Allergy/Immunology Fellowship

Heather Lehman and Parteet Sandhu.

Program director Heather Lehman, MD, with 2018-2020 fellow Parteet Sandhu, MD.

Our two-year fellowship program combines participating faculty from the departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.

Our cross-departmental collaboration allows for strong clinical training and excellent research opportunities spanning the broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic medicine (asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, primary immunodeficiencies and other allergic conditions).

Our two-year fellowship is fully integrated in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, with significant cross-training in pediatric and adult allergy and clinical immunology.

You will gain valuable clinical and research experience in the fields of allergy and clinical immunology. We provide all fellows with opportunities to apply immunologic theories, principles and techniques to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases.

Our areas of clinical strength include: asthma, allergic disorders, drug reactions, urticaria, primary immunodeficiency diseases, food allergy and autoimmune diseases.


Educational features of our training program include:

  • Orientation lecture series for incoming fellows (weekly in July/August)
  • Introductory immunology series (weekly in July/August)
  • Didactic asthma/allergy conferences (weekly during academic year)
  • Allergy/Immunology Journal Club (monthly)
  • Allergy/Immunology Case Conference (monthly)
  • Basic Immunology course (weekly)
  • Board Review Jeopardy (monthly during academic year)
  • Department of Medicine grand round series (weekly)
  • Anaphylaxis simulation training (yearly)
  • Annual Weed Walk
  • Buffalo Allergy Society meeting (monthly)

Clinical Service

Clinical education includes direct patient contact in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, clinical care conferences and record reviews. Fellows provide inpatient consultations to the medical and pediatric services for allergic and immunologically-mediated disorders. You will also participate in the following outpatient clinical activities:

  • UBMD Adult Allergy/Immunology Continuity Clinic
  • UBMD Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Continuity Clinic
  • UBMD Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Clinic at University Commons
  • UBMD Adult Allergy/Immunology Clinic at Youngs Road
  • UBMD Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Transitions Clinic
  • UBMD Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Procedures Clinic
  • VA Adult Allergy/Immunology Clinic
  • Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) IVIG Infusion Service
  • UBMD Adult Rheumatology Clinic
  • OCH Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic

Elective rotations in ENT, dermatology and laboratory immunology are available.

You will train in diverse clinical sites, including Buffalo General Medical Center, Oishei Children's Hospital, UBMD Pediatrics outpatient centers, and VA Medical Center.


Our faculty are involved in a number of research projects, in both clinical and basic immunology. You will develop and complete your own research project(s). We provide our fellows with a structured research experience sufficient to result in an understanding of the basic principles of study design, performance, analysis and reporting of the assigned area of investigation. Some of these areas include/have included:

  • impact of comorbid obesity and depression in childhood asthma
  • discrepancies in skin test and specific IgE results in children with seafood allergy
  • lung function and atopy in children with asthma and depression
  • carnitine palmitoyl transferase deficiency
  • utility of FeNO for clinical decision making in the pediatric asthma clinic
  • role of B cells in Sjogren syndrome
  • development of an anaphylaxis simulation program
  • effect of a room hepafiltration system on pediatric asthma
  • assessment of humoral immunity in children with Down syndrome

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Our comprehensive fellowship training program in allergy/immunology is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Allergy Immunology (ABAI).

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To Apply

The postdoctoral education prerequisite is three years of general pediatrics training, three years of internal medicine training, or four years of med/peds residency training. Candidates should apply through ERAS and enter the allergy/immunology match through NRMP.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Jordan Koper, MA

Fellowship Program Coordinator

UBMD Pediatrics

1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0027; Fax: (716) 323-0292



1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0130
Fax: (716) 323-0296

Program Director

Lehman, Heather

Heather Lehman, MD, FAAAAI

Clinical Associate Professor and Division Chief, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

UBMD Pediatrics Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0130; Fax: (716) 323-0296



Brady, Sean

Sean Brady, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

1020 Youngs Road Amherst, NY 14221

Phone: 716-961-9900; Fax: 716-961-9911


Our Current Fellows

David Fan, MD.

David Fan, MD

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; Residency: Scripps Green Hospital; Hometown: San Diego, CA

Daniel Hamilton, MD.

Daniel Hamilton, MD

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Lancaster, NY

Simranjit Kaur, MD.

Simranjit Kaur, MD

Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

Anushka Patel, DO.

Anushka Patel, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Residency: McLaren Health Care; Hometown: Seneca, SC/Sicklerville, NJ

Annya Suman, MD.

Annya Suman, MD

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas; Residency: Medstar Health; Hometown: Mississauga, ON

ACGME Accredited

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).