Those who have followed this website since its inception will remember the name Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, M.D., PhD. In a long-ago post she discussed her work with the US Department of Defense on a food allergy policy for recruits*. She is now Professor of Pediatrics at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and board chair of the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. Her research interests focus on egg and milk allergies, baked milk and baked egg diets, food-induced anaphylaxis in children, novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to food allergy, oral tolerance development, and in particular food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES). Anna is also chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the International FPIES Organization and has led the international effort to write the first Consensus Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of FPIES, published in 2017. She is an Associate Editor for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
*(Food allergic patients with military ambitions were disappointed.)