Heather K. Lehman MD, FAAAAI

Heather Lehman

Heather K. Lehman
MD, FAAAAI

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

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Allergy and Immunology; Asthma; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0130
Fax: (716) 323-0296
hkm@buffalo.edu


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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:

  • Site Director, FARE Clinical Network Clinical Care Center of Distinction (2020-present)
  • Division Chief, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, UBMD Pediatrics (2017-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2014-present)
  • Clinical Director, Allergy/Immunology, Oishei Children's Hospital (2014-present)
  • Director, NYS SCID Specialty Care Center, Oishei Children's Hospital (2014-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Allergy/Immunology, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Allergy/Immunology, Oishei Children's Hospital (2008-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2011–2014)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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)
  • Castle Connolly: Exceptional Women in Medicine (2019-2020)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2015-2021)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • University at Buffalo: Distinguished Honors Scholarship (1995-1999)
  • Golden Key Honorary Society
  • Buswell Mentored Research Fellowship (2008-2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Early Assurance Program (1997-1999)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Generalist Scholar in Pediatrics (2002-2003)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2020–December 2025
    A 5-Year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing Therapy for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Skin Conditions
    TARGET PharmaSolutions, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • December 2019–December 2021
    Single Arm, Open-Label, Multicenter, Registry Study of Revcovi (elapegademase-lvlr) Treatment in ADA-SCID Patients Requiring Enzyme Replacement Therapy
    Leadiant Biosciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • December 2019–November 2021
    Effects of infant egg consumption on child health and cognition development
    Egg Nutrition Center
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $199,806
  • January 2019–December 2020
    A Phase III, Open-label, Prospective, Multicenter Study to Assess Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Kedrion Intravenous Immunoglobulin 10 in PID Patients
    Kedrion S.p.A.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • August 2015–July 2020
    Treating Caregiver Depression to Improve Childhood Asthma: Impact and Mediators
    NIH/NHLBI
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,987,363
  • September 2018–November 2019
    Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity and Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of HYQVIA in Pediatric Subjects with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
    Baxalta US Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • December 2016–October 2019
    A Study of EZN-2279 Administered as a Weekly Intramuscular Injection in Patients with ADA-Deficient Combined Immunodeficiency
    Leadiant Biosciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2018–June 2019
    Project ASTHMA - Aligning with Schools to Help Manage Asthma
    University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $49,650
  • 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
    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
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Lehman HK, Sandhu P. (2021) In: "Common Variable Immunodeficiency, Hypogammaglobulinemia, and Specific Antibody Deficiency". Springer International Publishing
  • Lehman HK. (2020) In: "Nutritional and stress effects on immunologic function". Academic Press
  • Ballow M, Lehman HK, Leiding JW. (2019) In: "Approach to the Patient with Recurrent Infections". Mosby
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. (2016) In: "Immunoglobin Therapy". Elsevier
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. (2014) In: "Immune compromise due to metabolic disorders". Elsevier
  • Ballow M, Lehman HK. (2013) In: "Approach to the Patient with Recurrent Infections". Mosby
  • Lehman HK, Ballow M. (2010) In: "Intravenous Immune Serum Globulin (IVIG) Therapy in Patients with Antibody Immune Deficiency". Mosby
  • Stiehm ER, Orange JS, Ballow M, Lehman HK. (2010) In: "Therapeutic Use of Immunoglobulins". Mosby

Abstracts:

  • Holmes LC, St. George K, Faden HS, Burg M, Berti R, Lamson D, Lehman HK. (2017) Retrospective Study on Patients Presenting with Wheezing and Enterovirus D68 Infection. (Sep)

Professional Memberships:

  • Clinical Immunology Society (2013–present)
  • Buffalo Allergy Society (2009–present)
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2006–2010)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Fellow (2006–present)

Presentations:

