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Message from the Chief

Morton J. Cowan, MD

Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

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Fellowship Program

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The division has recently established an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship. Two trainees (one Pediatric and one Internal Medicine) will be accepted each year for the two-year program.

Major Goals of the Training Program

The UCSF A1 Fellowship Training Program is currently accepting pediatricians and internists who desire to train for a career in allergy/immunology. The goal of the program is to provide outstanding clinical and research training in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology to physicians with a primary interest in an academic career. The UCSF A1 Fellowship training program utilizes the world-class basic immunology program at UCSF, which includes well-funded investigators who study all aspects of immunology and allergic inflammation. We have outstanding graduate training in the UCSF Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program, with approximately 50 current advanced trainees in Immunology. An NIH T32 Training Grant supports postdoctoral research in the Immunology program. Complementary clinical resources include a wealth of physician faculty in pediatrics, internal medicine, and allied subspecialties to train clinical fellows in immunology and allergy. A unique aspect of the program is its strong relationship with the UCSF Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, which is ranked among the top programs of its size in the U.S., with expertise and special emphasis in treating children with primary immunodeficiency disorders. UCSF is the lead institution for the Primary Immunodeficiency Treatment Consortium, which has the objective of advancing our understanding and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases as well as training junior scientists and clinicians in primary immune deficiency. UCSF is a leader and referral center for the California SCID newborn screening program. Finally, UCSF is an active member of the NIH-sponsored Asthma Clinical Research Network of clinical centers dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of asthma. A1 trainees will be exposed to all of these resources during their training.

Application Deadline: 12/31/12

Electives for Residents and Students: Yes

Special Requirements:American Board of Pediatrics or Internal Medicine eligible or certified

For more information please contact:

Program Director Morna Dorsey, MD

Phone:  (415) 476-2171 

Fax: (415) 502-2625



Associate Director Katherine Gundling

Phone: (415) 476-0735

Fax: (415) 476-5712



Program Coordinator Diana Block

Phone: (415) 502-7816

Fax: (415) 502-4867



Program Administrator Betty Liao

Phone: (415) 476-2656

Fax: (415) 502-4867


Last updated 10-14-2014