Immunology | Overview
The Division of Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital provides evaluation and treatment for patients with asthma, allergies, immune system disorders, skin diseases and rheumatologic and inflammatory conditions.
Our approach to patient care
Our experienced allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, and rheumatologists are all appointed to the Harvard Medical School faculty. They treat more than 30,000 patients each year both on our inpatient services at Boston Children’s Hospital and in our outpatient clinics located at seven sites in the greater Boston area and beyond.
In addition to our specialized physicians, our programs include a range of experienced ancillary providers, such as psychologists and nutritionists, and we work closely with subspecialists in a number of other Boston Children’s Hospital programs to provide coordinated care for our patients. Several multidisciplinary clinics are offered including the FACETS food allergy clinic as well as specialized programs for severe asthma, atopic dermatitis, multiple autoimmune diseases and dermatology and autoimmunity.
Immunology reputation and experience
Our clinical programs are widely recognized. We are a founding site of the International Consortium for Immunodeficiency, an international referral center for children with immune system disorders and have achieved national designations as a Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Center of Excellence, Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) Center of Excellence for immunodeficiency and a Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry site for autoimmune disorders.
The Division is a major site of NIH-funded research and is widely recognized as the leading center for clinical and basic investigation in pediatric immunology, allergy and rheumatology. We host the most sought-after Harvard Medical School-affiliated fellowship training programs for young physicians specializing in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Dermatology.