Stanford Allergy Center

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

Kari Nadeau

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

Associate Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Division of Immunology and Allergy

Director of Basic Science and Clinical Research
Stanford Alliance of Food Allergy Research (SAFAR)

Chief Investigator
Food allergy studies at Stanford

Dr. Kari Nadeau, one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy, leads translational research and clinical studies at Packard Children’s, and directs the Nadeau Laboratory at Stanford.  Her medical research and clinical practice, in addition to her accomplishments in drug development in the biotech industry, have given her the tools to manage the complex web of food allergy research.

Read an interview with Dr. Nadeau discussing the vision, goals and research priorities for the Stanford Allergy Center.

Research focus

Dr. Nadeau studies the mechanisms involved in food allergies to better understand how to prevent and cure the disease.  She has led many clinical research studies of food allergic disorders.  She is currently running studies in oral immunotherapy for multiple food allergies, with very promising results, as well as four clinical studies in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Dr. Nadeau’s work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards, and her research is part of a prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award from the national Institutes of Health (NIH).  As a member of a national network of leading allergy researchers, Dr. Nadeau collaborates with colleagues at University of North Carolina, University of Arkansas, Harvard (Children's Boston), Johns Hopkins, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and Mt Sinai.  She also frequently presents at national and international meetings to share her findings and to exchange ideas with colleagues from around the globe.

Honors and degrees

Dr. Nadeau has received honors and awards from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Lung Association; the Clinical Immunological Society; Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE); and the NIH.  She has also been recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s STAR Grant Award.

Dr. Nadeau received her MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School.  She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and a clinical fellowship in asthma and immunology at Stanford and UCSF.  She has been a faculty member at Packard Children’s since 2006. 

For additional information, please see Dr. Nadeau’s Academic Profile.

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