Allergy/immunology at UBMD Pediatrics recognized

The division of allergy/Immunology at UBMD Pediatrics has been named a Clinical Care Center of Distinction in the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network.

FARE is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Its clinical network is a coalition of top food allergy centers and sets the standard for breakthrough food allergy research and clinical care across the U.S.

“We are honored to receive the designation of a Clinical Care Center of Distinction in the FARE Clinical Network,” said physician Heather Lehman, division chief of allergy/immunology and rheumatology at UBMD Pediatrics and clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo.

“Our goal has always been to provide excellent care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of food allergies to the children of Western New York. Joining the FARE Clinical Network gives us the opportunity to ensure that state-of-the-art food allergy care and research is accessible to our patients and the community,” said Lehman.

The designation indicates that FARE recognizes the division of allergy/immunology as a provider of exceptional patient care and community education while generating real-world data through daily clinical care.

Physician Steven Lipshultz, president of UBMD Pediatrics and chairman of pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, and pediatric chief-of service at Kaleida Health, said “This recognition reaffirms our dedication, commitment, and focus on achieving the best outcomes for children with food allergies. Designation from the Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network as a Clinical Care Center of Distinction allows us to provide even more cutting-edge treatments for our patients. Our center is a place of life and hope, where our physicians are hard at work refining disease treatments and creating novel therapies for you. Our mission is your health.”