National experts offer a higher level of complex care.
USF Health’s Allergy and Immunology team includes national experts who provide a full range of in-depth diagnostic services and cutting-edge treatment for infants, children and adults.
For patients with allergic conditions, the team provides a personalized diagnostic and treatment approach to those with allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, urticarial and angioedema, eczema, and allergic reactions to medications and insects. The program is nationally recognized as one of the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) Clinical Network Centers of Excellence. Our physicians are also establishing a Food Allergy Center in partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) that aims to bring novel therapies and complex care services for food allergy to families throughout Tampa Bay.
Our team has a unique expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiencies. In addition to recurrent infections, the clinical spectrum of immunodeficiencies may include autoimmunity, inflammation and cancer, and can occur after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or the use of biological agents. Our immunology specialists work in partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital through multidisciplinary clinics, such as conjoint clinic with Hematology/Oncology and Cardiology to advance care for children with complex immunodeficiency conditions. Cutting-edge treatment strategies include a wide variety of immunoglobulin replacement therapy and targeted immune modulation options.
Our program also participates in the Florida Newborn Screening Program for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) that leads to early diagnosis and treatment of a severe form of primary immunodeficiency while the condition is in asymptomatic stage. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is offered as a curative treatment option for various types of severe immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulation conditions through close collaboration with the Hematology/Oncology team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Patients are encouraged to participate in clinical trials for allergic and immunological disease offered through The Children’s Research Institute of USF and Clinical Trial Unit of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. For inquiries about clinical trials, please contact us at the Children’s Research Institute by calling 727-553-1258.