Penn State Hershey Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Research is a major part of our program. We are very active in clinical research studies and a basic research laboratory. Dr. Faoud Ishmael, M.D., Ph.D., Research Director, who is developing our ability to do translational research. Our research interests are:

  • Obstructive lung disease
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Multiple drug allergy
  • Alpha1-anti-trypsin deficiency
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sleep

At the present time we follow the largest group of hereditary angioedema patients in the United States and this allows multiple research opportunities for students, residents and fellows. As a group we have successfully worked with over 50 medical students in their research projects and each year have multiple students presenting their research at our national conferences and have mentored many residents in their research projects.