Allergy & Immunology

Penn Allergy & Immunology Faculty

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Andrea J. Apter

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Section of Allergy and Immunology
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
829 West Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5120
Fax: (215) 662-2425
Education:
B.A. (with High Honors)
University of Connecticut (Mathematics), 1970.
M.A.
Temple University (Mathematics), 1972.
Post-Bacca (Pre-Health Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
M.Sc
Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology), 1997.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Chicago, IL, 1984-1987.
Fellow in Allergy and Immunology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1987-1989.
Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, 1995-1997.
Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985.
American Board of Internal Medical, 1987.
American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 1989.
American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Recertification, 1999.
American Board of Allergy & Immunology - recertification, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

epidemiology
asthma
drug allergy
adverse drug reactions
health disparities
adherence
patient-physician communication
clinical research
quality of life
qualitative research

Description of Clinical Expertise

allergy-immunology
asthma
drug allergy
rhinitis
sinusitis
urticaria
food allergy
immunodeficiency
anaphylaxis
angioedema
atopic dermatitis

Selected Publications

Schatz M, Zeiger RS, Vollmer WM, Mosen D, Apter AJ, Stibolt TB, Leong A, Johnson MS, Mendoza G, Cook EF: Validation of a beta-agonist long-term asthma control scale derived from computerized pharmacy data. J Allergy Clin Immunol 117: 995-1000, 2006.

Apter, A.J., Kinman, J.L., Bilker, W.B., Herlim, M., Margolis, D.J., Hennessy, S., Lautenbach, E., Strom, B.L.: "Is There a Cross-Reactivity Between Penicillins and Cephalosporins?" Investigation Using a Large Electronic Medical Record Database. Under Review. Am J Med 119(4): e11-9, Apr 2006.

Apter, A.J., Weiss S.T.: Chapter 46:Asthma Epidemiology" Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases & Disorders, 4th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill. Fishman, A., Fishman, J.A., Grippi, M.A., Kaiser, L.B., Senior, R.M. (eds.). McGraw Hill, 1: 787-798, 2008.

Apter AJ, Szefler SJ: Advances in Adult and Pediatric Asthma, 2006. J Allergy Clin Immunol 117: 512-518, 2006.

Rao VU, Apter AJ.: Evaluating the Internet as a Source of Information about Steroids for Asthma Patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol In press, 2006.

Kim, C., Feldman, H.I., Joffe, M., Tenhave, T., Boston, R.C., Apter, A.J.: "The influences of earlier adherence and symptoms on current symptoms." J Allergy Clin Immunology 115: 810-814, 2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: "Relationships among quality of life, severity, and control measures in asthma: an evaluation using factor analysis." J Allergy Clin Immunol 115: 564-570, 2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: Improved asthma outcomes with allergy specialist care: a population-based cross section analysis. Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology 116: 1307-13, December 2005.

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