Division of Allergy & Immunology at Howard University Hospital

The Division of Allergy & Immunology at Howard University offers clinic-based services for patients with allergies, asthma and related conditions. Our board-certified allergy/immunology physicians specialize in the comprehensive evaluation, treatment and management of allergy and asthma.

Conditions We Treat

Board-certified specialists in allergy and immunology at Howard University Hospital treat and manage conditions including:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Food allergy
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Urticaria

We pride ourselves on providing easy, prompt appointment access to determine the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your discomfort as quickly as possible.

Diagnostic Services

Our allergy/immunology specialists provide diagnostic services including:

  • Allergy skin testing
  • Spirometry lung function testing

We work closely with our Howard University Hospital colleagues in dermatology, ENT and pulmonology, in particular, to refer patients as needed. Like us, all of these specialists are in Clinic Towers for your convenience.

Treatment & Procedures

Treatment we provide includes:

  • Allergen immunotherapy
  • Medication therapy

We regularly assess your condition to make sure the prescribed treatment is working. This includes measuring your symptom control, functionality, quality-of-life improvement, lung function, use of certain medications and use of emergency department services. In other words, we measure the factors you've said are important to you and the factors that demonstrate clinical improvement of your condition.

Similarly, our comprehensive approach to your care includes measuring the results of immunotherapy (allergy shots) to determine if therapy is successful and should continue.

Division of Allergy & Immunology Faculty

Board-certified allergy and immunology specialists at Howard University Hospital are dedicated to patient-focused care that puts you at the center of everything they do.

Elena Reece, M.D. - Division Chair

Clinical practice focuses on allergy and asthma diagnosis, treatment and management.

Autumn Burnette, M.D. - Assistant Professor

Clinical practice focuses on allergy and asthma diagnosis, treatment and management. Special interest in angioedema and urticaria.