The following links include resources that we have found helpful. This is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of resources – just some that have been beneficial to MOCHA members. Remember to always check with your own medical provider about information you receive from the internet.

FARE Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan: Click Here for the newly revised form.

MOCHA’s Medical Advisors

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Phone: 312-227-6010

Jacqueline Pongracic, MD, (Bio)
Head, Allergy and Immunology
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Christine Szychlinski, APN, NP (Bio)
Manager, Food Allergy Program

Sai R. Nimmagadda, MD (Bio)
Member, Children's Community Physicians Association
Associated Allergists, Ltd.
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Advocate Children's Hospital EoE Clinic
Phone: 847-433-7660

Chicagoland Hospitals

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital Allergy Physicians & Locations
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
UChicago Medicine Kids Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Pediatric Allergists/Specialists

Christina Ciaccio, MD - Allergy and Immunology, UChicago

Vivian Chou, MD, and Amishi Murthy, MD - Allergists (Bio)
Illinois Allergy and Asthma Specialists

Paul Detjen, MD – Allergist (Bio)
Kenilworth Medical Associates

Aaron Donnell, MD - Pediatric/Adult Allergist

Nirmala Gonsalves, MD - Gastroenterology (Bio)
Northwestern Medical Group

Paul A. Greenberger, MD - Adult Allergist (Bio)
Northwestern Medical Group

Ruchi Gupta, MD - Pediatrician / Researcher
Jennifer S. Kim, MD - Pediatric/Adult Allergist
Kelly Newhall, MD - Pediatric/Adult Allergist

Anju Tripathi Peters, MD - Adult Allergist (Bio)
Sinus and Allergy Center of Northwestern University

Rachel E. Story, MD - Pediatric/Adult Allergist

FARE Clinical Network Centers of Excellence

FARE Clinical Network Map

Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA)
Children's National Health System (Washington, DC)
Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY)
Mass General Hospital for Children (Boston, MA)
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (New York, NY)
Northwell Health Systems (Great Neck, NY)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Rochester, NY)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis, IN)
The University of Chicago Medicine (Chicago, IL)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute (Little Rock, AR)
Children's Hospital Food Allergy Program, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Children's Mercy Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Columbia University Medical Center (Miami, FL)
Dell Children’s Medical Group (Austin, TX)
Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center Dallas (Dallas, TX)
UNC Food Allergy Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg & Tampa
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)

Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora, CO)
Gores Family Allergy Center at Children's Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)
National Jewish Health (Denver, CO)
Rady Children's Hospital/University of California (San Diego, CA)
Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
The Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center (Seattle, WA)
UCLA Health (Los Angeles, CA)
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
Virginia Mason Medical Center/Benaroya Research Institute (Seattle, WA)

Auto Injectors/MedicAlert


Psychologists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Nutritionists

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Outpatient Nutrition: 1-800-KIDS DOC

Food Allergy Counselor
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Mary Beth Feuling
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Food Allergy: Death Is Not Our Only Fear

Connie Weil, PhD (Bio)
Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

Lisa Zarov, MSW, LCSW (Bio)

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