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Clinical Immunology & Allergy

Immunology

The Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Western University is involved in the training and education of medical students and residents. Clinical Immunology and Allergy is a certified specialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada that encompasses a broad scope of conditions including food allergy, venom allergy, environmental allergy, contact dermatitis, urticaria/angioedema, immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and asthma. We see patients of all ages. We use specialized treatments including immunotherapy (including peanut oral immunotherapy) and biologic agents to treat atopic disease.

The Division currently has general allergy clinic as well as specialized clinics focusing on drug allergy, insect venom allergy, and asthma. Our clinics are at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, and we provide inpatient consults at all of the London Hospitals.


Division Chair:
Dr. Harold Kim MD, FRCPC (Harold.Kim@lhsc.on.ca)
Division Chair/Chief, Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Research Interests and Specializations:
Epinephrine in food allergy, food desensitization and challenges, Biologics in asthma, Editor Allergy Asthma Clinical Immunology, VP Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 

Division Administrative Assistant:
Jhasna Bermudez
(Jhasna.Bermudez@lhsc.on.ca)
Room B3-102, St. Joseph's Hospital
Phone: (519) 685-8167
Fax:(519) 685-8274


Division Members:

Dr. William Moote MD, FRCPC (Program Director) (moote@uwo.ca)
Bio: Dr. Moote graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Western Ontario in 1979, and earned his certification in Clinical Immunology & Allergy in 1983 at the University of Western Ontario, and fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in 1984 in Internal Medicine. He has specialized in Clinical Immunology & Allergy in London, Ontario since 1984, and served as the division chief from 1992–2002. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. The division operates an active postgraduate education program that trains physicians interested in a clinical practice or research career in Clinical Immunology & Allergy. He has been the training program director from 1992–2017. Dr. Moote is a past-president of the Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, having served on the Board of Directors from 1985 to 1998, and as president in 1992–1994. Current research interests include ASA exacerbated respiratory disease, and immunotherapy.

Dr. Mark Kuprowski BSc. MSc. MD FRCPC (Mark.Kuprowski@sjhc.london.on.ca)
Bio: Dr. Kuprowski is an Assistant Professor at Western University. He completed His undergraduate studies and graduate studies at Western before doing his MD at the University of Toronto. He completed his Internal Medicine training at McMaster and his Clinical Immunology training at Western University. He hold his FRCPC in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Dr. Samira Jeimy MD, PhD, FRCPC (Samira.Jeimy@lhsc.on.ca)
Dr. Jeimy completed her undergraduate medical training and internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto, followed by clinical immunology and allergy fellowship at Western University. She also completed PhD studies in medical sciences at McMaster University, supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Banting and Best Doctoral Award. She is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine and in clinical immunology and allergy. She is also board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is an assistant professor at Western University and the incoming training Program Director for Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Western University as of July 2019. Her clinical practice includes both adult and paediatric patients, seen for a wide spectrum of allergic and immunologic conditions. Her research interests include chronic urticaria, hereditary angioedema, food and drug allergies, anaphylaxis, and the use of biologic therapies in allergic and immunologic disorders.