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Pistiner, Michael, MD

  • Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention, Food Allergy Center

617-726-8707

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Overview

Departments

Pediatrics

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Food allergy
Medical Education
  • MD, SUNY at Syracuse (Upstate) College of Medicine
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Campus
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Gender
Male

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Biography

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center. He has a special interests in food allergy and anaphylaxis education and advocacy, infant food allergy management,  healthcare provider education, facilitating collaborations between the medical home and school health, and maintaining quality of life in children (and their families) with food allergies.  

Dr. Pistiner is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where he is a member of the Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee, Council on School Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Additionally, he serves on the medical advisory board of Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter and is a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Health Service Unit. He is author of "Everyday Cool With Food Allergies", co-author of the "Living Confidently With Food Allergy" handbook, and co-founder and content creator of AllergyHome.org.

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Research & Publications

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Greenhawt MJ, Green TD, Pistiner M, Mitchell L. Empathy, understanding, and objectivity need to prevail for students with food allergies. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Aug;107(2):93-4.

Pistiner M, Devore CD. The role of pediatricians in school food allergy management. Pediatr Ann. 2013 Aug;42(8):334-40.

Pistiner M, Devore CD, Schoessler S. School Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management for the Pediatrician--Extending the Medical Home with Critical Collaborations. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;62(6):1425-39. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.07.016.

Pistiner M, Gold DR, Abdulkerim H, Hoffman E, Celedón JC.  Birth by cesarean section, allergic rhinitis, and allergic sensitization among children with a parental history of atopy.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Aug;122(2):274-9.

Pistiner M, Hunninghake GM, Soto-Quiros ME, Avila L, Murphy A, Lasky-Su J, Schuemann B, Klanderman BJ, Raby BA, Celedón JC. Polymorphisms in IL12A and cockroach allergy in children with asthma.  Clin Mol Allergy. 2008 Jul 31;6:6.

Pistiner M, Lee JJ. Creating a new community of support for students with food allergies. NASN Sch Nurse. 2012 Sep;27(5):260-6.

Tsuang A, Demain H, Patrick K, Pistiner M, Wang J. Epinephrine use and training in schools for food-induced anaphylaxis among non-nursing staff. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May 11: S2213-2198(17)30259-3.

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News & Events

Contact

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108
Phone: 617-726-8707

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