The ABMS Member Boards - Allergy and Immunology

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American Board of Allergy and Immunology
111 S. Independence Mall East, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-9466 or (866) 264-5568
www.abai.org


Allergy and Immunology

An Allergist-Immunologist diagnoses and manages disorders involving immune system conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinitis and eczema as well as adverse reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings; also immune deficiency diseases and problems related to autoimmune disease, organ transplantation or malignancies of the immune system.

No subspecialty certificates in Allergy and Immunology are offered. However, formal special pathways are available for physicians seeking dual certification in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology; Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology; and Allergy and Immunology and Adult Rheumatology. Additional information is available from the Member Board.

Specialty training required prior to Board Certification: Prior certification in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics; two years in Allergy and Immunology.


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Questions to ask your allergist/immunologist  

What tests do I need to diagnose my allergy and/or asthma problem? How safe are they? 

What do the tests involve? How do I prepare? 

Will there be side effects? 

What is the likely cause of my problem? How severe is it?

Is it hereditary or related to my environment? 

What are my treatment options? 

What are the benefits and drawbacks? 

What can I do on my own to improve my condition? 

Where can I learn more about my condition?

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