FARE Honor Your Doctor Events

These special events will honor physicians from across the country for their tremendous contributions to the food allergy community.

Honor Your Doctor Event - New York City

Monday, December 2, 2019
Mandarin Oriental
New York, NY

On December 2, 2019, FARE will honor Dr. Scott Sicherer and Dr. Jonathan Spergel at our inaugural FARE Honor Your Doctor event at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Both physicians are leading experts in the field of pediatric allergy and immunology.

This event is the first of a series honoring physicians across the country which will continue into 2020.


Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe professor of allergy, immunology and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute (JFAI). He is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Medical Director of the Institution’s Clinical Research Unit. Dr. Sicherer received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his pediatric training, including a chief residency, at Mount Sinai in New York City. He completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins and then returned as faculty to Mt. Sinai. He is board-certified in pediatrics and in allergy and immunology and specializes in food allergies. His research interests, funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food Allergy Research and Education, include many areas of food allergy: allergic diseases caused by specific foods; natural history; gastrointestinal manifestations; epidemiology; psychosocial issues; diagnostics/prognostics; modalities to educate physicians and parents; genetics; and modalities to treat food allergies. His research and publications, with collaborators at the JFAI and others nationally and internationally, provided scientific evidence to support labeling laws, underscored an increasing prevalence of food allergy, provided the first food allergy quality of life studies and instruments, characterized food allergy related bullying, characterized and coined the acronym FPIES for food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, and contributed to numerous additional insights on clinical aspects of food allergy. He has published over 250 articles in scientific journals and has authored over 70 book chapters in major pediatric and allergy textbooks, and is Editor of the CRC Press textbook, Food Allergy: Practical Diagnosis and Management. He is past chair of the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), the Section on Allergy and Immunology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and of the board of directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is on the Board of Directors of the AAAAI. He is deputy editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), In Practice and served as Associate Editor of JACI, the fields highest impact journal, for a decade. He has authored several food allergy books for the lay public, the most recent one entitled: Food Allergies: A Complete Guide to Eating When Your Life Depends on It (second edition, Johns Hopkins University Press). Dr. Sicherer has been consistently recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle-Connolly/New York Magazine, among the top 1% of researchers in his field regarding the citation impact of his publications, and was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the top 1% of pediatric allergists. He lectures extensively on food allergy topics to various professional and lay organizations and has had numerous television and radio appearances to discuss food allergy.


Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and holder of Stuart Starr Chair of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief of the Allergy Section at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and director of Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University in Chemistry. He received his medical and graduate education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 

His clinical and post-graduate research training in Allergy and Immunology were completed at Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Under the mentorship of Dr. Geha, Dr. Spergel identified a murine model of atopic march and atopic dermatitis. This model is currently being used for multiple atopic diseases including all aspects of food allergy. Dr. Spergel is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow in American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American Assoc of Pediatrics, Philadelphia College of Physicians and others.

Honor Your Doctor Event - Palo Alto, California

February 2020
Palo Alto, California

Check back soon for additional details!


Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma. She is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, Section Chief of Allergy and Asthma at the Stanford School of Medicine, and an endowed professor under the Naddisy Family Foundation. 

Dr. Nadeau received her MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School, completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in asthma and immunology at Stanford. After completing her residency, she spent 5 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, where she was instrumental in obtaining FDA approval for two biologics in the fields of autoimmunity and oncology, before starting her fellowship at Stanford.

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 & Education (FARE); and the NIH. She has also been recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s STAR Grant Award. Dr. Nadeau has served as a reviewer for NIH Study Sections, and a member of the American Lung Association Medical Board, CA. She serves on the Environmental Health Policy committee for the American Thoracic Society and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as a member of ASCI (American Society of Clinical Investigation). 

She has authored or co-authored more than 100 original papers. Her research focuses on understanding the factors responsible for the increased prevalence of allergies and asthma in the population, improving diagnostics, and understanding the immunological mechanisms underlying these diseases. She was the first to successfully desensitize individuals to more than one allergy at a time using multi-allergen oral immunotherapy. She continues to push forward with innovative clinical research using novel antibodies, peptide vaccines, and nanoparticles in order to provide safe and effective therapeutic options for those with allergies and asthma.