AllergyTalk Severe Pediatric Asthma Miniseries Episode 1: Burden of Disease, Adherence Issues, and Comorbidities


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This episode will review the burden of disease, adherence issues, and comorbidities concerning severe pediatric asthma.

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This podcast series is supported by Sanofi Regeneron.

Target Audience

Allergists and immunologists

Learning Objectives

Discuss the burden of severe pediatric asthma and issues in optimal medication adherence in this population 

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Gerald Lee, MD is an allergist/immunologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Lee received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2003. He completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in New York, NY where he was also a pediatric chief resident. He completed his fellowship in allergy/immunology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine where he is director of the medical school’s immunology thread and director of the allergy/immunology fellowship. He is an assistant editor for Allergy Watch and co-hosts the ACAAI AllergyTalk podcast. 

Princess Ogbogu, MD is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Ogbogu completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her subspecialty training in Allergy/Immunology at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda Maryland.  She serves as a Director of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and holds leadership positions in several national committees within the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.  Her clinical and research interests are in eosinophilic disorders and health disparities.  

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS is the director of the Division of Immunology Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and S. Jean Emans Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Phipatanakul has dedicated her career to reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases. Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for over 2 decades. 


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