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Biography

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.

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Publications

Violence-related distress and lung function in two longitudinal studies of youth. Gaietto, K; Han, YY; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Acosta-Pérez, E; et al. European Respiratory Journal. 2022; 59.

Treatment by biomarker-informed endotype vs guideline care in children with difficult-to-treat asthma. Guilbert, TW; Biagini, JM; Ramsey, RR; Keidel, K; Curtsinger, K; Kroner, JW; Durrani, SR; Stevens, M; Pilipenko, V; Martin, LJ; et al. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2022; 128:535-543.e6.

An International, Retrospective Study of Off-Label Biologic Use in the Treatment of Hypereosinophilic Syndromes. Chen, MM; Roufosse, F; Wang, SA; Verstovsek, S; Durrani, SR; Rothenberg, ME; Pongdee, T; Butterfield, J; Lax, T; Wechsler, ME; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2022; 10:1217-1228.e3.

Severe topical corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome or enigmatic drug eruption?. Tracy, A; Durrani, S; Mir, A. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2022; 10:1125-1126.

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on total and allergen-specific IgE in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels. Rosser, FJ; Han, YY; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Durrani, S; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2022; 149:440-444.e2.

Evaluation of Risk Scores to Predict Pediatric Severe Asthma Exacerbations. Niu, C; Xu, Y; Schuler, CL; Gu, L; Arora, K; Huang, Y; Naren, AP; Durrani, SR; Hossain, MM; Guilbert, TW. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021; 9:4393-4401.e8.

Vitamin D supplementation, lung function and asthma control in children with asthma and low vitamin D levels. Han, YY; Forno, E; Bacharier, LB; Phipatanakul, W; Guilbert, TW; Cabana, MD; Ross, K; Blatter, J; Rosser, FJ; Durrani, S; et al. European Respiratory Journal. 2021; 58.

Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation 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. 2021.

Preventing asthma in high risk kids (PARK) with omalizumab: Design, rationale, methods, lessons learned and adaptation. Phipatanakul, W; Mauger, DT; Guilbert, TW; Bacharier, LB; Durrani, S; Jackson, DJ; Martinez, FD; Fitzpatrick, AM; Cunningham, A; Kunselman, S; et al. Controlled Clinical Trials. 2021; 100.

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. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020; 383:1624-1634.

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