Kids With Food Allergies Medical Advisors
Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Allergist Dr. Terri Brown-Whitehorn is the Attending Physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Allergy Division, where she also participates in the Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Diseases and serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She has a special interest in food allergy, food protein induced enterocolitis, pediatric asthma, eosinophilic disorders, allergic rhinitis and eczema.
Dr. Brown-Whitehorn attended medical school at the University of Missouri before completing a post-doctoral research year at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, followed by a pediatric residency and Allergy/Immunology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology.
Megan Edison, MD, FAAP
Grand Rapids, MI
Like most of Kids With Food Allergies’ members, Dr. Megan Edison manages children’s food allergies in her own family. The mother of three young children, Dr. Edison is the author of the SpeedbumpKitchen blog, where she publishes recipes for her original kid-tested dairy-, egg- and nut-free creations. A pediatrician in private practice at Brookville Pediatric & Internal Medicine P.C. in Michigan, her clinical interests include food allergies, asthma, eczema, infant sleep, breastfeeding and healthcare policy.
Dr. Edison received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her Pediatric Residency at the Maine Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Roger Friedman, MD, FAAAAI
Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy
The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. Roger Friedman is the founding physician member of KFA’s medical advisory group. He has received numerous awards, from “Best Allergist in Columbus” and “Patient’s Choice” to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Career Contribution Award,” Ohio State University’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” and more. Actively involved in the Allergy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Friedman is also a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and a Senior Partner in Buckeye Allergy, a private allergy practice in Columbus. His clinical interests include food allergy, asthma and rhinitis.
Dr. Friedman obtained his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and his fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Friedman is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics.
Todd Green, MD, FAAAAI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy/Immunology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Dr. Todd Green is an allergist/immunologist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to serving on KFA’s Medical Advisory Board he is also on the Board of Regents of the Pennsylvania Allergy and Asthma Association.
Dr. Green attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics.
Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, FAAP
The University of Michigan Medical School
The University of Michigan
Health Systems Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Matthew Greenhawt is a health services researcher whose goal is to produce work that will influence food allergy related healthcare policy. A national expert on in-flight allergic reactions to peanut and the safety of Influenza vaccine in egg-allergic recipients, he has published on a broad variety of food allergy-related topics. In addition to his work as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Greenhawt also serves as the Research Director for the University’s Food Allergy Center, and Co-Director of the University’s Combined Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic.
Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, is assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and the Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan Medical School and University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a health policy and health services researcher, focused on parental understanding of food allergy utilization of food allergy health services, optimal practices for the diagnosis and management of food allergy, and quality of life among food allergic families. He is research director for the University of Michigan Food Allergy Center, co-director for the University of Michigan Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, a member of several committees within the AAAAI and ACAAI, and a member of the KFA Medical Advisory Team.
David W. Hauswirth, MD, FAAAAI
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy
The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. David Hauswirth is an allergist who sees patients of all ages at Buckeye Allergy, a private allergy practice in Columbus, and pediatric patients as an attending physician in the allergy clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hauswirth is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), directing numerous studies on immunotherapy (i.e. allergy shots) and its safety, and a former member of the teaching faculty at Ohio State University, where he was instrumental in creating and building an allergy training program.
Dr. Hauswirth obtained his medical degree from the University of Toledo’s Medical College of Ohio, completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Duke University. Dr. Hauswirth is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics.
Debra A. Indorato, RD, LDNM
Medical Nutrition Therapist
Debra Indorato is a Registered Dietitian who has a special interest in helping others manage their food allergies. A member of KFA’s Medical Advisory group since our inception, she provides food allergy education to individuals and groups, consults with medical practices and businesses to educate staff on food allergies, and develops educational materials on food allergy safety in institutional kitchens. Debra also works for Morrison Healthcare Food Service and has served as their Clinical Ambassador for Food Allergy.
Debra earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition at Misericordia University and completed graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Leap Therapist and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Debra is an allied health member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) where she has served as a member of the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee.
Kimberly Khosla, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Kimberly Khosla is a pediatrician and food allergy mom. Thanks to her extensive experience dealing with her own three children’s numerous food allergies, she has a first-hand understanding of the day-to-day impact that food allergies have on children and their families. Dr. Khosla is in private practice at Cornerstone Pediatrics in Springboro, Ohio.
