Dr. Mark Grijnsztein, MD, allergy and immunology specialist discusses peanut allergies in young children and talks about a new treatment option, the first ever FDA approved oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut allergy, PALFORZIA® (Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp). He is joined by Robyn Lao whose daughter has a peanut allergy and is being treated with PALFORZIA.
Dr. Mark Grijnsztein, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist and currently practices at Sutter Medical Foundation in Elk Grove, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center – Ose Adams Medical Pavilion and graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine.
Robyn Lao is a mother of two: Addie (5) and Ryan (2), who have both struggled with food allergies, eczema and asthma. Ryan has since grown out of his food allergies a few months ago!
Robyn is a pediatric surgery nurse practitioner (NP) at University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA with a background in pediatric critical care at the University of California, San Francisco, where she graduated from the acute care pediatric NP program. She also has a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of San Francisco and is the president of the Sacramento chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).