Message from the Chief
The Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children with allergic, immune, or rheumatological disorders at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Our physicians also provide outpatient evaluation and treatment of adults with allergic and immune disorders, particularly primary immunodeficiency, and consults for these patients who are admitted to Stanford University Medical Center. The ultimate goal of the Division’s research efforts, which includes basic, translational, and clinical research, is aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment for these disorders. The Division strives to integrate the most current information and approaches for the state-of-the-art diagnosis and care of these patients. The Division oversees fellowship training in allergy and immunology (children and adults) and pediatric rheumatology and also provides opportunities for pediatric resident inpatient and outpatient education in clinical immunology, allergy, and rheumatology. A major new focus of the Division is to identify the genetic causes of disorders of immune dysregulation that include both autoimmune/ autoinflammatory problems and recurrent or severe infections due to immunodeficiency.