At Massachusetts General Hospital Allergy we have a vibrant research community that conducts basic science and translational science studies, as well as clinical and population health sciences. We have active studies in:

  • Itch
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Vaccine allergy
  • Hives and other skin conditions
  • Esinophilic esophagitis
  • Immunodeficiency

Meet our allergist researchers:

  • Dr. Aleena Banerji is a clinical researcher with a focus on angioedema as well as drug and vaccine allergy. She has ongoing clinical trials in hereditary angioedema. Publications
  • Dr. Sara Barmettler is an allergy/immunologist who specializes in primary and secondary immune deficiency. She co-directs the Program for Primary and Secondary Immune Deficiencies. She has ongoing clinical and translational research projects evaluating patients with primary and secondary immune deficiency disorders, including common variable immunodeficiency and hypogammaglobulinemia due to B-cell targeted therapies (such as rituximab and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy). Publications
  • Dr. Michelle Conroy: In addition to practicing general pediatric and adult allergy in the MGH Waltham office, Dr Conroy is involved with translational research. She is studying antibody glycosolation as it relates to pathogenesis of human diseases in the Anthony Lab. The implications of this research include improving our understanding of food allergy, vaccine allergy, autoimmune diseases and more. Publications
  • Dr. Neelam Phadke: In addition to practicing general pediatric and adult allergy in the MGH Waltham office, Dr. Phadke is involved in clinical research on allergy-related patient safety events. She also serves as Assistant Chief Quality Officer for Mass General where she leads the development of ambulatory safety nets across the institution and as Assistant Medical Director for the MGPO where she leads initiatives related to virtual care delivery, quality and safety, and various other population health initiatives. Publications
  • Dr. Rebecca Saff has an active clinical practice in which she sees adults and children with allergic and immunologic problems at Mass General and MGH Waltham. Dr Saff is a medical educator and is the Mass General Allergy/Immunology Fellowship program director as well as a clinical researcher with a focus on drug allergy including NSAID allergy, radiocontrast allergy and vaccine allergy. Publications
  • Dr. Caroline Sokol is a physician-scientist with a focus on the neuro-immune interactions that drive the initiation of allergic immunity. Clinically, she focuses on adults with allergies to environmental pollens, foods and venoms, with particular interest in skin and gastrointestinal manifestations of allergy. Publications
  • Dr. Anna Wolfson has an active clinical practice in which she sees adults with allergic and immunodeficiencies at Mass General and MGH Waltham. Dr. Wolfson is a clinical researcher with a focus on drug allergy, most recently on vaccine allergy. Publications