Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Fellowship Program

The Allergy/ Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program is a joint program with the Section of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. Candidates who are board eligible or certified in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine may apply for this two-year program. For more information please contact Kelly Allerton at 504-896-9800 or email her at kslumb@lsuhsc.edu.

Patient Care

Fellows train in two large outpatient services. The Allergy Clinic at LSU Interim Hospital is held once a week, providing fellows the chance to care for many adult asthma patients and individuals with other allergic disorders. The second clinic is held twice weekly at the Morial Asthma and Allergy Clinic (Lions/LSU Clinic) and serves private patients. In addition to caring for patients, this clinic offers fellows experience in skin testing for inhalant allergens and food, insect sting, and drug allergies. Pulmonary function testing is also conducted, as are challenge procedures for foods and preservatives.

Teaching

Fellows are encouraged to attend several weekly conferences the Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology offers, the Friday noon journal club meeting, the Friday morning joint LSU/Tulane conference, and the Tuesday morning clinical conference.

Fellowship Training Program Selection Policy

The candidates should preferably be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates with other types of visa status may be excepted. The candidates should have completed their residency from an ACGME accredited training program in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or a combined MED/PED program and be board eligible. However, exceptions may be made in the case of individual circumstances.