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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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My Biography & Research

Additional Languages

Arabic, French

Clinical Interests

Food allergy; asthma; vaccine allergy; immunodeficiencies

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology, Best Doctors

My Locations

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

Assa’ad AH, Bahna S. Updating Knowledge about Food Allergy: Critical Needs for the Practicing Clinician. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;117(5):451.

Khorasanizadeh M, Eskian M, Assa’ad AH, Camargo CA Jr, Rezaei N. Efficacy and Safety of Benralizumab, a Monoclonal Antibody against IL-5Rα, in Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma. Int Rev Immunol. 2016;35(4):294-311.

Fiocchi A, Dahdah L, Bahna SL, Mazzina O, Assa’ad A. Doctor, When Should I Feed Solid Foods to My Infant? Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug;16(4):404-11.

Hartman H, Dodd C, Rao M, DeBlasio D, Labowsky C, D’Souza S, Lenkauskas S, Roeser E, Heffernan A, Assa’ad A. Parental Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction in Urban and Suburban Populations. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jul;117(1):56-60.e2.

Nanda M, LeMasters G, Levin L, Rothenberg M, Assa'ad A, Newman N, Bernstein D, Khurana Hershey G, Lockey J, Ryan P. Allergic Diseases and Internalizing Behaviors in Early Childhood. Pediatrics. 2016;137(1):1-10.

Lindsley AW, Saal HM, Burrow TA, Hopkin RJ, Shchelochkov O, Khandelwal P, Xie C, Bleesing J, Filipovich L, Risma K, Assa'ad AH, Roehrs PA, Bernstein JA. Defects of B-cell Terminal Differentiation in Patients with Type-1 Kabuki Syndrome. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016;137(1):179-87.

Sherenian M, Clee M, Schondelmeyer AC, Alarcon A, Li J, Assa’ad A, Risma KA. Caustic Ingestions Mimicking Anaphylaxis: Case Studies and Literature Review. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):547-50.

Nanda MK, Elenburg S, Bernstein JA, Assa’ad AH. Clinical Features of Pediatric Hereditary Angioedema. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015;3(3):392-5.

Nanda MK, Assa'ad AH. Unilateral Choanal Atresia in a Child with Recurrent Infections. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014;2(6):820-1.

Lindsley AW, Qian Y, Valencia CA, Shah K, Zhang K, Assa'ad A. Combined Immune Deficiency in a Patient with a Novel NFKB2 Mutation. J Clin Immunol. 2014;34(8):910-5.