Gita Ram, MD

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Gita Ram, MD, is the Medical Director of the Oral Food Challenge Program and an attending physician with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, Allergic rhinitis, IgE mediated food allergy, Hives, Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, Food intolerances, Drug allergy, Other skin disorders
Locations: Specialty Care, King of Prussia

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Pediatrics - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Allergy and Immunology – American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Oral Food Challenge Program

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Wang KY, Lee J, Cianferoni A, Ruffner MA, Dean A, Molleston JM, Pawlowski NA, Heimall J, Saltzman RW, Ram G, Fiedler J, Gober LM, Spergel J, Brown-Whitehorn T. Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Food Challenges: Experience from a Large Referral Center. JACI In Practice 2019 Feb:7(2):444-450


Capucilli P, Cianferoni A, Fiedler J Gober L, Pawlowski N, Ram G, Saltzman R, Spergel JM, Heimall J. Differences in egg and milk food challenge outcomes based on tolerance to the baked form. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Nov:121(5)580-587.


Hill DA, Grundmeier RW, Ram G, Spergel JM. The epidemiologic characteristics of healthcare provider-diagnosed eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy in children: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics 2016 Aug 20;16:133

Ram G, Spergel J, Cianferoni A. Food allergy to uncommonly challenged foods is rare based on oral food challenge. JACI In Practice 2016 Jan-Feb;4(1):156-157.


Ram G, Lee J, Ott M, Brown-Whitehorn T, Cianferoni A, Shuker M, Wang ML, Verma R, Liacouras C, Spergel J. Seasonal exacerbation of esophageal eosinophilia in children with eosinophilic esophagitis and allergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2015: Sep 115(3):224-228.


Privette E, Ram G, Heimall J, Treat J. Cutaneous ulcerations in Ataxia Telangiectasia healed with Intravenous Immune Globulin and topical mometasone 0.1% ointment. Pediatric Dermatology 2014: 31 (6):703-707.


Ram G, Chinen J. Infections and immunodeficiency in Down Syndrome. Clin Exp Immunol 2011: Apr:164 (1):9-16.


Li JY, Ram G, Gast K, Chen X, Barasch K, Mori K, Schmidt-Ott K, Wang J, Kuo HC, Savage-Dunn HC, Garrick MD, Barasch J. Detection of intracellular iron by its regulatory effect. American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. 2004: 287;1547-1559




Ram G, Jyonouchi S. “Immunology” in The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Handbook.  Frank G, Zaoutis L, Catallozzi M, Shah S. 2nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.


Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2012-present, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

2012-present, American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

2008-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

2004-present, American Medical Association