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Education

Seema S. Aceves, MD, PhD

  • Director of the pediatric allergy, immunology, rheumatology specialty rotation (for allergy/immunology fellows from UCSD and Scripps Clinic, and pediatric residents from UCSD)
  • Teaches UCSD and Scripps allergy fellows, UCSD medicine and pediatric residents in allergy, EGID clinics three half-days per week
  • Mentors UCSD undergraduate, medical students, and residents in laboratory studies on eosinophilic esophagitis

John F. Bastian, MD

  • Teaches UCSD and US Navy residents in allergy and immunology clinics
  • Teaches allergy fellows from UCSD and Scripps Clinic

Jane C. Burns, MD

  • Mentors junior faculty in the development of clinical and translational research careers
  • Mentors high school students, undergraduates, medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in projects on the epidemiology, treatment, and pathophysiology of Kawasaki diseases
  • Supervises residents and medical students in the care of Kawasaki disease patients

Johanna Chang, MD

  • Presents a monthly noon conference for UCSD pediatric residents
  • Supervises and teaches medical students and residents in the pediatric rheumatology clinics

Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD

  • Supervises undergraduate students in the laboratory in projects related to the immunologic basis of Kawasaki disease

Hal M. Hoffman, MD

  • Teaches and mentors allergy/immunology fellows
  • Supervises and teaches medical students and residents in the pediatric allergy and immunology clinics concerning appropriate diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders
  • Teaches medical students and residents in the hospital as teaching attending every year on the general pediatric inpatient service at RCHSD, and lectures regularly at resident conferences
  • Teaches medical students and graduate students in Immunology and Genetics classes
  • Proctors the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) and participates in the pediatric section of the Principles to Practice course
  • Supervises undergraduates who work in the lab, Independent Study Projects (ISP) students, and supervises medical students

Anthony A. Horner, MD

  • Provides clinical training at RCHSD and its affiliated clinics for medical students, pediatric residents, and allergy/immunology fellows
  • Provides mentorship for ISP projects, a Master’s student, and a UCSD medical student in the CREST program
  • Teaches noon conference to the UCSD pediatric house staff each year
  • Directs a basic science journal club that presently has 23 members, including undergraduates, MD and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and UCSD faculty members
  • Co-directs and lectures for the Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine course at UCSD Medical School each year

Stephanie Leonard, MD

  • Teaches and mentors allergy/immunology fellows
  • Supervises and teaches medical students and residents in the pediatric allergy and immunology clinics concerning appropriate diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders
  • Teaches medical students and residents in the hospital as teaching attending every year on the general pediatric inpatient service at RCHSD, and lectures regularly at resident conferences

Karin Peterson, MD, PhD

  • Teaches UCSD and US Navy residents in allergy and immunology clinics 
  • Teaches allergy fellows from UCSD and Scripps Clinic

Robert M. Sheets, MD

  • Supervises AIR lecture series on the third Wednesday of every month for pediatrics residents, and lectures every other month
  • Teaches a monthly elective rheumatology course for UCSD pediatric residents
  • Presents a monthly noon conference for UCSD pediatric residents

Chisato Shimizu, MD

  • Supervises undergraduate and medical students in the laboratory in projects related to molecular pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease

Ilona S. Szer, MD

  • Teaches a monthly elective rheumatology course for UCSD and Balboa pediatric residents
  • Participates in several annual AAP CME meetings
  • Conducts a weekly subspecialty clinic for senior pediatric residents
  • Provides twelve-month training for second-year fellows completing adult rheumatology programs at Scripps Clinic and UCSD
  • Mentor to Johanna Chang