“I think each patient should be cared for in a caring, friendly way that is compassionate. I try to be relaxed with patients, but also weigh risks and benefits in a serious manner. Conditions like asthma and food allergies can be serious. I try to find good strategies for coping in addition to state of the art diagnostics and medication to get the best outcomes for every patient.”

Current Board Certifications

  • Allergy/Immunology

Previous Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics 2006-2014
  • Internal Medicine 2006-2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult and Pediatric Allergic Diseases
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergy Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
  • Asthma
  • Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
  • Food Allergy Evaluation and Management
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Drug Allergy Evaluation
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (Hives)
  • Food Challenges
  • Skin Testing for Environmental Allergens, Foods and Selected Medications

Education

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroeger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Allergy and Immunology
Chicago, IL
2008

Internship and Residency

Rush University Medical Center
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
2004 and 2006

Medical School

Oregon Health and Sciences University
Doctor of Medicine
Portland, OR
2002

Undergraduate School

Reed College
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature
Portland, OR
1997

Hospitals Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA.  Status: Courtesy
2010 – Present

Reston Hospital Center, Reston, VA. Status: Active
2009 – Present

INOVA Loudon Hospital, Leesburg, VA.  Status: Courtesy
2008 – Present

Professional Associations

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Fellow
2006 – Present

America College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Member
2006 – Present

Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Member
2008 – Present

Greater Washington Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society
Member
2009 – Present

Leadership Positions/Committee Work/Advisory Positions

Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society, Secretary
2019

CSL Hereditary Angioedema Scientific Advisory Board
2018

Physician Leader for Quarterly Specialty Collaborative Meeting, Privia Medical Group
2017 – 2019

Community Anaphylaxis Expert, Allergy & Asthma Network
2015

Loudoun Allergy Network, Medical Advisory Board
2012 – Present

Honorary Medical Chair, FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Northern Virginia, Food Allergy and Research and Education (FARE)
2014

Publications

Blair C, Bernstein J, Anantharaman V, Chiao, J. Delays in Seeking Health Care Among Patients with Hereditary Angioedema. Poster Accepted for presentation at the 2019 America Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Meeting, San Francisco, 2019.

Blair CJ, Moy JN, Thomas TT, Landay A, Yu, BH. PHA-Stimulated Production of IL-13 by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Correlates with Higher IgE Levels and Lower FEV1 in Asthmatic Children and Their Non-Asthmatic Siblings, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, 2008.

“Asthma, influenza and vaccination” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 118.6 (2006): 1207. Print.

“Why are Severely Mentally Ill Persons in Jail and Prison?” Ethics in Community Mental Health Care: Commonplace Concerns (2001).

Media Mentions:
Men’sHealth – “Have You Experienced These Strange Allergy Symptoms?

Personal Interests

Dr. Blair loves spending time with her husband and two children and staying active with her family’s many activities. She enjoys travel, science fiction and finding the time to get some exercise.

Biography

Dr. Courtney Jackson Blair is a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist who also achieved Board Certifications in both Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics. She is a committed physician who is passionate about treating allergic disease. Her aim with every patient is to achieve an accurate diagnosis and to improve patient quality of life through state of the art medical therapies for allergic conditions.

Dr. Blair joined Allergy and Asthma Associates in 2008. In 2011 she became a co-owner of the practice, and in 2019 she took on the role as sole owner of the practice. Prior to private practice, Dr. Blair was employed in Chicago, Illinois as an internist and pediatrician for health clinics associated with the University of Chicago and Rush University Medical Center. She currently specializes in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma care and has dedicated her career to caring for allergic patients in Northern Virginia. She

Dr. Blair attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University, and graduated in 2002. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

She is active in the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society and has the role of Secretary in 2019, Vice-President in 2020 and President in 2021.

She lives in Arlington with her husband and two children.