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Hugh A Sampson, MD
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice ?
    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
    • Specialties
    • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
    • Pediatrics
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Faculty Practice Associates 212-241-5548

Dr. Hugh Sampson is the Kurt Hirschhorn Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Director and PI of the NIH-sponsored CTSA program, Conduits – the Institutes for Translational Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Sampson's research interests have focused on food allergic disorders, and now include work on the pathogenesis of food-induced anaphylaxis, characterization of allergenic food proteins and their processing by the immune system, genetics of food allergy, development of novel diagnostic tests, and mechanisms of immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies including basic studies and clinical trials in oral, sublingual and epicutaneous immunotherapy and the potential use of biologics, such as anti-IgE and anti-cytokine monoclonal antibodies. His research is funded by a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations (Food Allergy Research and Education), and he is the PI on the NIH-sponsored Consortium of Food Allergy Research. Dr. Sampson supervises one clinic/week in pediatric allergy and is involved in teaching fellows and residents.


In the News

Dr. Sampson talks about food allergies in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.

Dr. Sampson discusses childhood food allergies in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.



American Board of Allergy & Immunology
American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Focus

Research Topics

Allergy, B Cells, Immunological Tolerance, T Cells

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Immunology [IMM], Public Health [PH]


MD, S.U.N.Y., Buffalo

Residency, Pediatrics
Children's Memorial Hospital

Fellowship, Allergy & Immunology
Duke University Hospital