The Specialized Skills of the Allergist Immunologist

Dr. Karen Kaufman is an allergist / immunologist specializing in the care of both pediatric and adult patients. Her expertise stems from extensive training and years of experience.

After completion of medical school, physicians who practice allergy and immunology must undergo residency training in either internal medicine or pediatrics and obtain board certification through either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). These physicians must then have at least two additional years of subspecialty training, called a fellowship, with specific training in allergy and immunology. Allergist / immunologists may obtain board certification by successfully passing the certification exam of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Physicians who are board certified possess the experience, knowledge, and skills required to provide the highest quality of patient care in allergy and immunology.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a world-wide organization of allergist / immunologists and other professionals with advanced training in allergy, asthma, and disorders of the immune system called primary immunodeficiency diseases. The rank of Fellow within this organization, notated FAAAAI, is a marker of distinction showing that the physician has met many of the highest standards in the field.

Dr. Kaufman was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in 2012, which was the first year she was eligible for this highly regarded distinction. She is double board certified as a diplomat of both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.