Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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I am a fellowship-trained pediatric allergist whose clinical and research interests include food allergy, food oral immunotherapy and preschool asthma.

My job is highly rewarding. In my clinical practice, I love teaching children and their families about food allergies and making them feel like they have a partner in their journey. In my role as a researcher, I study how to prevent food allergy and asthma. Specifically, I want to understand if it is possible to halt the progression to lifelong peanut and tree nut allergy in infants and toddlers. I am also involved with research activities that aim to prevent lifelong asthma in at-risk preschoolers.

I’m co-investigator on several clinical trials at Cincinnati Children’s, including studies on the prevention of asthma in preschoolers that are actively recruiting participants. I’ve also authored several studies and reviews in pediatric asthma.

During medical school, I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. This lifelong honor is reserved for the top medical students in their respective classes and signifies a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research and community service.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric asthma

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Allergy and Immunology, Asthma

Blog Posts

Amoxicillin Allergy & Amoxicillin Rash Are Often Mislabeled

BlogHealthy Living

Amoxicillin Allergy & Amoxicillin Rash Are Often Mislabeled

By Sandy Durrani, MD12/18/2019

6 Steps to Help Control Allergic Asthma in Kids

BlogHealthy Living

6 Steps to Help Control Allergic Asthma in Kids

By Sandy Durrani, MD5/29/2018

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My Education

MD: Wright State School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Fellowship: Allergy/Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

My Publications

Anti-siglec-8 antibody for eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis. Dellon, ES; Peterson, KA; Murray, JA; Falk, GW; Gonsalves, N; Chehade, M; Genta, RM; Leung, J; Khoury, P; Klion, AD; et al. The New England journal of medicine. 2020; 383:1624-1634.

Effect of Vitamin D3Supplementation on Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children with Asthma and Low Vitamin D Levels: The VDKA Randomized Clinical Trial. Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Covar, R; Gern, JE; Rosser, FJ; Blatter, J; et al. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 324:752-760.

Non-IgE-mediated food allergy during infancy. Devonshire, AL; Durrani, S; Assa'ad, A. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 20:292-298.

Diagnosis of Asthma in Infants and Children. Guilbert, TW; Lemanske, RF; Jackson, DJ. In: Burks AW; Holgate S; O'Hehir R; Bacharier L; Broide D; Hershey GK; Peebles RS, Ed. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice: Eighth Edition. Philadepphia: Elsevier; 2019.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: an Important Comorbid Condition of Asthma?. Durrani, SR; Mukkada, VA; Guilbert, TW. Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 2018; 55:56-64.

Recent advances in eosinophilic esophagitis. Rothenberg, M; Durrani, S. F1000Research. 2017; 6:1775-1775.