The Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive clinical services to patients with asthma, food, drug and environmental allergies, and immunodeficiencies.
Our clinical program completes over 7,000 visits annually through its ambulatory services at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville, and at Children’s locations in the North, South, East, Erie and Johnstown. The Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology also provides inpatient consultative services at Children’s Hospital and UPMC Magee Womens Hospital, as well as virtual and in person same day services.
Our ambulatory services include diagnostic outpatient office visits for immune system conditions including anaphylaxis, asthma, sinusitis, eczema, food, drug and environmental allergies, immune deficiency diseases, and recurrent infections. The division has multiple subspecialty areas of focus, with an established multispecialty severe asthma clinic and primary immunodeficiency clinic. In our medication challenge clinic, we perform skin prick testing, intradermal testing and oral challenges to determine if a patient has a true allergy to a medication. As the community leaders in the diagnosis and management of food allergies, we provide clinical care, food challenges and participate in national food tolerance trials. We diagnose and manage food allergies in children by performing food challenges. Food challenges allow us to safely diagnose and manage food allergies in a monitored, controlled setting to determine if a child has an allergy to a food that they will need to avoid or determine if the patient can safely integrate a food that was previously found to cause an allergic reaction, into their diet.