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Heather                        Lehman

Heather K. Lehman MD, FAAAI

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Allergy and Immunology; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Allergy/Immunology, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education Consortium (2008)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education Consortium (2006)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education Consortium (2004)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, cum laude (2003)
  • BA, Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, summa cum laude (1999)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Director, NYS SCID Specialty Care Center, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Clinical Director of Allergy/Immunology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Division of Allergy/Immunology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2011–2014)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2008–2011)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award (2015)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Thomas F. Frawley, MD, Residency Research Fellowship (2008)
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society: Award in Pediatric Skills (2003)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2001)
  • Zonta Memorial Career/Professional Award (1999)
  • University at Buffalo: Organic Chemistry Award (1997)
  • University at Buffalo: Grace Capen Memorial Award (1997)
  • Golden Key Honorary Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Buswell Mentored Research Fellowship (2008-2011)
  • University at Buffalo: Distinguished Honors Scholarship (1995-1999)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Early Assurance Program (1997-1999)
  • Generalist Scholar in Pediatrics (2002-2003)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2016-2017)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 2015–July 2020
    Treating Caregiver Depression to Improve Childhood Asthma: Impact and Mediators
    NIH/NHLBI
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,987,363
  • July 2016–June 2017
    Defining and Treating a New Pediatric Asthma Endotype: Depression-Related Asthma Mediated by the Cholinergic Pathway
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $47,000
  • October 2012–August 2013
    A Prospective Observational and Retrospective Chart Review of Pediatric Asthma Subjects Using the HEPAirX Technology
    Air Innovations
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,000
  • August 2009–August 2011
    The Effect of Monteleukast on the Quantitative MUC Gene Expression in Nasal Polyp Epithelium and Submucosal Glands in the NOD/scid/IL-2Rynull Mouse
    Merck and Co, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $79,255
  • July 2008–June 2011
    Reactivating Hyporesponsive T Cells in the Chronic Inflammatory Microenvironment of Upper Airway Disease
    University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $240,000
  • March 2010–February 2011
    Role of Memory T Cells in Pathogenesis and Resolution of Inflammatory Diseases
    NIH/NIAID
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $396,250
  • February 2009–February 2010
    Humoral Immunodeficiency in Pediatric Down Syndrome Patients
    Fondation Jerome Lejeune (Paris, France)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $13,000

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Holmes LC, St. George K, Faden HS, Burg M, Berti R, Lamson D, Lehman HK. Retrospective Study on Patients Presenting with Wheezing and Enterovirus D68 Infection.. Pediatrics. 2016; 137(Sup 3).
  • Lampkin S, Holmes LC, Lehman HK. High Confidence and Low Caregiver Knowledge in Asthma Management at Inner City Pediatric Clinics. PAS Meeting Abstracts. 2014.
  • Lehman HK, Lillis KA, Augustine M, Shaha S, Ballow M. Initiation of Chronic Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Children with Asthma in the Pediatric Emergency Department. PAS Meeting Abstracts. 2005; 57.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. "Immunoglobin Therapy". Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. 2016.
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. "Chapter 44: Immune Compromise Due to Metabolic Disorders". Stiehm‘s Immune Deficiencies. 2014.
  • Ballow M, Lehman HK. "Chapter 71: Approach to the Patient with Recurrent Infections". Middleton‘s Allergy: Principles and Practice. 2013.
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. "Intravenous Immune Serum Globulin (IVIG) Therapy in Patients with Antibody Immune Deficiency". Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. 2010.
  • Stiehm ER, Orange JS, Ballow M, Lehman HK. "Therapeutic Use of Immunoglobulins". Advances in Pediatrics. 2010.

