Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology | NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Our faculty are skilled and compassionate providers, dedicated educators, and pioneering researchers.

Faculty in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine are experts in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and immunology of rheumatic diseases and allergic disorders. In collaboration with colleagues across divisions in the Department of Medicine, we provide our patients with comprehensive, interdisciplinary care, and lead specialized training and research programs.

Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Education

Our trainees see a wide spectrum of pathology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and our affiliate clinical sites, building a comprehensive foundation of clinical knowledge and experience. Our didactic basic and clinical science curriculum enhances the clinical experience, and trainees gain expertise in the latest evidence-based approaches to advanced therapeutics.

Division faculty offer separate elective rotations in rheumatology and allergy for residents in the Internal Medicine Residency and medical students, providing opportunities for trainees to acquire fundamental knowledge in the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of rheumatic, allergic, and immunologic disorders.

Built into our fellowship curricula is dedicated time for trainees to pursue clinical, translational, and quality assurance research projects with faculty mentors.

Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

We offer a two-year Allergy and Immunology Fellowship that prepares trainees to be competent allergists, immunologists, and physician–investigators who provide expert medical care for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders. Under supervision by attending physicians, fellows attend clinics where they assume responsibility for all aspects of care for adult and pediatric patients.

Our fellows go on to serve as consultants, educators, and providers of medical care for diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, drug eruption, insect sting sensitivity, anaphylaxis, latex allergy, and immunodeficiency.

Rheumatology Fellowship

In our two-year Rheumatology Fellowship, fellows train at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center, a combined experience that provides exposure to a diverse patient population. Teaching faculty offer personalized mentorship and are dedicated to helping fellows launch successful careers as practicing rheumatologists, clinical educators, physicians, and physician–investigators in this rewarding subspecialty.

The Rheumatology Fellowship provides training in all aspects of rheumatic pathology and provides exposure to advanced technologies including musculoskeletal ultrasound. Fellows develop expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.

Medical Student Education

The division offers an Allergy–Immunology Elective during phase one of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s MD curriculum. There are also two- and four-week electives available in rheumatology and allergy and in immunology during phase three. Students become part of our care team and participate in the management of patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as attending specialty grand rounds, journal clubs, and other conferences.

Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Research

Our researchers lead clinical and translational programs to discover new ways to improve the health of and quality of life for our patients. We aim to enhance our ability to diagnose and care for people with inflammatory, allergic, and autoimmune conditions. Specific areas of rheumatology research focus include systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and psoriatic arthritis. Our allergy research focus areas include atopic dermatitis and asthma, metal hypersensitivity, and the impact of penicillin allergy in sepsis treatment.

The Sjogren’s Syndrome Program explores methods for the diagnosis and treatment of this autoimmune disorder. Our researchers have published on Sjogren’s syndrome in The Lancet Rheumatology, Chest, and Arthritis Care and Research, and we are leading a clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and preliminary therapeutic efficacy of the CFZ533 monoclonal antibody in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome.

The Women’s Health in Autoimmunity Program provides multidisciplinary consultation and management for women with autoimmune disorders, especially those with reproductive care needs. Our research on women’s health in autoimmunity has appeared in Lupus and Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The Chemotherapy Desensitization Program provides testing and desensitization for patients with allergic reactions to chemotherapeutic agents used to treat cancer. Our paper on chemotherapy desensitization was published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

The Contact Allergy Program provides comprehensive testing, including patch testing, and treatment for patients with skin allergies. Division investigators published their findings on contact dermatitis and patch testing in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and we are leading a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of Dupilumab in patients with atopic dermatitis.

Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Services

Our physicians provide a wide range of consultative and therapeutic services for patients with rheumatic and autoimmune disorders through inpatient and outpatient services at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. The division also offers rheumatology services at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bethpage.

Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Faculty

Erin M. Banta, MD
Elise Belilos, MD
Kristina Belostocki, MD
Steven E. Carsons, MD
Luz S. Fonacier, MD
Stephanie L. Mawhirt, DO
Christina Mertelsmann-Voss, MD
Julie Nusbaum, MD
Gary C. Rosenblum, DO
Sonam Sani, MD
David Yaich, DO

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, please call our academic coordinator at 516-663-4753.