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
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|
|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|
Non-Clinical Research Faculty
|Name||Areas of Special Interest|
|Blythe Devlin, PhD||Thymus transplantation|
|Bernard M. Fischer, DVM, PhD||Airway epithelial cell cycle regulation and proliferation|
|Xiaoping Zhong, MD, PhD||Cell signaling|
|Michele Cox||Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Administrator|
|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|
|Jialong Yang||Postdoctoral Associate|
|Stephanie Gupton, CPNP||Clinical Nurse Practitioner|
|Jane Hainline, CRN||Clinical Nurse Practitioner|
|Virginia LaBelle, CPNP||Clinical Nurse Practitioner|
|Debra Sedlak, CPNP||Clinical Nurse Practitioner|
|Deborah Ladd||Staff Assistant|
|Peter Malinosky||Administrative Manager|
|Willie Monger||Financial Management Analyst I|
|Debbie Preddy||Fellowship Coordinator|
|Carol Ware||Staff Assistant|
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 919-684-9914.
- 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).
- Admits, Transfers, and Referrals
- Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center
- 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)
- Lung Disease at Duke
- 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
- Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Site