About AllergyHome


John Lee, MD is the website designer/programmer for AllergyHome. He is also a pediatric allergist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since completing his allergy and immunology fellowship at Children’s Hospital, he remained on as clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School where he sees patients and is involved in training current allergy/immunology fellows. He has conducted research in the field of immune deficiency syndromes studying the mechanisms of immune regulation. He is the Co-Director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program, a multidisciplinary center staffed with allergists, gastroenterologists, dieticians, and social workers created to evaluate and manage Eosinophilic Esophagitis and other related allergy conditions involving the GI tract.

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is the content provider for AllergyHome. He works as a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates where he is the medical director of the Shared Medical Appointment Program. He volunteers at Children’s Hospital and is a food allergy educator and advocate. Dr. Pistiner is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics where he is a member of the Council of School Health and Section of Allergy & Immunology, and a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology where he is a member of the Adverse Reaction to Food Committee. He serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services and also serves on a team assembled to implement a law designed to increase food allergy awareness in Massachusetts eating establishments. He is chair of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids with Food Allergies Foundation, and serves on the board of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter. He is the recipient of awards from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network in 2009 and 2010, as well as the American Medical Association Young Physician Section Community Service Award (2010) for his work on the Food Allergy Awareness in Restaurants Act. Additionally, he is the author of Everyday Cool With Food Allergies, a children’s book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children.



The information in this handbook is for educational purposes only. It is meant to help people learn how to manage a child’s allergies. It is not meant to give specific medical advice, recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment.

Readers should not rely on any information contained in this handbook as a replacement or substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. Nor should they delay getting professional medical advice or treatment because of information contained in this handbook. Medical knowledge is constantly developing.

Please speak with your child’s doctor or other healthcare professional before making any medical decision that affects your child or if you have any questions or concerns about their food allergies.

The authors of this handbook – Michael Pistiner, Jennifer LeBovidge and Anaphylaxis Canada – as well as individual contributors and reviewers will not be held responsible for any action taken or not taken based on/or as a result of the reader’s interpretation (understanding) of the information contained herein.

Please note that AllergyHome is not affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital

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