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Yamini V. Virkud, MD

  • Assistant in Pediatrics


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Food allergy
  • Allergic gastrointestinal disease
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes
Medical Education
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
  • Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy & Immunology
Foreign Languages
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • Boston: Massachusetts General 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
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense

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

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Virkud YV, Burks AW, Steele PH, Edwards LJ, Berglund JP, Jones SM, Scurlock AM, Perry TT, Pesek RD, Vickery BP. Novel Baseline Predictors of Allergic Side Effects During Peanut Oral Immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016. Epub ahead of print. PMID 27609653.

Burk CM, Dellon ES, Steele PH, Virkud YV, Kulis M, Burks AW, Vickery BP. Eosinophilic esophagitis during peanut oral immunotherapy with omalizumab.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016.  PMID 28017628.

Vickery BP, Berglund JP, Burk CM, Fine JP, Kim EH, Kim JI, Keet CA, Kulis M, Orgel, KG, Guo R, Steel, PH, Virkud YV, Ye P, Wright BL, Wood RA, Burks AW. Early oral immunotherapy in peanut-allergic preschool children is safe and highly effective. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017: 139(1):173-181. PMID: 27522159.

Vickery BP, Scurlock AM, Kulis M, Steele PH, Kamilaris J, Berglund JP, Burk C, Hiegel A, Carlisle S, Christie L, Perry TT, Pesek RD, Sheikh S, Virkud Y, Smith PB, Shamji MH, Durham SR, Jones SM, Burks AW. Sustained unresponsiveness to peanut in subjects who have completed peanut oral immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013; 133(2): 468-75. PMID: 24361082

Kelly RS, Virkud Y, Giorgio R, Celedón JC, Weiss ST, Lasky-Su J. Metabolomic profiling of lung function in Costa-Rican children with asthma. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 28188833

Virkud YV, Hornik CP, Benjamin DK, Laughon MM, Clark RH, Greenberg RG, Smith PB. Respiratory support for very low birth weight infants receiving dexamethasone.  The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017.  PMID: 28108103.


Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108
Phone: 617-726-8707
Fax: 617-724-3948

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