About the Allergy Program

The goal of both our inpatient and outpatient allergy services is the same: to partner with your family and provide individualized treatment and education plans that improve the quality of your child's life.

The Allergy Program provides inpatient services at CHOP's Main Hospital. Patients are admitted to our inpatient service for management of difficult to control allergic disorders, such as asthma and anaphylaxis, that require urgent and comprehensive care. We are also consulted by other services to provide evaluation and drug desensitization for patients who have a history of anaphylactic reactions to necessary, life-saving medications.

Outpatient services are provided at our Philadelphia Campus and at several of the CHOP Care Network’s Primary Care Centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Whether it is for an initial evaluation, or follow up after a hospital stay, our faculty provide a thorough and systematic assessment of your child's symptoms. They also offer ongoing treatment, education and support to make living with allergic diseases more manageable.

Active allergy research programs

Our faculty are recognized as leaders in the management of allergic conditions. They have helped formulate many of the national guidelines used by physicians across the country and the world. Many of our faculty are also involved in uncovering the pathologic and genetic causes of these diseases in an effort to develop new and better treatments.

We support laboratory, translational and clinical research in allergic disorders, and participate in efforts to bring new medications and therapies to our patients. Research performed here in collaboration with colleagues at CHOP and many other institutions around the world has advanced our understanding of several of these diseases. Ongoing research efforts are focused on: eosinophilic esophagitis, IgE-mediated food allergies, food desensitization, asthma, and atopic dermatitis.

Watch the video below to hear about these research efforts to find cures for food allergies.