AERD Center

The Only Multidisciplinary AERD Program In The Region

Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the sinuses and lungs. 

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As part of the only multi-disciplinary AERD Center in the region, made up of subspecialists who provide medical and surgical treatment options for AERD (Samter's Triad), the Penn AERD Treatment Team works together as a cohesive unit to determine the best treatment plan and provide relief to patients.

The Location

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-662-2777

The AERD Team

As the only multi-disciplinary AERD Center in the region, made up of subspecialists who provide both medical and surgical treatment options for AERD, the Penn AERD Treatment Team works together as a cohesive unit to determine the best treatment plan to provide relief to patients.

AERD Center Directors

  • John V. Bosso, MD, Medical Director
    Dr. Bosso is a graduate of the allergy/immunology fellowship at Scripps Clinic where the aspirin desensitization procedure was initiated and perfected, and was one of the first trainees to learn the technique. After fellowship, Dr. Bosso founded the first Regional AERD program in the New York metropolitan area and is the most experienced AERD expert in the eastern United States, successfully desensitizing over 1,000 AERD patients during his over 25 years in practice.
  • Nithin D. Adappa, MD, Surgical Director
    Dr. Adappa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery fellowship, one of the leading institutions on the management of challenging chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis with a high volume of patients with AERD. Dr. Adappa has performed over 1,300 sinus surgeries in the last five years alone — focusing on complete clearance of sinus disease burden including challenging disease in the frontal sinuses and ethmoid sinuses along the skull base, but also novel topical irrigation therapies to minimize the recurrence of sinus infections and nasal polyps.

In This Section

AERD Center Research

The Penn AERD Center conducts extensive research on AERD, treatment options, and patient outcomes with the goal of continuously improving care and quality of life for our patients.

AERD Patient Resources

Download Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease, (AERD/Samter's Triad) patient resources here.

AERD Treatment

Learn about the treatments and procedures for Aspirin-Desensitization (AERD).

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