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Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology

Advanced, Comprehensive Instruction to Prepare You For Any Career Path

As the practice of medicine continues to evolve, so must the fellowship programs that prepare tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.

With a faculty of dedicated teachers, clinicians, and researchers – including national leaders in the AAAAI and world-renowned specialists in asthma, food allergy, and latex allergy – the UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program offers participants a unique opportunity to train with today’s foremost experts. Through a combination of high-impact, evidence-based instruction from top-tier clinical experts and a focus on cutting-edge training in research, the UNC fellowship program ensures that today’s graduates are well positioned for success – whether they choose to pursue careers in in academia, industry, or clinical practice.

It goes without saying, that our faculty are the heart and soul of the UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program. In addition to being nationally and internationally recognized leaders in research and clinical care, they have a key 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.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my Allergy / Immunology fellowship at UNC. On a daily basis, I got to experience the best of both the clinical and research worlds. I have learned so much from devoted faculty members who love to teach and whose love of allergy and immunology is palpable. Plus, I’ve been really well supported to grow as a researcher through the super collaborative environment in the UNC Food Allergy Initiative and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center.”
– Onyinye Iweala, MD; 2018 Graduate of UNC Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program.

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY FACULTY

Allison Burbank, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Pediatric Rural Health Initiative

Wesley Burks, MD
Dean, UNC School of Medicine
CEO, UNC Health Care
Vice-Chancellor For Medical Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill

Scott Commins, MD, PhD
Associate Chief for Allergy, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Director, UNC Allergy Clinic at Eastowne

Michelle Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Children’s Research Institute, Clinical Research Unit
Pediatric and Adolescent Director, North Carolina Network Consortium
Co-Director, Pediatric Rural Health Initiative

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Division Chief, UNC Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Program Director, UNC Allergy & Immunology Fellowship
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, FAAAAI
Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research
Medical Director, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma & Lung Biology
Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Saira Sheikh, MD
Linda Coley Sewell Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Sofija Volertas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, UNC Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program

Kathleen Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, UNC Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program

Eveline Wu, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor of Pediatrics