Sofija Volertas, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Specialty Area: Allergy and Immunology – Urticaria (hives), Environmental allergies (allergic rhinitis), Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis

Education and Experience:
Duke University, 2008: BA, Cum Laude; Georgetown University School of Medicine 2013: M.D., AOA, Health Justice Scholar; University of Chicago – Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency 2013-2017: Chief Resident 2016-2017; University of Michigan Allergy & Immunology Fellowship 2017-2019; University of North Carolina Clinical Assistant Professor 2019 – present; Allergy & Immunology Board Certified, 2019

Clinical and Research Interests: Dr. Volertas’ focus in clinic is on IgE-mediated disease, such as environmental allergies (allergic rhinitis), urticaria (hives and swelling), anaphylaxis, and food allergy. Additionally, she sees patients with immune dysfunction. She has a personal interest in integrative medicine, and enjoys seeing adolescents and young adults in particular as they transition to adult care.

Selected Bibliography:

Volertas S, Coury M, Sanders G, McMorris M, Gupta M. “Real Life Infant Peanut Allergy Testing in the Post-NIAID Peanut Guideline World.” J All Clin Immunol Pract. Article In Press: Dec 2019.

Volertas S*, Schuler C*, and Akin C. “New Insights into Clonal Mast Cell Disorders Including Mastocytosis.” Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2018 Aug; 38(3):341-350.

Volertas S, and Schuler C. “CME Exam: Asthma Over the Age of 65: All’s Well That Ends Well.” J All Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 May/June; 6(3):774-775.

Volertas S, and Rossi-Foulkes R. “Using Quality Improvement in Resident Education to Improve Transition Care.” Pediatric Annals. May 2017, 46(5):e203-206.