Associate Professor and Chief Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonolgy and Sleep Medicine
The University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Christina Ciaccio completed her undergraduate training in the Honors College at the University of Notre Dame and her medical education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and remained at Northwestern to complete her first year of Allergy/Immunology training and finished her second year of training at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ciaccio was on faculty at Children’s Mercy for seven years where she served as the Director of Informatics for the Division of Allergy/Immunology and developed the Children’s Hospital Information Capture and Knowledge Share (CHICKS) app for iOS. During this time, she was awarded an inaugural Career Development Award from the Frontiers: Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research under the mentorship of Lanny Rosenwasser MD and completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Ciaccio was a 2011 recipient of the Young Faculty Award from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the 2013 recipient of the Paul Henson Clinical Scholar Award for research in immunology and inflammation. Dr. Ciaccio currently serves as the Clinical Director of the Food Allergy Program at the University of Chicago with an interest in understanding how nutrition (prebiotics) and microbial exposures (probiotics) influence IgE sensitization.