Allergy and Immunology Division

Division Head: Edward M. Zoratti, M.D.

The Henry Ford Medical Group’s Division of Allergy and Immunology, established in 1946 at Henry Ford Hospital, has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education.

Clinical care

Clinical care for pediatric and adult patients with allergy, asthma, and other immunologic-related conditions is provided at 5 sites across southeast Michigan. Our Division includes 6 board-certified faculty with exceptional clinical expertise across the specialty’s spectrum of disorders:

  • rhinitis and sinus disease
  • asthma and immunological lung disease
  • allergy-related skin conditions such as eczema and urticaria
  • food and drug allergy management
  • recurrent or unusual infections associated with immunodeficiency, and
  • conditions requiring immunoglobulin replacement

Research

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and other sources, the Henry Ford Center for Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Research (CAAIR) has conducted a continuing investigation of two large birth cohort populations to uncover risk factors, immunologic responses to allergic and environmental exposures, and the natural history of asthma and allergic disease. This research includes the Childhood Allergy Study and the Wayne Tri-County Health & Environment Allergy Longitudinal Study (WHEALS). CAAIR also participates in the Microbes, Allergy, Asthma, and Pets (MAAP) study as well as the Inner City Asthma Consortium.

Education

For more than 65 years our Division has been dedicated to training the next generation of allergy specialists. The Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program at Henry Ford Hospital is one of approximately 75 ACGME-accredited training programs in the United States and has graduated more than 100 fellows since 1965. The fellowship program is a source of great pride for the faculty and provides additional motivation for division members to continuously update our practices and stay aware of the latest developments and techniques as the specialty rapidly evolves.