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Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Interim Chief, Allergy/Immunology, and Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Christina Ciaccio, MD, MSc, provides compassionate care for children and adults with food and environmental allergies, allergic rhinitis, urticaria and angioedema, allergic rashes and asthma. She strongly believes in educating patients and their families, and involving them in the care process in a meaningful way.

Dr. Ciaccio is passionate about understanding how nutrition (prebiotics) and microbial exposures (probiotics) affect IgE sensitization. Together with Cathryn Nagler, PhD, and Raoul Wolf, MD, she is building a translational research program that will use research findings to influence preventive care strategies.

Dr. Ciaccio was a 2011 recipient of the Young Faculty Award from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the 2013 recipient of the Paul Henson Clinical Scholar Award for research in immunology and inflammation. In addition, she is a past president of the Greater Kansas City Allergy Society.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Specialists at Merrillville
99 E. 86th Ave
Suite C
Merrillville, IN 46410

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Allergy and Immunology
Internal Medicine

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Internship and Residency

Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago


Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Additional Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Clinical Research, University of Kansas Medical Center


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology
American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology
American College of Physicians
Clinical Immunology Society
Illinois Allergy Society

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-4010

Office Fax

(773) 834-8120

Office Postal Address

Christina E. Ciaccio, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5042
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Ciaccio

Dr. Ciaccio talks about finding new treatments for common food allergies in a post on our Science Life blog.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Ciaccio's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.