Emily C. McGowan MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Duke University and thereafter spent a year pursuing research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She completed her medical training at the University of Virginia, internship/residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, and fellowship training in Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins. She also completed a PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research and clinical interest is food allergy, and her previous research focused on understanding the underlying causes of the increased prevalence of food allergy in the United States. Dr. McGowan moved to the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2016, at which time her clinical and research interests shifted towards understanding the epidemiology and treatment options for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease. Dr. McGowan has received funding through the NIH/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, AAAAI/ARTrust, FARE, and the American College of Gastroenterology. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and is an active member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
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