Melanie Mala Makhija

  • 563 Citations

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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 and Tropical Medicine

… → 2001

Research interests

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

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Research Output

A Novel Mutation in WAS Gene Causing a Phenotypic Presentation of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: A Case Report

Ochfeld, E., Grayer, D., Sharma, R., Schneiderman, J., Giordano, L. & Makhija, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology.

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  • 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 2019, In : EClinicalMedicine. 7, p. 27-38 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Scopus citations

    Approach to primary immunodeficiency

    Devonshire, A. L. & Makhija, M., Nov 1 2019, In : Allergy and asthma proceedings. 40, 6, p. 465-469 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations

    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

  • 9 Scopus citations