Curriculum Vitae

Education

2006 – 2008 Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology

Rush University Medical Center & John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Chicago, IL

2003 – 2006 Residency in General Pediatrics

University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital

Chicago, IL

1999 – 2003 Doctor of Medicine

Rush Medical College

Chicago, IL

1995 – 1999 AB w Honors - History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science & Medicine

AB - Biology

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Boards and Licensure

2006 M.D. / State of Illinois

2006 Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

2008/2018 Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology

Clinical Experience

2011 - Present Medical Director - Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center - North Aurora, Illinois

2009 – Present Consulting Allergist & Immunologist, Dept. of Pediatrics - Sherman Hospital. Elgin, IL

2008 – 2011 Physician - DuKane Allergy Asthma Associates, Ltd. - St. Charles, Illinois

2003 – 2004 Instructor, Pritzker Medical School - Chicago, Illinois

Hospital Appointments

Sherman Hospital - Elgin, Illinois

Research Experience

2007-2008

Principal Investigator, Dept. of Immunology & Microbiology – Rush University Medical Center

· Investigated differences in cytokine profiles between atopic and non-atopic patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

2002

Research Assistant, Dept. of Dermatology - Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

· Investigated the effect of KIT receptor signaling pathway inhibitors on the growth of mastocytosis mast cell lines and non-mastocytosis cells

1998

Research Assistant, Dept. of Child Psychiatry - University of Chicago Hospitals

· Administered diagnostic testing for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

1998

Research Assistant, Dept. of Emergency Medicine - University of Chicago Hospitals

· Assisted in study protocol development for the cost-benefit analysis of case-management for youth admitted to the ER with gunshot, stab, and battery injuries

1996-1997

Research Assistant, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology - University of Chicago Hospitals

· Investigated the effectiveness of a magnesium sulfate tocolytic in reducing the incidence of cerebral palsy in very low birth-weight infants

Professional Affiliations and Societies

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

· Chair, New Allergist Immunologist Assembly (NAIA) Technology Workgroup, 2009-10

· NAIA Membership Committee, 2010-11 - Vice-Chair (2010-11), Chair (2011-12)

· Member, Health Informatics, Technology and Education (HiTE)Committee

· Member, Practice Management Committee

· Member, Advocacy Committee

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

· Speaker, Anaphylaxis Community Experts, 2010-15

· Member, Telemedicine Workgroup

Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ISAAI)

Publications

2019

Researching for best practices in oral immunotherapy: Report on the second annual Food Allergy Support Team meeting. Wasserman RL, Jones DH, Windom HH; Meeting Faculty.

· Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Aug; 123(2):129-130.e3.

2018

“The Food Allergy Fix: An Integrative and Evidence-Based Approach to Food Allergen Desensitization”

· Lioncrest Publishers. ISBN-10: 1544511582, ISBN-13: 978-1544511580

2016

The Role of Technology in the Small Medical Office. Bajowala S, Baum N

· J Med Pract Manage. 2016 Nov; 32(3):217-219.

Presentations

2019 Telemedicine in Practice: From Contemplation to Implementation – AAAAI Annual Meeting

Food Allergy Update – Saifee Burhani Medical Association America MEDS Conference

Management of Anxiety During Food Allergen Desensitization – Food Allergy Support Team Annual Meeting

Ayurvedic Approach to Food Allergen Desensitization – East-West Integrative Medical Symposium for Immunology & Wellness

Emerging Therapies for Food Allergy: Oral Immunotherapy in Private Practice – FACES Conference

2018 OIT for the Practicing Allergist – ISAAI Leon Unger Lectureship

2017 3-2-1 Action! Hands-on Social Media Training – AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

2016 How to Use You Tube in An Allergist’s Office – AAAAI Annual Meeting

Social Media Tools for Marketing and Communications – AAAAI Annual Meeting

2015 Social Media: The Future is Here – AAAAI Annual Meeting

Difficult Situations in Practice Management - AAAAI Annual Meeting

Using Social Media to Make Your Practice Shine - AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

Changing Face of Patient Interactions and the Tools We Use - AAAAI Practice Management Workshop

2014 Marketing and Referral Development - AAAAI Annual Meeting

Social Media for Allergy/Immunology Practice: Let’s Do It! - AAAAI Annual Meeting

Evaluation and Management of Primary Humoral Immunodeficiency – Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

2013 The Use of Social Media in Your Practice- AAAAI Annual Meeting

Social Media for the Allergist - World Allergy and Asthma Congress

2012 Innate Immunity – AAAAI Annual Meeting

Social Media for the Practicing Allergist: A No-Nonsense Guide – AAAAI Annual Meeting

2011 Difficult Situations in Practice Management- Hiring and Firing - AAAAI Annual Meeting

How Facebook and Twitter Will Help Your Practice - AAAAI Annual Meeting

Anaphylaxis Recognition and Management – Chicago Public Schools Nurses Educational Program

2010 What’s New in Pediatric Allergy – Delnor Hospital Grand Rounds

2009 Influenza Vaccination in the Egg-Allergic Patient – Delnor Hospital CME Presentation

Identifying the Child at Risk of Asthma – Sherman Hospital CME Presentation

2008 16-year-old Boy with CD8+ Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma Resulting in Complete B Cell Deficiency and Hypogammaglobulinemia – ACAAI Annual Meeting

Characterization of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines Produced by Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes in Atopic Individuals with and without Diarrhea–Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome – ISAAI Feinberg Presentation

2007 Recurrent Sinus Infections in Pregnancy – ISAAI Interesting Case Presentation

2006 Structured Asthma Encounter Form – Univ. of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital; Investigation of the ability of a problem-focused admission form to improve documentation of asthma classification upon hospital admission and increase prescription of appropriate controller medication upon discharge

2005 “Waiting to Exhale” Asthma Video Project – Dartmouth Clinical Microsystems Film Festival; Child-friendly asthma education video with focus on understanding basic pathophysiology and integrating management strategies into daily routine