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2006–2010)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Fellow (2006–present)
  • Clinical Immunology Society
Presentations:
  • "Immunologic Abnormalities in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2017)
  • "Rethinking Corticosteroid Safety Based on Growth Studies in Children with Asthma" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2017)
  • "Solar Angioedema: Tropical Vacationer's Nightmare" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2016)
  • "Assessment, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Asthma" Asthma Educator Institute, American Lung Association (2016)
  • "Comparison of Caregiver Confidence and Knowledge in Asthma Management by Socioeconomic Status" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2016)
  • "Allergy Updates: Pediatric Asthma Management, Pulmonary Function Testing and Food Allergy Prevention" , Buffalo Pediatric Society (2016)
  • "Rethinking Inhaled Corticosteroid Safety Based on Growth Studies in Children with Asthma" Symposium, New York State Society for Respiratory Care (2016)
  • "The Effect of Spirometry Testing on Asthma Disease Classification in a Pediatric Primary Care Office" J. Warren Perry Poster Day, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (2016)
  • "Rethinking Corticosteroid Safety Based on Growth Studies in Children with Asthma" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2016)
  • "Evaluation for Colonic IgG4-Related Disease in a Young Child" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2015)
  • "Retrospective Study on Patients Presenting with Wheezing and Enterovirus D68 Infection" National Conference and Exhibition, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Comparison of Caregiver Knowledge In Asthma Management Between Inner City Pediatric Clinics and Allergy Clinic" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Food Allergy Update 2015" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "An Evaluation of the Treatment of Anaphylaxis in a Pediatric Emergency Room Setting" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (2015)
  • "Correlation Between Clinical Response and Specific Antibody Levels in Patients Receiving IVIG for Humoral Immunodeficiency" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2015)
  • "Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Tool to Initiate Referral of Hospitalized Asthmatics to Specialist Care" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2015)
  • "The Animated Asthma Patient" www.YoutandAsthma.com, Prime Medic, Inc. (2015)
  • "High Confidence and Low Caregiver Knowledge in Asthma Management at Inner City Pediatric Clinics" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Patient and Family Assessment" Asthma Educator Institute, American Lung Association (2014)
  • "Newborn Screening for SCID: The New York State Experience" 94th Meeting, Central New York Pediatric Club (2013)
  • "Functional NK Cell Deficiency in an Infant with Crohn Disease" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2012)
  • "An Evaluation of Pneumococcal Titers in Patients Receiving Ig Replacement for Immunodeficiency" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2012)
  • "Evaluation of Coverage of Allergy Concepts in Electronic Health Records" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2012)
  • "The Role of Primary Immunodeficiency in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis" Western New York ENT Grand Rounds (2012)
  • "SCID Newborn Screening: First-year Experience in NYS and Western New York" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Evidence for T-cell Arrest in a Chronic Inflammatory Microenvironment" GME Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • "Impaired Pneumococcal Antibody Titers in Children with Down Syndrome" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2011)
  • "A 3-Year Old Male with Recurrent Fever in the Setting of Isolated Elevated C-Reactive Protein" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2010)
  • "Evidence for T-cell Arrest in Chronic Inflammatory and Tumor Microenvironments" 13th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference (2010)
  • "The Connection of Chronic Sinusitis and Primary Immunodeficiency" 2010 National Conference, Immune Deficiency Foundation (2010)
  • "Humoral Immunodeficiency in Pediatric Down Syndrome Patients" , Down Syndrome Parent Group of Western New York (2010)
  • "T Cells in Nasal Polyposis Demonstrate Hyporesponsiveness to Signaling through the T Cell Receptor" Spring Clinical Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2010)
  • "T Cells in Nasal Polyposis Demonstrate Hyporesponsiveness to Signaling through the T Cell Receptor" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2010)
  • "A 5-Year Old Female with Recurrent Shingles without Evidence of Immunodeficiency" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2009)
  • "Update on Vaccine Allergy" , Buffalo Allergy Society (2009)
  • "T Cells in Nasal Polyposis Demonstrate Hyporesponsiveness to Signaling through the T Cell Receptor" 9th Annual Buffalo Conference on Immunology (2009)
  • "The Evaluation of Recurrent Fever in Children" Pediatric Residency Program Case Conference Series, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "The Connection of Chronic Sinusitis and Primary Immunodeficiency" 2009 National Conference, Immune Deficiency Foundation (2009)
  • "Hyporesponsive T Cells in the Chronic Inflammatory Microenvironment of Nasal Polyposis" GME Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2009)
  • "Amiodarone Anaphylaxis in a 76-Year Old Male" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2008)
  • "Hyporesponsive T Cells in the Chronic Inflammatory Microenvironment of Nasal Polyposis" 8th Annual Buffalo Conference on Immunology (2008)
  • "Presentation of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency/Omenn Syndrome" Pediatric Residency Program Case Conference Series, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Immunodeficiency Presenting with Lymphocytic Pulmonary Nodules and Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma" , Clinical Immunology Society School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (2007)
  • "Oral Baclofen Desensitization in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis Requiring Intrathecal Baclofen Pump" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2007)
  • "Zinc Deficiency and Omenn Syndrome" Annual Meeting, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2007)
  • "Basic Immunology and Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases" Operation Outreach, Immune Deficiency Foundation (2007)
  • "Initiation of Maintenance Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Children with Asthma in the Pediatric Emergency Department" Senior Resident Presentation Day, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Initiation of Chronic Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Children with Asthma in the Pediatric Emergency Department" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Anti-Inflammatory Therapy in Children with Asthma Presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Room" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine of Biomedical Sciences (2003)
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Service Activities:
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: In-Training Exam Committee; Co-Chair (2016–2018)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: PIDD Committee; Co-Chair (2016–2018)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: In-Training Exam Committee; Team Captain (2014)
  • Erie County Asthma Coalition; Consultant (2013–2017)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education Grievance Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • PLoS ONE Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • Buffalo Allergy Society; President (2012–2015)
  • P2 Collaborative of Western New York: Pediatric Asthma Steering Committee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2012–2014)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Asthma Education Subcommittee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council - Appeals Committee; Committee Member (2011–2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Allergy/Immunology EMR Templates; Developer (2011)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: In-Training Exam Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: PIDD Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011–present)
  • New York State SCID Newborn Screening Consortium; Member (2011–present)
  • Immunological Investigations Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (2009–2014)
  • Buffalo Allergy Society; Member (2009–present)

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Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7258
Fax: (716) 888-3841
Email: hkm@buffalo.edu

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