Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

4-29-10: Medicine Grand Rounds

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Angioedema

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 29, 2010

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore

Image: Allen Kaplan, MD


Allen Kaplan, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

As Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Allen Kaplan has maintained an active research program devoted to inflammatory mechanisms of allergic disease. He was associated with the National Allergy, Asthma, and Urticaria Center of Charleston from 1997 to 2008. Dr. Kaplan is the Past-President of the World Allergy Organization (2000-2003) and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology as well as the Clinical Immunology Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and The American College of Physicians.

Dr. Kaplan has authored or co-authored over 300 publications and is a world-renowned authority on the mechanisms and treatment of urticaria and angioedema. He is editor of the textbook "Allergy", which is utilized in training programs throughout the world. He co-edited a book entitled "Urticaria and Angioedema" with Dr. Malcolm Greaves, and co-edited a recently published two-volume textbook entitled "Allergy and Allergic Diseases".

Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of Columbia University and Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn) where he received his doctorate of medicine (summa cum laude). He completed his specialty training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at Harvard Medical School and at the National Institutes of Health respectively. Subsequently, he became Director of Allergic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and then Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Allergic Disease at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Dr. Kaplan is board-certified in internal medicine, allergy and clinical immunology, rheumatology and diagnostic laboratory immunology.  

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Allergy and Immunology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine which forms of angioedema are likely mediated by histamine vs bradykinin
  2. Diagnose the various forms of hereditary angioedema as well as acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency
  3. Treat acute episodes of angioedema, including emergencies, and distinguish the various modalities available for prophylaxis


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.


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