Penn Medicine is leading health care beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering adults with allergy and immunology disorders more options to improve their lives.
The Penn Lung Center's allergists and immunologists provide comprehensive, compassionate care for adults with allergy and immunology disorders. Physicians apply the latest scientific and medical advances for treatment and conduct ongoing research to develop new strategies for the prevention, detection and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. They receive patient referrals from all over the Philadelphia region to evaluate recurrent infections that may be due to a primary immunodeficiency.
Penn allergist and immunologists:
- Work closely with other health professionals within and beyond Penn Medicine—including ENT specialists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists and infectious disease specialists—to address the needs of adults with asthma and other allergy and immunology problems
- Treat diseases like chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergic rhinitis and asthma
- Collaborate with Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania for transitioning adolescents to adult care
- Are experts at treating asthma and other allergy and immunology problems during pregnancy
- Evaluate and treat food allergies
- Diagnose and manage urticaria (hives) and angioedema. They have a unique understanding of the discomfort and frustration hives cause, and help patients to address this aggravating problem
- Treat patients with histories of adverse drug reactions who now require medications for complicated medical problems
- Evaluate and care for patients with recurrent infections related to primary immunodeficiency
- Help patients with unusual diseases like hereditary angioedema, mastocytosis or eosinophilia, and allergic-related asthma-related diseases like allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and Churg-Strauss syndrome