Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Fellowship Program

The Allergy and Immunology Training Program at All Children's Hospital/University of South Florida (USF/ACH) has been accredited by the ACGME since 1988. This highly successful program has provided an in-depth, enriched, and complementary education to our fellows-in-training in Allergy and Immunology. Every year, 2-4 fellows are trained in our fellowship program and, to date, we have had over 50 graduates from the program. Two years of training are required for eligibility to take the American Board of Allergy and Immunology certification examination. The program also offers a third year of training in research or in laboratory immunology.

The Allergy/Immunology Training Program, under of the USF Department of Pediatrics, is affiliated with All Children's Hospital/ Johns Hopkis Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Allergy/Immunology Training Program in the USF Department of Internal Medicine in Tampa, FL.

Program Goals

Our Training Program is designed to prepare specialists who will provide expert medical care for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders, and who can serve as consultants, educators, and physician scientists in the areas of asthma, allergic disorders, immune deficiency diseases, and other immunologically mediated disorders.

The Fellows spend 50% of their time in clinical training where they are exposed to a variety of patients with allergic and immunologic conditions and 50% in basic and clinical science research and other activities such as didactic sessions and conferences. The program has been structured so the Fellows can benefit from the strengths of All Children's Hospital/ Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of South Florida and other affiliated institutions. There is excellent integration between in- and out-patient experience, pediatric and adult patient populations, and patients with various allergic and immunologic conditions.

Our Facilities

All Children's Hospital

A 216-bed teaching hospital, consists of more than 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists who service over 40 medical and surgical specialty divisions providing state-of-the-art care for children. There are 72 pediatric residents in training at this time at All Children's Hospital.

Allergy & Immunology Training Program

Part of the USF Department of Internal Medicine and located at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tampa, Florida. This program, under the direction of Dr. Richard F. Lockey, has offered broad-based, accredited, 2-year fellowship training since 1976.