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Faculty

Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Meet the Faculty

The allergy and immunology faculty has expertise in asthma, allergies, and immunology problems.

While seeing the full spectrum of cases within the field of allergy and immunology, faculty members have areas of special interest and expertise such as disorders of the upper and lower airways including:

  • Severe rhinosinusitis
  • Severe asthma and AERD
  • Food allergy eosinophil and mast cell disorders
  • Science of Health Care Delivery

In addition to the clinical faculty, fellows have access to world-renowned clinical and research laboratories.

From the directors

 John C. Lewis, M.D. Cindy Salm Bauer, M.D.

The Allergy Divisions of Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital would like to invite you to consider our program for what may be the most important part of your post-graduate training experience.

Our committed staff, diverse patient populations, strong institutional support and track record of clinical excellence ensure an exposure to the full breadth and depth of diseases cared for by allergists/immunologists.

Ample time is allowed for patient exams and for staffing; limited time is spent on activities that don’t directly enhance the educational experience. 

We are supported by a full array of other specialists, subspecialists, and multi-disciplinary clinics. Fellows and staff work together in a very supportive, collegial manner and there are multiple academic, social, and support services available to all.

There are many opportunities for clinical and basic research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The internationally renowned Hirohito Kita, M.D., leads a basic and translational research lab with a focus on allergic and immune mechanisms of diseases with unparalleled expertise in eosinophil disorders. 

There are others in the Allergy Division at both Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children’s hospital who do research in the following areas: food allergies; eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases; airway diseases; drug allergies; skin diseases. 

Phoenix is the most rapidly growing metropolitan area in the nation and offers a wealth of activities and beautiful weather. The state of Arizona is home to magnificent deserts, lakes, mountains, forests, and of course, the Grand Canyon.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about what the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program has to offer.

John Lewis, M.D.
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program Director
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Cindy Salm Bauer, M.D.
Section Chief, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Site Director.

Faculty

Hirohito Kita, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Research

Residency: Pediatrics, Shizuoka Children’s Hospital; Pediatric Allergy, Mie National Hospital
Fellowship: Pediatrics, Mie University; Post-Doctoral Fellowship Immunology & Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN
Interests: Immunobiology of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), Mechanisms of asthma, sinusitis, hay fever, peanut allergy and EoE and Regulatory mechanisms for IgE antibody production.

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Matthew Rank, M.D.
Division Chair, Allergy
Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children's Hospital

Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN
Interests: Chronic rhinosinusitis, Asthma, and Science of Health Care

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Christine Rukasin, M.D.
Phoenix Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic

Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, San Diego Medical Center, University of California, San Diego, CA
Fellowship: Allegy & Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Interests: Drug and food allergies, Urticaria and angioedema, Anaphylaxis, Rhinosinusitis, Atopic dermatitits, Immunodeficiencies, and Asthma.

Harry Teaford, MD
Mayo Clinic

Residency: Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, USAF, Lackland AFB, Texas
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, USAF, Lackland AFB, Texas
Interests: Penicillin allergies and Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease.
 

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Benjamin Wright, M.D.
Phoenix Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic

Residency: Pediatrics, Primary Children’s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
Interests: Food allergies, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Primary immunodeficiency

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