Directory of 2019 Members
(including allergy fellows and residents)

Barbara Ariue, MD
Jennifer Baik, MD
Saad Bakhaya,MD
Lori Banka, DO
Tyler Basin, MD
Marc Baskin, MD
Maxine Baum, MD
Saraleen Benouni, MD
Madhu Berman, MD
Sheila Bonilla, MD
Varaz Bozoghlanian, MD
Melinda Braskett, MD
Edward Buchsbaum, MD
Amber Burnette, MD
Reyneiro Castro, MD
John Chase, MD
Dean Chiang, MD
Soo Hyun Choi, MD
Preeti Chopra, MD
Joseph Church , MD
Jonathan Corren, MD
William Crawford, MD
Erica Cua, MD
Chong-Wei Cui, MD
Maricar Cutillar-Garcia, MD
Joshua Davidson, MD, MPH
Marine Demirjian, MD
Joseph Dizon, MD
LanAnh Do, MD
Chittur Easwaran, MD, PhD
Robert Eitches, MD
Stuart Epstein, MD
Housang Farhadian, MD
Kevin Farnam, MD
Ronald Ferdman, MD
Catherine Fuller, MD
Martha Galvan, MD
Bernard Geller, MD, PhD
Samantha Gendelman, MD
Mary Elise Gianos, MD
Gary Gibbon, MD
Bruce Goldberg, MD
Margaret Goldenhersh, MD
Alan Green, MD
Syeda Hamadani, MD
Sherwin Hariri, MD
Richard Harris, MD
Thomas Hartman, MD
Anthony Hirsch, MD
Frederick Ho, MD
Yvonne Hsieh, MD
Edward Hu, MD
Melissa Itsara, MD
Tiffany Jean, MD
Fonda Jiang, MD
Marion Johnson, MD
Rita Kachru, MD
Lewis Kanter, MD
Michael Kaplan, MD
Roger Katz, MD
Eugene Kenigsberg, MD
Alan Khadavi, MD
Tania Kimia, MD
Roger Kobayashi, MD
Kumar Kulkarni, MD
Caroline Kuo, MD
Margaret Kurohara, MD
Kenny Kwong, MD
Christin Lawler Deal, MD
Christina H. Lee, MD
Christine Lee-Kim, DO
Marilyn Li, MD
Emily Liang, MD
Myron Liebhaber, MD
Cornelia Licona, MD
Cheri Lin, MD
Connie Lin, MD
Erina Lin, MD
Henry K. Lin, MD
Maria Lloret-Garcia, MD
Krikor Manoukian, MD
Katie Marks, MD
Steve Meltzer, MD
Marc Meth, MD
Robert Meth, MD
Lawrence Mihalas, MD
Helen Moynihan, MD
Von Ta Nguyen, MD
Harold Ochsner, MD
Jacob Offenberger, MD
Sonal Patel, MD
Tammy Peng, MD
Ami Phillip, MD
Cristina Porch-Curren, MD
Marvin Portner, MD
Deena Pourang, MD
Jorge Quel, MD
Gary Rachelefsky, MD
Asif Rafi, MD
Krithika Ramadas, MD
Inderpal Randhawa, MD
Nasser Redjal, MD
Michael Roberts, MD
Robert Roberts, MD, PhD
Larry Robinson, MD
Harold Rosengren, MD
Monika Saeedian, MD
Shefali Samant, MD
Joyce Schoettler, MD
Danica Schulte, MD
Lyne Scott, MD
Nisha Shah, MD
Joseph Shapiro, MD
Javed Sheikh, MD
Lee Sheinkopf, MD
Lawrence Sher, MD
Seymour Silverberg, MD
Margaret Soderberg-Warner, MD
Charles Song, MD
Caroline Spagnola, MD
Richard Stiehm, MD
Samantha Swain, MD
Alan Szeftel, MD
Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH
Scott Takahashi, PharmD
Jonathan Tam, MD
Marc Tamaroff, MD
Douglas Tamkin, MD
Ricardo Tan, MD
Salima Thobani, MD
Divyang Trivedi, MD
Flora Abrahamian Vardanian, MD
Prashant Verma, MD
Vivian Wang, MD
Ray Williams, MD
Andrew Wong, MD
Stephen Wong, MD
Cindy Xi, MD
Michelle Yasharpour, MD
Eric Yen, MD
Denis Yoshii, DO
Joseph Yusin, MD
Karine Zakarian, MD
What Is An Allergist/Immunologist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). Once physicians have finished training in one of these specialties, they must pass the exam of either the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Internists or pediatricians who wish to focus on the subspecialty of allergy/immunology then complete at least an additional two years of study, called a fellowship, in an allergy/immunology training program. Allergist/immunologists who are listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), following their fellowship.

As a result of this extensive study and training, an allergist/immunologist is the best-qualified medical professional to effectively manage the comprehensive needs of patients with allergic disease. Allergist/immunologists are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of immune system problems such as allergies, asthma, inherited immunodeficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and even AIDS.

Studies show that those under the care of an allergist/immunologist patients make fewer visits to emergency rooms, and are better able to daily manage their allergies and asthma.


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