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Department of Internal Medicine

Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology

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. Today, the University of Cincinnati Allergy/Immunology Fellowship is an internal medicine two-year training program that includes the opportunity for 1-2 additional years of research training. 

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. The clinical training extensively covers all disorders of allergy, including: allergic rhinitis, asthma/COPD, food 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.

The program also works closely with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to provide fellows a cross-training experience (20%) in pediatric Allergy/Immunology. The curriculum is designed so that that is integrated throughout the entire fellowship, ensuring a well-rounded learning environment.  

Fellows interested in additional research training are supported through a T32 training grant award from the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Separate clinical, basic and translational research tracks are offered including a molecular epidemiology program, which prepares fellows for conducting clinical and translational research.

Active and innovative basic and clinical research is conducted in the areas of:

  • New therapies for asthma and allergic diseases
  • Mechanisms of occupational lung disease
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Eosinophil biology
  • Genetics of asthma
  • Experimental murine models of allergic disease
  • Chemokines and the role of cytokines in regulation of immune responses
  • Molecular biology


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Allergy Fellowship Contact Info

Division Address:

231 Albert Sabin Way

MSB 7501, ML #0563

Cincinnati, OH 45267

Fellowship Program Director:

 David Bernstein, MD

 Phone: 513-558-3612


Program Coordinator:

Lauren Phipps, CHES

Phone: 513-558-1051


Division Director:

Avis Ware, MD