widely recognized as an excellent program for individuals who wish to specialize in pediatric allergy and immunology, and more recently, molecular biology. The three-year program is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and offers clinical training and research development, as well as additional opportunities to attend graduate and medical school courses and develop teaching experience.
Our experienced team provides the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and all other allergic diseases including:
- food allergy
- recurrent infections
- primary or genetically determined immunodeficiency diseases
We evaluate and diagnose symptoms including:
- rashes and itching of the skin
- chronic or recurrent infections
- food, drug or insect allergies
- nasal symptoms and sinusitis
The Duke Pediatric Allergy and Immunology team answers some frequently asked questions about food allergies in the following videos:
Michael Land, MD
- When should rescue medications be used?
Please also refer to our Food Allergy Action Plan [PDF, 205KB]
- Do you have any tips for avoiding allergenic foods?
Brian Vickery, MD
(Disclaimer: These videos are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for medical evaluation. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians if you suspect that you or your child have a food allergy.)
Physicians and Staff
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Rebecca H. Buckley, MD||All allergic diseases (including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, anaphylaxis), recurrent infections, primary immunodeficiency (including IgA deficiency, agammaglobulinemia, chronic granulomatous disease, severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID), bone-marrow transplantation for SCID|
|Ivan K. Chinn, MD||Primary immune disorders and immunodeficiencies, thymus transplantation for DiGeorge syndrome, evaluation of recurrent infections, allergic diseases (including asthma, allergic rhinitis, food hypersensitivity)|
|Michael M. Frank, MD||Defects in host defenses (complement), allergic and immunologic diseases, autoimmune diseases, hereditary angioedema|
|M. Louise Markert, MD, PhD||Thymic transplantation for DiGeorge syndrome, inherited immunodeficiency states|
|Joseph L. Roberts, MD, PhD||Primary immunodeficiency, allergic diseases, bone-marrow transplantation in SCID|
|John W. Sleasman, MD||Immune deficiency diseases in children and adults; disorders of immune regulation; immunodiagnostics|
|Amy P. Stallings, MD||Pediatric allergy and immunology, food allergy, atopic dermatitis/eczema, urticaria/hives, asthma, allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy|
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Blythe Devlin, PhD||Thymus transplantation|
|Xiaoping Zhong, MD, PhD||Cell signaling|
|Michele Cox||Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Administrator|
|Wenhai Deng||Associate in Research|
|Charles Giamberardino||Lab Research Analyst I|
|Jennifer Griffith||Lab Research Analyst II|
|Garren Hester||Research Analyst II|
|Suzanne Hsieh||Lab Research Analyst I|
|Haixiang Jiang, PhD||Assistant Research Professor|
|Jie Li||Research Analyst II|
|Roberta Parrott||Research Analyst II|
|Jinwook Shin||Post-Doctoral Associate|
|Sruti Srivatsan||Research Assistant|
|Jinhong Wu||Postdoctoral Associate|
|Jialong Yang||Postdoctoral Associate|
|Whitney Franz, Clinical Research Coordinator II|
|Stephanie Gupton, CPNP|
|Jane Hainline, CRN|
|Virginia LaBelle, CPNP|
|Debra Sedlak, CPNP|
|Mei Mei Clarke||Staff Assistant|
|Peter Malinosky||Administrative Manager|
|Willie Monger||Financial Management Analyst I|
|Sherrie Moore||Medical Transcriptionist|
|Debbie Preddy||Fellowship Coordinator|
Clinic Hours & Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Hours: Daily, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Children’s and WakeMed Children's Specialty Services
23 Sunnybrook Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center
1821 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
Appointments and Contact Information
Because many of our patients have chronic medical problems, direct and rapid access to a physician is of utmost importance. To serve our patients and referring physicians, faculty physicians covering pediatric allergy/immunology are always on call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions and provide consultation.
- For appointments for children, please call 919-668-4000.
- For appointments for adults, please call 919-668-7630.
- To schedule an appointment online, log on to Duke MyChart.
- For urgent calls during business hours, call the divisional office at 919-684-6534.
- For urgent calls after business hours, on weekends, or on holidays, please call 919-684-8111 and ask the operator to page 7311 for the pediatric allergist/immunologist on call.
- For physicians requesting consultations or making referrals, please call the divisional office at 919-684-9914 or the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).
- Foiling Food Allergies
- Food Allergies
- Peanut Allergies Showing Up at Much Earlier Ages
- Studies Show Children Can Complete Treatment for Peanut Allergies and Achieve Long-Term Tolerance
- Tracking Peanut Allergy Onset in Children
- Honoring a Life's Work: Saving Lives
- Admits, Transfers, and Referrals
- Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center
- Duke Pediatric Center for Lung Disease
- Pediatric Clinical Trials (Allergy and Immunology)
- Pediatric Division of Allergy and Immunology
(Duke School of Medicine)
- Pediatric Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
(Duke School of Medicine)
- Duke Asthma Clinical Research Center
- Duke Children's Health Library
Patient Care Guides
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- American Association of Immunologists
- American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- American Lung Association
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
- Food Allergy Awareness Week
- Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- National Jewish Medical and Research Center
- Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Site