Learn about allergies and treatment options in this video featuring Dr. Michael Pistiner, MMSc, Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention at MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Food Allergy Center.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108
- MD, SUNY at Syracuse (Upstate) College of Medicine
- Residency, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Campus
- Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
American Board Certifications
- Allergy & Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
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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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