Our Doctors

Changes/Additions to our physician staff:


Dr. N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr.

            With the departure of Dr. Tao Zheng, Dr. Adkinson has assumed the role of Interim Clinical Director for our practice.


Dr. Jody R. Tversky

            Dr. Tversky is the Associate Clinical Director for our practice.

            Learn more about Dr. T Here!


Dr. Nkiruka (Nikki) Erekosima left our practice on August 15, 2013 to pursue hospital-based work. 


Dr. Bruce Bochner left our practice on June 30, 2013 to take a new position at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.


Dr. Adriano Salicru

            We welcomed Dr. Adriano Salicru to our practice beginning July 1, 2013 after completing a two-year clinical allergy-immunology fellowship in our division.  Dr. Salicru has a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Biochemistry from Baylor University in Texas.  He received his MD degree and PhD degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston in 2007.  His internship and residency in internal medicine was done at the University of North Carolina Hospital from 2007-2010.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board-eligible in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  Dr. Salicru is particularly interested in the mechanisms of inflammation and allergic disease.  Learn more about Dr. Salicru here!


One of the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center's functions is to train physicians who wish to specialize in treating people with allergies, asthma, immunological and other respiratory disorders. That is why each of our doctors is usually assisted by another physician who has completed training in internal medicine or pediatrics and who is committing two to three additional years to specialty training. 

This year we welcomed Dr. Aliresa Nejad to our adult allergy clinical practice and Dr. Ashley Altman to the pediatric allergy practice.



Dr. Nejad received his M.D. degree in 1995 from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran and his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University.  He had a postdoctoral and faculty position for 3 years as an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest in asthma genetics.  He returned to New Jersey to do his internal medicine residency from 2010-2013 and is now a clinical postdoctoral fellow in Allergy/Immunology in our division at Johns Hopkins.  


Dr. Altman attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia from 2004-2008 and completed pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia) 2008-2011.  She was Pediatric Chief Resident at the same hospital from 2011-2012.  Just before entering a clinical pediatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins, she was in general pediatrics private practice in Jenkintown, PA from 2012-2013.

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