Allergy/Immunology
Appointments:
(504) 896-9589
Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Children's Hospital, Main Campus
The Metairie Center


Physicians:
Ricardo U. Sorensen, MD, Director
Kenneth Paris, MD
Victoria Dimitriades, MD
Augusto Ochoa, MD
Luke Wall, MD

The Allergy and Immunology Department provides complete allergy evaluation through history and physical examination, skin prick testing, patch testing, and bloodwork. We work with our patients to find a management plan which best works for their symptoms and lifestyle. This may include avoidance measures, medications and/or immunotherapy vaccines.

We also provide allergic asthma evaluation as well as treatment and action plan training for families and caregivers.

As the only Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Immunodeficiencies in this region, the department also offers full evaluation of both adult and pediatric patients with recurrent or unusual infections or a family history of immunodeficiency disorders. Evaluation includes laboratory quantitation of all immunoglobulin classes and function studies, T and B cell quantitation and function, and evaluation of phagocytes and complement.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis/Allergic skin disorders
  • Food Allergy
  • Urticaria (hives, welts)
  • Anaphylaxis (severe reactions to foods, drugs, insect stings, or ant bites)
  • Angioedema ( swelling)
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disease

Online Resources:

Primary Immunodeficiency resource center: http://www.info4pi.org/

Information on allergies and asthma: http://www.acaai.org/allergist/Pages/default.aspx

Ricardo U. Sorensen, MD
Director, Allergy/Immunology, Children's Hospital
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center
 
Professional School: University of Chile School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile

Special Interests: Recurrent infections, primary immunodeficiency disorders, pneumococcal vaccines

In Area Since:1989
In Practice Since:1964
Kenneth Paris, MD, MPH
Allergist/Immunologist, Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center
 
Professional School: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans; Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans

Residency: Brown University, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI, Pediatrics

Specialty Training: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, Allergy/Immunology 

Special Interests: Primary Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis

In Area Since: 1993
In Practice Since: 2000
Victoria Dimitriades, MD
Allergist/Immunologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional School: University of Miami School of Medicine

Residency: Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatrics

Specialty Training: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, Allergy/Immunology

Special Interests: Food allergy, Allergic rhinitis, Atopic dermatitis, Primary immunodeficiency

In Area Since: 2005
In Practice Since: 2006
Allergist/Immunologist, Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
LSUHealth Sciences Center

Professional School: Universidad de Antioquia, Columbia, University of Minnesota, National Cancer Institute, Washington D.C.

Special Interests: Allergies to food, Asthma, Immodeficiencies

In Area Since:2000
In Practice Since:1982

Allergist/Immunologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Residency / Chief Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA, Pediatrics

Specialty Training: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, Allergy/Immunology

Special Interests: Pediatric and adult primary immunodeficiency, asthma, allergic disorders

In Area Since: 2003
In Practice Since: 2013


   

 

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