Department and Faculty
As one of the largest medical specialties of its kind, the Division of Allergic Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has a rich history as a leader in the research and treatment of allergic diseases. Specific clinical interests include bronchial asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, immunodeficiency, mastocytosis, anaphylaxis and other allergic diseases.
In any given year, the Division of Allergic Diseases performs approximately 100,000 diagnostic allergy skin tests and delivers treatment to thousands of patients, both at Mayo Clinic and in cooperation with local physicians throughout the United States.
The division's long commitment to the research and treatment of bronchial asthma dates back to 1950 when, immediately after the discovery of glucocorticoids at Mayo Clinic, several allergy consultants were the first in the world to demonstrate the benefit of these medications in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma.
Mayo Clinic's allergy and immunology specialists have expertise in asthma, allergies and immunology problems. There are 12 allergy and immunology specialists practicing at Mayo Clinic.
Advisers and mentors
The Allergy and Immunology Fellowship draws its faculty from the staff of experienced allergists and immunologists at Mayo Clinic. Advisers are chosen for their commitment to teaching as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.
Fellows have access to these individuals throughout the training period — with the opportunity to learn directly from some of today's best practitioners in allergy and immunology.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.