Dr. Khosla earned her medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Michael Land, MD
Department of Allergy
San Diego, CA
As the father of a food-allergic child and someone who has four other family members with food allergies, Dr. Michael Land has a special interest in food allergies. His practice at Kaiser Permanente focuses on children and adults with allergic and immunologic disorders. Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Land served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy/Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine. He is active in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), where he serves as the Past-Chair of the New Allergist/Immunologist Assembly and as Vice-Chair for the Complementary and Alternative Practices in Allergy Committee. In San Diego Dr. Land is the Vice-President of the San Diego Allergy Society and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSD Department of Pediatrics, where he supervises Allergy/Immunology fellows-in-training every week in his clinic.
Dr. Land earned his medical degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine before completing his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Land is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology.
Vaishali Mankad, MD
Prior to entering private practice at Allergy Partners of Raleigh in 2008, Dr. Vaishali Mankad served on the faculty in the division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Duke. But no experience has taught her more about the day-to-day and long-term challenges faced by individuals and families dealing with food allergies than her own daughter’s multiple food allergies and food-protein enterocolitis. Dr. Mankad has a special interest in food allergies, anaphylaxis and asthma. She enjoys the field of Allergy and Immunology because of the great potential for making a significant difference in her patients’ quality of life.
Dr. Mankad obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois’ Chicago College of Medicine. She completed a three-year pediatrics residency and a two-year fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Mankad is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and sees both children and adults in her practice.
Susan Millner, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Susan Millner is no stranger to the challenges faced by families of food-allergic children. Her oldest daughter has had food allergies, FPIES and multiple food protein intolerances since birth; her triplets are all allergic to milk, and have multiple other medical challenges as well. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker working part-time in private practice in the Chicago area, Susan helps people cope with chronic medical conditions and/or mental health issues, and the anxiety that these conditions bring. Her specialties include working with patients of all ages who have headaches or chronic illness; parents of children with food allergies or other medical or developmental issues; and mental health issues. In addition, she also supervises and trains social work, counseling and psychology students.
Susan earned her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science at the University of Michigan, her M. Ed from the University of Virginia, and her MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.
Angela Nace, PharmD, Board Liaison
Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson School of Pharmacy Philadelphia, PA
Angela Nace is the Field Coordinator for Experiential Education and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Jefferson University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. In addition, she is a registered pharmacist with over 15 years of experience in a variety of pharmacy practice settings. A member of the Kids With Food Allergies Board of Directors, she serves as the Liaison to the Medical Advisory Team. Her interest in food allergies began in 2006 when her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. Angela earned both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. After earning her degrees, she completed a Drug Information Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MSEd, RN
University of Michigan Allergy Specialty Clinic and Food Allergy Center
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor, MI
In her role as Program Director of the University of Michigan’s Allergy Specialty Clinic and Food Allergy Center, clinical allergy nurse and health educator Nancy Polmear-Swendris provides ongoing care to food-allergic patients and their families and caregivers from the time of diagnosis forward. Also a Certified School Nurse with Ann Arbor Public Schools, Nancy is devoted to educating the community about food allergies, with a special emphasis on schools, camps and child care centers. In addition, Nancy is an Educational Resource School Nurse (ERSN) for the state of Michigan, providing professional development and technical assistance related to epinephrine administration to school nurses and the school community.
Nancy is a Registered Nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University, and her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Michigan.
Karen Stickler, PsyD, MA
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Karen Stickler is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in health psychology. Having been diagnosed with food allergies as a child, Dr. Stickler has a personal understanding of the daily challenges that are faced by children and families living with food allergies. In addition to her clinical work, which primarily focuses on issues related to weight management and weight loss surgery, she also enjoys public speaking and offering training to mental health professionals as well as medical school students and graduate students within the field of psychology.
Dr. Stickler earned her BA in Psychology and Statistics at Boston University, and both her MA and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University Chicago. She is licensed to practice in Illinois.
David Stukus, MD, Chair of Medical Advisory Team
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Complex Asthma Clinic
The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Dr. David Stukus is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Allergy/Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his interest in caring for families with food allergies and other allergic conditions, he also serves as the Director of the Complex Asthma Clinic. He currently serves as the chair of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids With Food Allergies and sits on the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. He previously completed his residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. You can follow him on Twitter @AllergyKidsDoc.