Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

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Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Address for applications - ERAS only

  • Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    1421 N. State St., Suite 203
    Jackson, MS 39202
    (601) 815-1078
    Fax: (601) 352-6960

Program Faculty


Special Interests

Ninabahen Dave, MD - 1ABP, ABAI

Pediatric allergy and immunology

Stephen B. LeBlanc, MD - 1, 3, 4ABIM, ABAI*

Allergic rhinitis, asthma, drug allergy, hereditary angioedema

Gailen D. Marshall Jr., MD, PhD - 1, 2, 3, 4ABIM, ABAI*, CLI

Difficult to control asthma, elevated IgE, eosinophilia, primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, chronic rhinosinusitis

Jessica B. Perkins, MD - 1, 4ABP

Asthma, allergic rhinitis, primary immunodeficiency, atopic dermatitis

Patricia Stewart, MD - 1, 3 ,4ABIM, ABAI

Asthma, allergic rhinitis, mast cell disorders, hypereosinophilia

Anne B. Yates, MD - 1, 4ABP, ABAI*

Asthma, immunodeficiency, insect allergy, drug allergy

Faculty table legend

  • 1 - Clinical training
  • 2 - Translational research
  • 3 - Clinical research
  • 4 - Full-time (academic) faculty
  • ABAI - American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • ABP - American Board of Pediatrics
  • ABIM - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • CLI - Clinical and Laboratory Immunology
  • * - Participant in maintenance of certification

Major goals of training

UMMC’s mission of patient care, education and research is observed closely in Allergy/Immunology. Mississippi is a fertile ground for allergic diseases, as Jackson is traditionally in the top 5 list of “most allergic cities.”

This is a fully integrated medicine-pediatrics program that permits entry of residents trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, or both. Trainees receive in-depth experience in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases in both children and adults. Subspecialty residents are involved in outpatient and consultative care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics and the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Great emphasis is given to education during the training. The board pass rate in A/I is 100%. Didactic lessons are provided to A/I fellows regularly, including weekly lectures from faculty, bi-monthly journal club with private practice allergists, and multidisciplinary conferences. Our fellows are expected to conduct clinical and translational/basic research, which results in presentations at regional and national meetings and in publications in select peer-reviewed journals.  The fellows also play an active role in teaching rotating residents.

Our faculty has varied areas of academic expertise and research focus that collectively allow us to provide care for unusual diseases and complicated cases as only an academic medical center can, while at the same time, educating our learners.


The fellowship curriculum consists of weekly immunology lectures as well as educational conferences with fellows and staff. Weekly conferences consist of didactic lectures, board review sessions and a monthly journal club. We also have several practical sessions for procedural skills important for a practicing allergist with focus on aeroallergen mixing, testing and immunotherapy as well as patch testing. Fellows also attend monthly sessions focusing on the business of working in or starting an allergy practice.

Program Information 

Trainees accepted each year:2
Duration of fellowship:2 years (optional third year for dedicated research)
Number of graduates:As of 7/1/19, 24 graduates (five academic)
Application deadline:Nov. 30; Participant in ERAS/NRMP
Joint residency (fellowship) availability:None
Electives for residents and students:Yes
Special requirements:ABP or ABIM eligibility; U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or J-1 visa