Food Allergies and Oral Immunotherapy

Dr. Purvi S. Parikh, pediatric allergy and immunologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses the importance of having options for patients living in constant fear of accidental exposure to peanuts, best practices when it comes to food allergies and the potential of oral immunotherapies for that community.

Dr Purvi Parikh is an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill. She is currently on faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in both departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.  

She is a champion for the United Nation Foundation’s vaccine initiative [email protected] and has travelled on their behalf to Zambia. She recently participated in a vaccine panel with Zoe Saldana representing [email protected]  

She is also a spokesperson for the Allergy and Asthma Network which is the leading patient advocacy group for patients and their families who suffer from life threatening allergic and immunologic conditions. She frequently makes appearance as a medical contributor on their behalf to NBC, FOX, CNN, Wallstreet Journal and CBS. She has her own monthly column in Us News and World report. She has been passionate about health policy and She also is on the board of directors of the advocacy council of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She travels to Washington, D.C. multiple times per year to influence policy, testify before the government, and advocate for her patients on behalf of these organizations as well as the United Nations Foundation/[email protected] and Allergy and Asthma Network.

She is currently the youngest president of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society. She was recently named in Emory University’s inaugural 40 under 40 class where they chose outstanding young alumni in their 20s and 30s from all of Emory’s graduate and undergraduate programs. “

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