Rushani Saltzman, MD

Rushani Saltzman, MD

Rushani  Saltzman, MD, is an attending physician with the Division of Allergy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise: Food allergies, Food desensitization, Asthma
Locations: Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

General Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

General Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

Allergy and Immunology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Wang KY, Lee J, Cianferoni A, Ruffner MA, Dean A, Saltzman RW, et al. Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Food Challenges: Experience from a Large Referral Center. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Sep 20. pii: S2213-2198(18)30585-3. PMID: 30243880

Capucilli P, Cianferoni A, Fiedler J, Gober L, Pawlowski N, Saltzman R, et al. Differences in egg and milk food challenge outcomes based on tolerance to the baked form. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jul 21. pii: S1081-1206(18)30581-7. PMID: 30036581

2017

Cianferoni A, Saltzman R, Saretta F, Barni S Dudek E, Kelleher M, Spergel JM. Invariant natural killer cells change after an oral allergy desensitization protocol for cow's milk. Clin Exp Allergy. 2017 Nov;47(11):1390-1397.

2015

Gupta M, Sindher S, Saltzman R, Heimall J. Evaluation and subsequent safe administration of rabies vaccine to a child presumably allergic to the gelatin content of PCECV Rabavert. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Mar-Apr;3(2):281-2. PMID: 25609331

2013

Cianferoni A, Khullar K, Saltzman R, Fiedler J, Garrett JP, Naimi DR, Spergel JM. Oral food challenge to wheat: a near-fatal anaphylaxis and review of 93 food challenges in children. World Allergy Organ J. 2013 Aug 21;6(1):14. doi: 10.1186/1939-4551-6-14. PMID: 23965733

2012

Heimall J, Keller M, Saltzman R, Bunin N, McDonald-McGinn D, Zakai E, et al. Diagnosis of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and artemis deficiency in two children with T-B-NK+ immunodeficiency. J Clin Immunol. 2012 Oct;32(5):1141-4. PMID: 22864628

Saltzman RW, Brown-Whitehorn TF. Gastrointestinal syndromes associated with food allergies. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 Aug;42(7):164-90. PMID: 22795240

Novel mutation in STXBP2 prevents IL-2-induced natural killer cell cytotoxicity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Saltzman RW, Monaco-Shawver L, Zhang K, Sullivan KE, Filipovich AH, Orange JS. 2012 Jun;129(6):1666-8. PMID: 22336081

Saltzman RW, Albin S, Russo P, Sullivan KE. Clinical conditions associated with PCP in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 May;47(5):510-6. PMID: 22009851

2011

Saltzman RW, Albin S, Russo P, Sullivan KE. Clinical conditions associated with PCP in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. Epub 2011 Oct 18. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21577. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22009851. Read the abstract

Karamchandani-Patel G, Hanson EP, Saltzman R, Kimball CE, Sorensen RU, Orange JS. Congenital alterations of NEMO glutamic acid 223 result in hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and immunodeficiency with normal serum IgG levels. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Jul;107(1):50-6. Epub 2011 May 4. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21704885. Read the abstract

Jyonouchi S, Abraham V, Orange JS, Spergel JM, Gober L, Dudek E, et al. Invariant natural killer T cells from children with versus without food allergy exhibit differential responsiveness to milk-derived sphingomyelin. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul;128(1):102-109.e13. Epub 2011 Apr 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21458849. Read the abstract

Orange JS, Roy-Ghanta S, Mace EM, Maru S, Rak GD, Sanborn KB, et al. IL-2 induces a WAVE2-dependent pathway for actin reorganization that enables WASp-independent human NK cell function. J Clin Invest. 2011 Apr 1;121(4):1535-48. doi: 10.1172/JC144862. Epub 2011 Mar 7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21383498. Read the article

2009

Forbes LR, Saltzman RW, Spergel JM. Food allergies and atopic dermatitis: differentiating myth from reality. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Feb;38(2):84-90. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19263783. No abstract available.

Abstracts

2011

Saltzman RW, Monaco-Shawver L, Sullivan KE, Orange JS. Novel mutation in syntaxin-binding protein 2 (STXBP2) in familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 5 (FHL-5) prevents IL-2-induced natural killer cell cytotoxicity and degranulation [abstract]. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Feb;127(2):Suppl 1:AB289.

Saltzman RW, Monaco-Shawver L, Sullivan KE, Orange JS. Novel mutation in syntaxin-binding protein 2 (STXBP2) in familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 5 (FHL-5) prevents IL-2-induced natural killer cell cytotoxicity and degranulation [abstract presentation]. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; 2011 Mar 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Saltzman RW, Monaco-Shawver L, Sullivan KE, Orange JS. Novel mutation in syntaxin-binding protein 2 (STXBP2) in familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 5 (FHL-5) prevents IL-2-induced natural killer cell cytotoxicity and degranulation [abstract presentation]. 21st Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day; 2011 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

Albin S, Saltzman RW, Russo P, Sullivan K. Clinical conditions associated with PCP in children [abstract]. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Feb;127(2):Suppl 1:AB289. 

Albin S, Saltzman RW, Russo P, Sullivan K. Clinical conditions associated with PCP in children [abstract presentation]. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; 2011 Mar 18-21; San Francisco, CA.

Jyonouchi S, Abraham V, Spergel J, Dudek E, Saltzman R, Orange L, et al. Children with cow's milk allergy have reduced levels of invariant natural killer T cells (inkts) that exhibit a greater Th2 responsiveness to cow's milk-derived sphingomyelin (milk-sm). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Feb;127(2):Suppl 1:AB325.

 2010

Saltzman RW, Park AY, Pien GC, Stinson R, Spergel JM. Administration of influenza vaccine to pediatric patients with egg allergy [abstract presentation]. 20th Annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day; 2010 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

Karamchandani-Patel G, Sorensen RU, Hanson E, Saltzman R, Orange J. Congenital NEMO alteration at position 223 causes ectodermal dysplasia and immunodeficiency with normogammaglobulinemia [abstract]. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Feb;125(2):Suppl 1:AB77.

2009

Saltzman RW, Park AY, Pien GC, Stinson R, Spergel JM. Administration of influenza vaccine to pediatric patients with egg allergy [abstract]. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Feb;123(2):Suppl:S175.

Saltzman RW, Park AY, Pien GC, Stinson R, Spergel JM. Administration of influenza vaccine to pediatric patients with egg allergy [abstract presentation]. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and immunology; 2009 Mar 13-17; Washington, DC. 

Saltzman RW, Brown Whitehorn TF, Shuker M, Spergel JM. Eosinophilic esophagitis and associated conditions: a review of 716 patients [abstract]. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001 Feb;102(1):Suppl 1:A101.