Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep

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We provide comprehensive care for children with respiratory diseases, respiratory-related sleep disorders, allergic diseases including food and inhalant allergies and immune deficiencies. 

Our pediatric pulmonology services are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and we serve as a major referral center in the Mid-Atlantic region for children with conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Allergen immunotherapy
  • Chronic sinus disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Daily cough
  • Eczema
  • Eosinophilic disease
  • Immotile cilia disorders
  • Immunoglobulin replacement
  • Primary immune deficiencies
  • Recurrentpneumonia
  • Sleep-related respiratory disorders
  • Faculty Change Announcement

    Jonathan Hemler, MD

    The Department of Pediatrics at UVA is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty who will join the Allergy/Immunology section in July, 2019. The allergists are Drs. Jonathan Hemler from Vanderbilt University and Samantha Minnicozzi from Children’s Hospital of Boston. These doctors will be seeing children who have allergic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic eye symptoms, chronic hives, angioedema, recurrent infections, allergic eczema, food allergy, insect venom allergy, and drug allergy. Dr. Monica Lawrence will continue to see children with disorders of their immune system. Dr. Emily McGowan will continue to work with Dr. Barrett Barnes in Pediatric Gastroenterology to help children with eosinophil esophagitis (EoE).

    Samantha Minnicozzi, MD

    Drs. Hemler and Minnicozzi both have special interests in helping children with food allergies. Under their direction, the food allergy program at UVA will be expanded and food challenges will be available to enhance dietary recommendations and improve management. In addition, oral food allergy desensitization programs will be available for children with food allergies to lower their risk for more serious reactions.

    With the arrival of the new allergists, Dr. Peter Heymann will be retiring in July after 41 years of patient care at UVA. Drs. Hemler and Minnicozzi will start seeing patients July 24th.

    Please feel free to call the clinic at 434.924.0123 with any questions or concerns.

    Our Research & Research Team

    There is a strong foundation of basic and clinical research activity in the Division that is unified by our mission to identify mechanisms of allergic and pulmonary diseases in children with the hopes of identifying new treatments.
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    Fellowship Program

    Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program

    Director: Monica Lawrence, MD
    Contact: Erin Arnold
    Phone: 434-982-1055

    This fellowship is hosted by the Department of Medicine. More information on the program can be found on the Department of Medicine’s website →

    Office Address & Contact

    Department of Pediatrics
    PO BOX 800386
    Charlottesville, VA-22908

    Phone: 434-982-3654
    Fax: 434-243-6618


    Division Chief
    W. Gerald Teague, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics

    Administrative Assistants
    Madelyn Coles 
    Wendy Haney

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