About the Program
The UC Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology was founded in 1969 by Evelyn Hess, MD in collaboration with I. Leonard Bernstein, MD. Although the program has been significantly redesigned from its original format, our mission to produce both outstanding academic physicians and clinician educators has remained intact.
The Allergy/Immunology fellowship at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) offers a robust clinical training and educational experience. Clinical training occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings across multiple locations, including the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and The Bernstein Allergy Group, a private practice group that is closely associated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Pediatric cross training (20% of clinical training) occurs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and incorporates primary immune deficiency as well as general pediatric allergic disease.
The clinical training offered during fellowship extensively covers all disorders of allergy, including: allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis, asthma/COPD, food allergy, eczema, drug allergy, eosinophilic and mast cell disorders, urticaria/angioedema, occupational lung diseases and primary immune deficiency. A great strength of our program is the opportunity to see a wide-variety of patient populations while training at our multiple clinical locations, as well as the large patient referral basis for rare disorders, such as primary immune deficiency and eosinophilic disorders.
Historically a collaborative fellowship, the trainees from both the pediatric program at CCHMC and the internal medicine program at UCMC attend joint didactic sessions and participate in shared clinical experiences through their scheduled rotations. The curriculum is designed so that it is integrated throughout the entire fellowship, ensuring a well-rounded learning environment.
All fellows participate in scholarly activity and generate publications during their fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to work on basic science, translational, or clinical research projects and present their work at national meetings. Fellows interested in a career in research may have the opportunity to participate in additional years of training beyond the 2 years of ACGME accredited fellowship.
Active and innovative basic and clinical research within the UC Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology includes the following areas:
Chronic urticaria and mast cell activation
New therapies for asthma and allergic diseases
Mechanisms of occupational lung disease
Genetics of asthma