David A. Hill, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Abramson Pediatric Research Center, Room 1208B
3615 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2549
Fax: 267-426-0363
Lab: 267-426-7777
BS (Biological Sciences, with honors)
Carnegie Mellon University, 2005.
PhD (Cell and Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, David Artis Lab, 2011.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Food allergy, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Severe allergy/anaphylaxis

Description of Research Expertise

The Hill Lab uses clinical and epidemiological data to guide mechanistic studies in disease models and human samples. Our work focuses on the two most common chronic diseases of childhood: allergy and obesity. Our wet-lab research falls broadly into the scientific fields of experimental immunology, cell and molecular biology, genomics, and transcriptional regulation. By having in-house expertise in both clinical informatics and traditional wet-lab techniques, we are optimally situated to translate our observations from the clinic, to the bench, and back.

Selected Publications

Sterling JK, Baumann B, Foshe S, Voigt A, Guttha S, Alnemri A, McCright SJ, Li M, Zauhar RJ, Montezuma SR, Kapphahn RJ, Chavali VRM, Hill DA, Ferrington DA, Stambolian D, Mullins RF, Merrick D, and Dunaief JL: Inflammatory adipose activates a nutritional immunity pathway leading to retinal dysfunction. Cell Reports 39(11): 110942, Jun 2022.

Spergel BS, Ruffner MA, Godwin B, Liacouras CA, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Hill DA, Brown-Whitehorn TA, Chaiboonma K, Aceves SA, Muir AM, Spergel JM: Improvement in Eosinophilic Esophagitis when using Dupilumab for other Indications or Compassionate Use. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 128(5): 589-593, May 2022.

Hill DA: The importance of using core outcome measures during therapeutic studies of eosinophilic esophagitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 149(2): 541-542, Feb 2022.

Gabryszewski SJ, Dudley J, Grundmeier RW, Fiks AG, Hill DA: Analysis of a Multi-State Pediatric Birth Cohort Reveals Incidence of Pediatric Allergy. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 149(2): AB227, Feb 2022 Notes: Oral presentation.

Rodríguez-López EM, Dilollo J, Eisenlohr L, Hill DA: Esophageal Epithelial Cells Present Antigen on MHCII in an IFNy and Promoter IV-Dependent Manner. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ; The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 149(2): AB136, Feb 2022 Notes: Oral presentation.

Sayed S, Diwadkar AR, Dudley JW, O’Brien J, Dvorin D, Kenyon CK, Himes BE, Hill DA*, Henrickson SE: COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Reductions in Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations Corresponded with an Overall Decrease in Respiratory Viral Infections. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice 10(1): 91-99, Jan 2022.

Dilollo J, Pratt M, Rodriguez-Lopez EM, Spergel JM, Hill DA: Antigenicity and HLA Locus Restriction of Milk Proteins in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gordon Research Seminar in Food Allergy, Ventura CA. Jan 2022 Notes: Oral presentation. Cancelled due to COVID.

Gabryszewski SJ, Hill DA, Spergel JM: The Atopic March. World Allergy Association In Press 2022.

Vakili S, Paneru B, Guerrier CM, Miller J, Baumrin E, Forrestel A, Lynn K, Frank I, Lo Re V, Collman RG, and Hill DA: Altered adipose tissue macrophage populations in people with HIV on integrase inhibitor-containing ART. AIDS In Press 2022.

David A. Hill; APFED Real Talk: Research Advances in Identifying EoE-causal Foods. Podcast 7, Dec 2021.

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Last updated: 08/10/2022
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