AllergyTalk Severe Pediatric Asthma Miniseries Episode 2: Evaluation of the Child, Diagnostic Testing, Assessing Steroid Side Effects


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This episode will review the evaluation of the child, diagnostic testing, and assessing steroid side effects concerning severe pediatric asthma.

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This podcast series is supported by Sanofi Regeneron.

Target Audience

Allergists and Immunologists

Learning Objectives

Evaluate the child with severe asthma and screen for corticosteroid overuse in and remedies to decrease it 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. 

William S. Anderson III, MD is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine and board-certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology. At Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Anderson is the director of the Multidisciplinary Asthma Clinic, co-director of the Improving Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Program, and associated program director for their Allergy and Immunology Fellowship. His clinical and scholarly interests include difficult-to-treat and severe asthma, technology in medicine including electronic medication monitoring, and the transition from pediatric to adult care.

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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