Welcome from the Program Director

Dear Fellowship Candidates,

Dr. Edwin Kim

It goes without saying, that our faculty are the heart and soul of the UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program.  They are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in research and clinical care.  But perhaps what impresses and excites me the most is a trait that goes beyond their expertise.  Our faculty are just as enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and developing outstanding fellows as they are about providing patients with the most advanced and highest quality care available.  In short, their passion to teach is matched only by their passion to heal.   

There is another key ingredient to success, however, and that is ensuring that we provide an environment that is highly conducive to learning.  Our fellows are exposed to a broad range of patients, diseases, and procedures via their work with our four clinical sites.  Patient care is taught through a combination of participation in ‘attending clinics’, as well as dedicated adult and pediatric ‘continuity clinics,’ all while maintaining a 50/50 adult-to-pediatric balance.  

Formal instruction is provided in various forms, including lectures, a journal club, and case conferences – all on a day reserved solely for didactic training.  In addition, we provide dedicated time for research, with limited clinical responsibilities and an emphasis on dynamic interactions with both a research mentor as well as an independent mentorship committee.

At UNC, we believe that our job is to train fellows who will help move the field of allergy and immunology forward, and we take this responsibility seriously.  That’s why we strive to ensure that when our fellows complete their training, they have all the tools needed for them to become the clinical, educational, and research leaders of tomorrow.


Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC Allergy and Immunology
Director, UNC Allergy & Immunology Clinic
Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program


Wesley Burks, MD                 
Executive Dean, UNC School of Medicine
Curnen Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Scott Commins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Michelle Hernandez, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Chief Medical Officer, UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology (CEMALB)

Kevin Kelly, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Interim Physician-in-Chief, UNC Children's Hospital

Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Timothy Moran, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

David B. Peden, MD, MS  
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology
Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research
Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Director, UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB)

Saira Sheikh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Claire Van Eenwyk, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brian P. Vickery, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Eveline Wu, MD
Section Chief of Rheumatology, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

William J. Yount, MD
Reeves Distinguished Professor of Medicine