Allergy & Immunology

The Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA was established in 1962 by Dr. Sheldon C. Siegel. The Allergy & Immunology Fellowship is a two to three-year program with both Pediatric and Internal Medicine tracks and features diverse clinical and research training.

Clinical training occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings and extensively covers allergy, asthma, food allergy, eosinophilic disorders, occupational lung diseases and primary immune deficiencies.

Program Objectives

The program is committed to train fellows to become leaders in the field Allergy & Immunology. We strive for our fellows to acquire expert-level clinical competence. Our fellows can expect:

  • The option for two or three years of study
  • Intensive, hands-on expert-level clinical practice in the care of children, adolescents and adults with routine and complex allergic/immunologic disorders
  • Thorough preparation for a career in clinical practice, research, or both
  • Clinical and laboratory research training

We offer a unique balance of research and clinical training. The program is open to graduates from categorical programs in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Med-Peds that wish to pursue a sub-specialization in Allergy and Immunology.

The fellowship is designed to be tailored to each fellow's specific career goals. Fellows interested in a career in clinical Allergy and/or clinical Immunology may select assignments from a broad range of clinical subspecialty electives such as Dermatology, ENT, Pulmonary Medicine and Gastroenterology among others. Fellows interested in a research track that successfully apply for research grants are guaranteed a minimum of 75% protected time in their second and third year to work on their research projects.

Board certification requirements are achieved during the first two required years of the program. Within the first 2 years the program's main focuses are Clinical and Educational with the optional 3rd year offering the opportunity to conduct in-depth Research. Clinical experience includes both pediatric and adult Allergy & Immunology.