Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

5/7/09: Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 7, 2009

8:00 am
Einstein, Forchheimer Building, 1st Floor Lecture Hall

12:15 pm
MMC, Cherkasky Auditorium


Hugh Sampson, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Immunobiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology (Department of Pediatrics)
Director, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
Dean of Translational Biomedical Science, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Sampson is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Sampson’s research interests have focused on food allergic disorders, including work on the immunopathogenic role of food hypersensitivity in atopic dermatitis, the pathogenesis of food-induced anaphylaxis, characterization of food-induced gastrointestinal hypersensitivities, and immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies. His research has been funded by a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Dr. Sampson has published over 350 articles and 60 book chapters on food allergic disorders and co-edited 4 books.

Dr. Sampson is the Immediate-past President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; serves on the editorial boards of several journals; and was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies for his work on food allergies.

Medicine Grand Rounds this week is hosted by the Division of Allergy and Immunology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to discuss:

  1. Various forms of food allergy and the most common causes of reactions
  2. How an understanding of basic molecular – immune interactions may lead to a new paradigm in food allergy treatment
  3. New therapeutic strategies for treating food allergy


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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