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Associate Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Director of Clinical Services, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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Arabic, French

Clinical Interests

Food allergy; asthma; vaccine allergy; immunodeficiencies

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Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Education

MBBCh (MD): Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1978.

MS: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1982.

Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Michigan State University, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1990-1992.

Fellowship: Allergy/Clinical Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1986-1987; Allergy/Clinical Immunology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992-1995.

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992; American Board of Pediatrics, 1992, re-certification 2008 (fulfilling Maintenance of Certification to December 2018); American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 1995, re-certification 2015 - 2025.

My Publications

Central Diabetes Insipidus in a Patient With NFKB2 Mutation: Expanding the Endocrine Phenotype in DAVID Syndrome. Nasomyont, N; Lindsley, AW; Assa'ad, A; Dawson, DB; Neilson, DE; Brady, CC; Rutter, MM. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 104:4051-4057.

International survey on growth indices and impacting factors in children with food allergies. Meyer, R; Wright, K; Vieira, MC; Chong, KW; Chatchatee, P; Vlieg-Boerstra, BJ; Groetch, M; Dominguez-Ortega, G; Heath, S; Lang, A; et al. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2019; 32:175-184.

Effect of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy vs Placebo on Reaction to Peanut Protein Ingestion Among Children With Peanut Allergy The PEPITES Randomized Clinical Trial. Fleischer, DM; Greenhawt, M; Sussman, G; Begin, P; Nowak-Wegrzyn, A; Petroni, D; Beyer, K; Brown-Whitehorn, T; Hebert, J; Hourihane, JO; et al. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2019; 321:946-955.

A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Multisite Study Using Omalizumab-facilitated Rapid Desensitization to Test Continued vs Discontinued Dosing in Multifood Allergic Individuals. Andorf, S; Purington, N; Kumar, D; Long, A; O'Laughlin, KL; Sicherer, S; Sampson, H; Cianferoni, A; Whitehorn, TB; Petroni, D; et al. EClinicalMedicine. 2019; 7:27-38.

Analysis of a Large Standardized Food Challenge Data Set to Determine Predictors of Positive Outcome Across Multiple Allergens. Sindher, S; Long, AJ; Purington, N; Chollet, M; Slatkin, S; Andorf, S; Tupa, D; Kumar, D; Woch, MA; O'Laughlin, KL; et al. Frontiers in Immunology. 2018; 9.

AR101 Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy. PALISADE Group of Clinical Investigators, ; Vickery, BP; Vereda, A; Casale, TB; Beyer, K; du Toit, G; Hourihane, JO; Jones, SM; Shreffler, WG; Marcantonio, A; et al. The New England journal of medicine. 2018; 379:1991-2001.

Eliciting Dose and Safety Outcomes From a Large Dataset of Standardized Multiple Food Challenges. Purington, N; Chinthrajah, RS; Long, A; Sindher, S; Andorf, S; O'Laughlin, K; Woch, MA; Scheiber, A; Assa'ad, A; Pongracic, J; et al. Frontiers in Immunology. 2018; 9.

Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Eskian, M; Khorasanizadeh, M; Assa'ad, AH; Rezaei, N. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2018; 55:88-98.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Through the Flexible Endoscope and the Lens of a Photographer in the Amazon. Assa'ad, A. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2018; 55:1-6.

The Global Face of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Advocacy and Research Groups. James, C; Assa'ad, A. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2018; 55:99-105.