Robert E. Reisman, MD ’56 Memorial Fund and Lecture

Dr. Robert Reisman

Remembering Reisman

Robert E. Reisman, MD ’56, was a preeminent allergist-immunologist who served the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Buffalo health care community for over four decades.

A clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics, Reisman was both a superb clinician and researcher. In collaboration with Carl Arbesman, MD, he elucidated many fundamental aspects of allergic diseases. He also played a major role in training allergy-immunology residents and specialists.

In 1993, Reisman was awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians.

The Inaugural Robert Reisman, MD ’56 Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ballow

Thursday, October 11, 2018

4:00 PM, with reception to follow

Constructing Individualized Treatments for Patients with Immune Dyregulatory Diseases


Mark Ballow, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida
at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2220, Buffalo, NY 14203

RSVP by October 4, 2018 to Tracy Oun at or (716) 829-2773

About Mark Ballow, MD

Mark Ballow, MD is currently Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida in the Division of Allergy/Immunology. Dr. Ballow received his medical degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He then completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota in Clinical Immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Good. After finishing his time in the Army at Walter Reed Hospital, Dr. Ballow joined the Department of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. From 1988 to 2012 Dr. Ballow was Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo an affiliate hospital of SUNY Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Training Program Director of the Allergy/Immunology fellowship program, and Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory. Dr. Ballow is board certified in Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, and Clinical Laboratory Immunology. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), where he has served on numerous committees and held office as treasurer and more recently as President of the AAAAI (2010-2011). Dr. Ballow is also a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the Clinical Immunology Society. He was a member of the Blood Product Advisory Committee of CBER/FDA. He currently serves on the medical advisory committee for the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), and is consulting medical director for the IDF.  Dr. Ballow is an ad hoc reviewer for 19 peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board for Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, was co-editor for Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology between 2001-2018. Dr. Ballow is author or coauthor of more than 180 peer-reviewed papers, 50 books/book chapters or monographs, and more than 100 abstracts. His areas of research interest are primary immune deficiency disorders, and immunoglobulin (IVIG) replacement therapy, and its mechanisms of action.