American Board of Allergy and Immunology

1835 Market Street, Suite 1210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 592-9466 Toll-free: (866) 264-5568 Fax: (215) 592-9411

Allergy and Immunology

An allergist-immunologist diagnoses and manages disorders involving immune system conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinitis and eczema as well as adverse reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings; also immune deficiency diseases and problems related to autoimmune disease, organ transplantation or malignancies of the immune system.

No subspecialty certificates in allergy and immunology are offered. However, formal special pathways are available for physicians seeking dual certification in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology; Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology; and Allergy and Immunology and Adult Rheumatology. Additional information is available from the Member Board.

Training required prior to initial board certification

Three (3) years training in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics; two (2) years specialty training in Allergy and Immunology.

Board eligible period (+practice requirement)

Seven (7) years

Lifelong learning requirements

  • Attest to 25 allergy/immunology CME credits per year.
  • Complete one patient safety module once every ten years.