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The Division of Allergy and Immunology at RUSH University Medical Center takes great pride in training future generations of allergist and immunologists. The first class of fellows in training started in 1979 and have since led the group of diverse, nationally recognized allergists and immunologists that have graduated since.

We strive to foster academic inquiry through our curriculum and clinical exposure. Trainees undergo a specialized curriculum in their first and second years that encompasses clinical allergy, cellular and molecular immunology and immunologic conditions in clinical practice. Clinical exposures include a diverse population of patients and a spectrum of conditions including rhinitis, food allergy, drug allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems, eosinophilic diseases, primary and acquired immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases.

Special research interests of the faculty include epidemiology and interventions in allergic disease including food allergy, asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis, with an emphasis on health related disparities and mechanism of allergic sensitization with focus on the human microbiome. Faculty are closely involved in several large cohort studies of allergic patients including multi-center collaborative national and international projects. There are several ongoing studies in these areas and potential for participation by the fellows in numerous other clinical and translational projects.

Our program is located in the thriving and special city of Chicago! Fellows in training have the opportunity to take advantage of all that Chicago and RUSH have to offer.

Please continue on our website for additional information on the application process and fellow life at RUSH.


Sindhura Bandi, MD

Associate Professor
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program Director

Faculty for Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Contact Us

Jia Li (Grace)
Fellowship Coordinator
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 117
Chicago, IL 60612-3828

Phone: (312) 942-8701
Fax: (312) 942-5986