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Dr. Howard Schanker was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Medical School at SUNY-Downstate in New York City, receiving his M.D. degree in June of 1977. His fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology was obtained at UCLA, where he won the Young Investigators Award from the American College of Physicians. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. His interests are in physician education and the investigation of new pharmacological treatments of asthma and rhinitis. He has been a past Director of Medical Education and Research at Bellflower Hospital and currently is chairperson, Seminars Committee of the American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has recently co-authored several articles on asthma and Scuba diving.
Dr. Jonathan Corren was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with honors in Biology and then completed his medical training at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Following his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, he received fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Corren accepted a faculty position as staff physician and research associate at National Jewish until returning to Los Angeles in 1991.
His research interests currently focus on new treatments for allergies and asthma and the role of food and exercise in improving allergic diseases.
He has authored approximately 150 articles, book chapters and research abstracts, edited 2 books about allergies, and recently authored a book for patients about allergies.
Dr. Rita Kachru was raised in the Chicago area. She graduated from the combined 7 year medical program at the University of Wisconsin-Medical College of Wisconsin. She is board certified in Allergy-Immunology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Prior to her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at USC, she was an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at New York Medical College.
She has authored and co-authored multiple abstracts, articles and chapters in her field and has served as a consultant for NBC news as well as several local and national publications.
Dr. Jonathan Corren was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with honors in Biology and then completed his medical training at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.Read Full Biography