“I believe that just listening to patients will give you all the answers you need to help them. It is also important to care for the whole family to ensure that everyone’s care is optimal.”

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Urticaria and Angioedema

Education

Fellowship

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Allergy and Immunology
Cincinnati, OH
2011

Residency

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Pediatrics
Hartford, CT
Year 2009

Internship

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Pediatrics
Hartford, CT
2007

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Medical Degree
Farmington, CT
2006

Graduate School

University of Connecticut
Master’s in Public Health
Farmington, CT
2006

Undergraduate School

University of Toronto
Biochemistry
Toronto
2002

Professional Associations

Clinical Immunology Society
Member
2010-present

New Immunologist/Fellow-in-training CIS
Committee Chair
2012-2013

2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee
2013-2014

Communications Committee
2013-2016

American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
Member
2009-present

Interest Section Adverse Reactions to Foods
2016-present

Interest Section Member Primary Immunodeficiencies
2013-2016

American College of Allergy and Immunology
Member
2009-2013

Cincinnati Allergy Society
FIT Member
2009-2011

European Society of Immunodeficiency
Junior Member
2010-2011

2013 American Academy of Pediatrics
Member
2003-2006

Publications

1. Persistent rotavirus vaccine shedding in a new case of severe combined immunodeficiency: A reason to screen. Uygungil B, Bleesing JJ, Risma KA, McNeal MM, Rothenberg ME. JACI 2009; 125(1): 270-271.

2. Identifying an at-risk population of children with recurrent near-fatal asthma exacerbations: Carroll CL, Uygungil B, Zucker AR, Schramm CM. J Asthma. 2010 May; 47(4):460-4.

3. A novel subset of CD4+ TH2 memory/effector cells that produce inflammatory IL-17 cytokine and promote the exacerbation of chronic allergic asthma. Wang YH, Voo KS, Liu B, Chen CY, Uygungil B, Spoede W, Bernstein JA, Huston DP, Liu YJ. J Exp Med. 2010 207(11): 2479-91. PMCID: PMC2964570

4. Immunodeficiency: a problem with the faucet or the drain? Uygungil, B., Assa’ad, A, Khurahana Hershey, GK, Risma K. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 107(6):547-9

5. Severe allergic reaction to thiol-based cytoprotective agents mesna and amifostine in a child with a
supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Dorris K, Fouladi M, Davies SM, Perentesis JP,Lawrence
JM, Chow LM, Assa’ad A, Uygungil, B, Jodele S. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2011 33(6):e250-2.

6. Evaluation of a patient with Hyper IgM. Uygungil, B., Bonilla, F., Lederman, H. JACI. 2012 Jun; 129(6): 1692-1693.

7. Signs and Symptoms of Food Allergy and Food-Induced Anaphylaxis. Sharma HP, Bansil S, Uygungil B. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;62(6):1377-92.

8. Difficult Cases: Nutritional Deficiencies and Food Allergy. Robbins KA and Uygungil, B. JACI in Pract 2017 Mar-Apr;2(5):528-529.

9. Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome to peanut with early introduction: a clinical dilemma. Robbins KA, Ackerman OR, Carter CA, Uygungil B, Sprunger A, Sharma HP. JACI in Pract. 2017 Sept 6. Pii: S2213-2198(17)30524-X.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor at George Washington University (Previous Position)

Personal Interests

“I have lived in many cities in my life and I am happy to call the DMV area my home. I love the richness here including the cultural diversity and I appreciate that the city and nature are one. I have 2 young children who keep us busy and their red hair is a true testament to recessive genes. We hope to find some answers in our ancestry and plan some trips to find their redheaded roots! I love spending time with my family and exploring the world with my kids including parks, trails, museums, and local establishments.”

Biography

Dr. Fraser has been practicing Allergy and Immunology for almost 10 years. She was faculty at Children’s National for 5 years with extensive knowledge and experience in food allergy, atopic dermatitis and severe asthma. She has experience with clinical trials for peanut oral immunotherapy as well as her own research interests in early peanut introduction for infants. She has multiple publications in food allergy, asthma and immunology and serves as a member of the AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee.