Rita Kachru, MD
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Rita Kachru, MD

  • Allergy and Immunology
Average rating: 4.9
(63 ratings)  
Santa Monica Allergy & Immunology | 1245 16th Street, Suite 303, Santa Monica, CA 90404


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certification

Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 2005


Allergy & Immunology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2005


Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, 2000


Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, 1997


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1996



Santa Monica

Santa Monica Allergy & Immunology

Allergy and Immunology| Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Eosinophilic esophagitis
Oral challenge
Peanut allergy desensitization
Food allergy



  • Food Allergy
  • Oral Immunotherapy
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis


  1. Kachru R. (September 2020). Psychosocial Issues and Quality of Life Associated with Food Allergy. Journal of Food Allergy. Food Allergy Primer, 2(1), 95-98
  2. Kachru R, Lim K, Anderson L. (2020). The Role of Biologics and Precision Based Medicine in Treating Atopic Diseases in Children. Current Treatment Options Allergy, 7, 312-325
  3. Palisade Group of Clinical Investigators, Kachru R. (November 2018). AR101 Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(21), 1991-2001
  4. Kohn L, Kachru R. (February 2019). Management Dilemma: Initial Treatment for Newly Diagnosed SLE complicated by Corticosteroid Allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol., 143(2), Supplement p1A-4A; AB1-440.
  5. Peng T, Wang V, Kachru R. (February 2017). Retrospective Review of Clinical Outcomes Post Physician-Supervised Negative Oral Baked Egg Challenge.  J Allergy Clin Immunol., 139(2), Supplement
  6. Corren J, Kachru R.  (2016). Relationship between nonallergic airway disease and asthma. In J. N. Baraniuk, and D. Shusterman (Eds.). Nonallergic rhinitis: Clinical Allergy and Immunology, book 19 (pp. 100-114). CRC Press.
  7. Bundy V, Geng B, Kachru R, Garcia-Lloret M. (November 2014). IgG4-Related Disease in a patient with allergic rhinitis, eosinophilia and chronic urticaria. J Allergy Clin Immunol., 113(5), A15
  8. Corren J, Kachru R. (2007). Relationship between nonallergic upper airway disease and asthma, Clin Allergy Immunol., 19, 101-14
  9. Kachru R, Morphew T, Kehl S, Jones C. (January 2007). Validation of a single survey that can be used for case identification and assessment of asthma control: The Breathmobile Program. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunol., 97(6), 775-83
  10. Kachru R, Corren J. (January 2007). Characteristics of Chronic Rhinitis in Children. J Allergy Clin Immunol., 119(1)

In the News

Dr. Kachru has appeared on:

  • The Doctors
  • The Ricki Lake Show
  • NBC Nightly News with Lestor Holt

Dr. Kachru has been a medical consultant for:

  • LA Times
  • LA Parent Magazine
  • Medscape
  • Undark
  • KPCC


  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2020 - 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Food Allergy Research Education Clinical Care Network, 2015 - present, Principal Investigator
  • Genentech, Open Label Extension Study of Omalizumab in patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps, (Apr 2018 – Nov 2018), Principal Investigator
  • Aimmune Therapeutics, Real World AR101 Market Supporting Experience Study in Peanut-Allergic Children Ages 4 to 17 years old, (2017 – 2018), Principal Investigator
  • Aimmune Therapeutics, Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR101 For Desensitization in Children and Adults (PALISADES) (2015 - 2017), Principal Investigator