Dr. Jody Teversky

Welcome Dr T

Tversky

 

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Jody Tversky who joined the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center earlier this year as Assistant Professor and Associate Clinical Director. Dr. Tversky completed a clinical fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2008. He then spent four years at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he was appointed Assistant Professor and credited with successfully revamping the adult allergy practice. He recently returned to us to continue his clinical research program as a fulltime clinician, educator and researcher.

           

As our new Associate Clinical Director, Dr Tversky has been busy helping to build our clinical practice and transition new faculty and staff. He used is experience in New York to help develop solutions for Johns Hopkins’ new electronic medical records system known as EPIC. He has also worked closely with Professor Franklin Adkinson to develop new comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for immunotherapy and allergy skin testing.

 

Dr Tversky has been awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of the dendritic cells in allergic disease. He has two active research projects. The first aims to investigate mechanisms of subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (also know as allergy shots). Even today after 100 year of clinical utility, scientist still do not fully understand how and why allergen immunotherapy works. Dr. Tversky hopes to contribute to this understanding. He has also recently embarked on a new study to investigate clinical aspects of skin prick test devices and their interpretation. In 2010, he co-founded an iPhone development company to build health care apps that currently reach over 1 million users worldwide.

 

Since taking on the role of Associate Clinical Director, Dr. Tversky has introduced our practice to a new immunotherapy program known as cluster. Cluster immunotherapy allows select patients with asthma or hay fever an opportunity to receive an accelerated allergy shot build up regimen.

 

Patients and staff often refer to Dr Tversky as “Dr. T”. Dr. T enjoys teaching, spending time running after his 2 year old daughter and 3 year old son, and exploring his new home in Canton. He tells us he is, “delighted and honored to be part of an allergy division steeped in tradition both here at Johns Hopkins and around the world”. He also, “embraces further change and looks forward to exciting new developments yet to come”.

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