The IU School of Medicine Allergy/ Immunology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited the two-year program that prepares physicians in the expert care and management of allergy and immunology issues for both children and adults. Allergy/Immunology fellows acquire a wide range of clinical and research experiences and are prepared for academic careers as a physician-scientist or clinician-educator. The fellowship produces specialists who excel in patient care skills and diagnostic acumen and who know how to analyze and apply research. On completion of the fellowship, the physician is eligible to sit for the Board Certification Exam of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
The Allergy/Immunology Fellowship program, accredited in 2017, is offered by IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. Fellows train at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis.
Fellows rotate through clinics in Indianapolis, Carmel and Lafayette, Indiana, with diverse training opportunities. IU School of Medicine allergy faculty participate in multi-disciplinary clinics at Riley Hospital for Children, such as the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Digestive Disease Clinic and High-Risk Asthma Clinic. Faculty are also involved in the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition, the Indiana Allergy and Immunology Society, committees of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), and the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Clinical Network.
Division research and clinical programs are growing in both scope and recognition. Riley Hospital is a designated Center of Clinical Excellence by the Food Allergy Research and Education Network. Current research includes projects in peanut allergy, airway microbiome in relation to airway inflammation, local pollen changes, and immune deficiency assessment. Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, received the AAAAI Faculty Development Award in 2017. More than fifteen fellowship programs are available through IU School of Medicine at Riley Hospital, providing a broad range of mentors and educational opportunities.