  • "Masks Off and Allergies are Back – a year of updates in Allergy and Immunology" Oishei Children’s Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Allergy Evaluation and Environmental Control" NYS Department of Health Asthma Control Program (2021)
  • "Addressing Early Introduction of Peanuts in Infants and Improving the Screening Process at Community Based Clinics: A Resident-Led QI Project" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2020)
  • "Allergy/Immunology Updates: Food Allergy Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment; Asthma Therapy and EPR-4 Preview" Pediatric Grand Rounds; Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2020)
  • "Outcomes for Patients with Uncontrolled Severe Persistent Asthma Switched from Omalizumab to Dupilumab: A Case Series" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2020)
  • "Rashes that Suggest Immunodeficiency and When to Pursue Immune Evaluation in Patients Presenting with Rashes" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2020)
  • "Immune System Basics" Education Meeting; Immune Deficiency Foundation (2019)
  • "Overview of Immunoglobin Therapy" Education Meeting; Immune Deficiency Foundation (2019)
  • "This is Nuts: Evolution of Nut Allergy Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Fundamentals of Asthma" Annual Conference; Association of Asthma Educators (2019)
  • "The Addition of Spirometry Testing in a Pediatric Primary Care Office Increases Asthma Severity and Control Classification Compared to Clinical History Alone" Annual Conference; Association of Asthma Educators (2019)
  • "Springtime Allergies" Wellness Wednesdays; WNLO CW23 (2019)
  • "Treatment of Adenosine Deaminase Severe Combined Immunodeficiency with Pegylated Recombinant Adenosine Deaminase: A Clinical Trial of Patients Transitioned from Pegademase to Elapegademase-lvlr" Annual Meeting; Clinical Immunology Society (2019)
  • "Evaluating Systemic Side Effects in Children Receiving Inhaled Steroids" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2019)
  • "Successful Desensitization for Severe Local Reactions to Anakinra" Annual Meeting; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2018)
  • "Defining and Treating a New Pediatric Asthma Endotype: Depression-Related Asthma Mediated by the Cholinergic Pathway" Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "SCID Newborn Screen Update: Piloting 2nd Tier Genetic Testing" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Atopic Sensitization and Inflammation in Depressed versus Non-depressed Asthmatic Children" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2018)
  • "Evaluating Systemic Side Effects in Children Receiving Inhaled Corticosteroids" Annual Meeting; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2018)
  • "The Effect of Spirometry Testing on Asthma Severity and Control Classification in a Pediatric Primary Care Office" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2017)
  • "The Evaluation of the VEOIBD Patient in the Immunology Clinic" Immunology Grand Rounds; University of Rochester (2017)
  • "Update on Food Allergy" WNY Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference (2017)
  • "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" Bi-Monthly Meeting; 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)
  • "Update on Food Allergy: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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)
  • "Newborn Screening for Immune Deficiency" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "SCID Newborn Screening: First-year Experience in NYS and Western New York" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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" Invited Presentation; 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" Invited Presentation; 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" Invited Presentation; 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:

  • Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology; Guest Editor (2020)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Immune Deficiency Committee; Chair (2018–2020)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: In-Training Exam Committee; Chair (2018–2020)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: PIDD Committee; Chair (2018–2020)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Promotions and Tenure Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Annual Meeting Abstracts; Reviewer (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Appeals Committee; Chair (2017–present)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: PIDD Committee; Co-Chair (2016–2018)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: In-Training Exam Committee; Co-Chair (2016–2018)
  • Erie County Asthma Coalition; American Lung Association; 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 Grievance Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • PLoS ONE Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • P2 Collaborative of Western New York; Pediatric Asthma Steering Committee; Steering Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • Buffalo Allergy Society; President (2012–2015)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Asthma Education Subcommittee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2012–2014)
  • Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Core Immunology Course (IMC516); Director (2011–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 Journal of Rhinology and Allergy; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011–present)
  • 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)
  • New York State SCID Newborn Screening Consortium; Member (2011–present)
  • Immunological Investigations; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (2009–2014)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0130
Fax: (716) 323-0296
hkm@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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