Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Jacqueline A Pongracic, MD

Jacqueline A Pongracic, MD

Chief of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

Focus of Work

Bio

I became interested in the field of allergy/immunology (A/I) as a medical student at Northwestern. After residency, I decided to pursue a career in A/I. During my training, I worked with leaders in food allergy and childhood asthma so I was attracted to these exciting areas in which mechanistic discoveries were being made. I have had a fulfilling career as a faculty member at NUFSM and attending physician at Lurie Children's for my entire career and, for the last 12 years, Division Head of A/I.

Academic Focus

Food Allergy: My interests include pathogenesis of allergen sensitization and food allergy, as well as conducting clinical trials of immunomodulatory interventions for food allergy.
Asthma: My interests lie in understanding the factors which contribute to inner-city asthma and its greater morbidity/mortality as compared to non-inner city populations. I am especially interested in the relationships between allergen sensitization, exposure and morbidity for cockroach, rodents and fungi. I am al...[Read full text]
Food Allergy: My interests include pathogenesis of allergen sensitization and food allergy, as well as conducting clinical trials of immunomodulatory interventions for food allergy.
Asthma: My interests lie in understanding the factors which contribute to inner-city asthma and its greater morbidity/mortality as compared to non-inner city populations. I am especially interested in the relationships between allergen sensitization, exposure and morbidity for cockroach, rodents and fungi. I am also engaged in clinical trials to improve therapy and address gaps in childhood asthma.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Food allergy, especially IgE-mediated food allergy including food-induced anaphylaxis. Childhood asthma, especially severe persistent asthma and labile asthma with frequent exacerbations

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1985)
  • Residency: North Shore University Hospital, Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Allergy and Immunology (1991)
  • Board Certification: Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine

Visit Jacqueline A Pongracic's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.