Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Specialty Areas: management of allergies, asthma, chronic hives, recurrent sinus infections, and chronic cough.
Chronology: BS: Cornell University, 1994; PhD Emory University, 2001; MD: Emory University, 2003; Resident: University of North Carolina, 2003-2005; Rheumatology/Allergy & Immunology Fellow: University of North Carolina, 2005-2010; Clinical Assistant Professor: University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2015; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2015 to present.
Dr. Kwan’s research interests include how immune dysregulation in disease affects the development of atopic and autoimmune conditions, the interaction of the human microbiome on immunological disease, and the effects of biologics and small molecule inhibitors on immune function.
M. Gupta, K. Jafri, R. Sharim, S. Silverman, S.B. Sindher, A. Shahane, M. Kwan. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with Biologic Use, 2015;15(2):499.
M. Bhagat, S.T. Sehra, A. Shahane, and M. Kwan. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Utility of Testing in Suspected Rheumatologic Disease, 2014;14(1):405.
I. Fung, J.P. Garrett, A. Shahane, and M. Kwan. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Do Bugs Control Our Fate?: The Influence of the Microbiome on Autoimmunity, 2012;12(6):511-9.
I.C. Allen, C.M. Jania, J.E. Wilson, E.M. Tekeppe, X. Hua, W.J. Brickey, M. Kwan, B.H. Koller, S.L. Tilley, J.P. Ting. Journal of Immunology, Analysis of NLRP3 in the development of allergic airway disease in mice., 2012;188(6):2884-93.
B. K. Davis, R. A. Roberts, M. T. Huang, S. B. Willingham, B. J. Conti, W. J. Brickey, B. R. Barker, M. Kwan, D. J. Taxman, M.-A. Accavitti-Loper, J. A. Duncan, and J. P.-Y. Ting, Journal of Immunology, Cutting Edge: NLRC5-Dependent Activation of the Inﬂammasome, 2011;186(3):1333-7