Clinical Focus

  • Allergy and Immunology

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship:Stanford University Allergy and Immunology Fellowship (2015) CA
  • Residency:University of Maryland Medical Center GME Training Verifications (2011) MD
  • Internship:University of Maryland Medical Center GME Training Verifications (2008) MD
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Board Certification: Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology (2014)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Medical Education:University of Maryland Baltimore (2007)


All Publications

  • Allergic Diseases and Immune-Mediated Food Disorders in Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome PEDIATRIC ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY Rosa, J. S., Hernandez, J. D., Sherr, J. A., Smith, B. M., Brown, K. D., Farhadian, B., Mahony, T., McGhee, S. A., Lewis, D. B., Thienemann, M., Frankovich, J. D. 2018; 31 (3): 158–65
  • Anaphylaxis to invasive chlorhexidine administration despite tolerance of topical chlorhexidine use JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY-IN PRACTICE Postolova, A., Bradley, J. T., Parris, D., Sherr, J., McGhee, S. A., Hernandez, J. D. 2018; 6 (3): 1067-+

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.11.001

    View details for Web of Science ID 000432461800060

    View details for PubMedID 29226805

  • Improvement of psychiatric symptoms in youth following resolution of sinusitis INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY Mahony, T., Sidell, D., Gans, H., Brown, K., Farhadian, B., Gustafson, M., Sherr, J., Thienemann, M., Frankovich, J. 2017; 92: 38-44


    Accumulating evidence supports a role for inflammation in psychiatric illness, and the onset or exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms may follow non-CNS infections. Here, we provide the first detailed description of obsessive-compulsive and related psychiatric symptoms arising concurrently with sinusitis.We reviewed the charts of 150 consecutive patients evaluated in our Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes clinic for documented sinusitis as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Sinusitis treatments, sinonasal imaging, and neuropsychiatric symptoms before, during, and after sinusitis onset were noted. Patients were included in the final review if they had a clear diagnosis of isolated sinusitis (without concurrent illness and/or immunodeficiency), and were evaluated during an episode of sinusitis.10/150 (6.6%) patients had isolated sinusitis at the time of their neuropsychiatric deterioration. Eight patients received antibiotics to treat sinusitis, three of whom also received sinus surgery. Neuropsychiatric symptoms improved in all eight patients concurrent with resolution of sinusitis per parent report and clinician assessment. One patient did not follow through with recommended sinus surgery or antibiotics and her psychiatric symptoms persisted. One patient was lost to follow-up.Improvement of psychiatric symptoms correlated with resolution of sinus disease in this retrospective study. Identification, treatment, and resolution of underlying infections, including sinusitis, may have the potential to change the trajectory of some neuropsychiatric illnesses. Randomized clinical trials are needed.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.10.034

    View details for Web of Science ID 000393245100008

    View details for PubMedID 28012531