Melanie Mala Makhija

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Research Interests

I have clinical and research interests in food allergy including oral immunotherapy and epicutaneous immunotherapy, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma and primary immunodeficiency. I am currently a primary and co-investigator on several multi-center national and international food allergy, immunology and asthma clinical trials.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Allergy & Immunology

Training Experience

2008Residency, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
2010Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Toronto

… → 2005

MS, London School of Hygiene

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Primary Immunodeficiency

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Grants 2012 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Multisite Study Using Omalizumab-facilitated Rapid Desensitization to Test Continued vs Discontinued Dosing in Multifood Allergic Individuals

Andorf, S., Purington, N., Kumar, D., Long, A., O'Laughlin, K. L., Sicherer, S., Sampson, H., Cianferoni, A., Whitehorn, T. B., Petroni, D., Makhija, M. M., Robison, R. G., Lierl, M., Logsdon, S., Desai, M., Galli, S. J., Rael, E., Assa'ad, A., Chinthrajah, S., Pongracic, J. A. & 5 others, Spergel, J. M., Tam, J., Tilles, S., Wang, J. & Nadeau, K., Jan 1 2019, In : EClinicalMedicine. 7, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U.S.)

Challenges in assessing the efficacy of systemic corticosteroids for severe wheezing episodes in preschool children

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's AsthmaNet, May 1 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 5, p. 1934-1937.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Respiratory Sounds
Preschool Children
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
2 Citations (Scopus)

Dominant activating RAC2 mutation with lymphopenia, immunodeficiency, and cytoskeletal defects

Hsu, A. P., Donkó, A., Arrington, M. E., Swamydas, M., Fink, D., Das, A., Escobedo, O., Bonagura, V., Szabolcs, P., Steinberg, H. N., Bergerson, J., Skoskiewicz, A., Makhija, M. M., Davis, J., Foruraghi, L., Palmer, C., Fuleihan, R. L., Church, J. A., Bhandoola, A., Lionakis, M. S. & 4 others, Campbell, S., Leto, T. L., Kuhns, D. B. & Holland, S. M., May 2 2019, In : Blood. 133, 18, p. 1977-1988 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guanosine Triphosphate
9 Citations (Scopus)

Rhinitis in children and adolescents with asthma: Ubiquitous, difficult to control, and associated with asthma outcomes

Togias, A., Gergen, P. J., Hu, J. W., Babineau, D. C., Wood, R. A., Cohen, R. T., Makhija, M. M., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Kercsmar, C. M., Gruchalla, R. S., Liu, A. H., Wang, E., Kim, H., Lamm, C. I., Bacharier, L. B., Pillai, D., Sigelman, S. M., Gern, J. E. & Busse, W. W., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 3, p. 1003-1011.e10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Histamine Antagonists

Complement deficiency

Makhija, M. M., Jan 1 2018, The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health, p. 212-213 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter