Biography & Education

Biography

Philosophy of Care

Comprehensive and evidence-based care for children and adults with allergies, asthma, and related immune disorders

Additional Information

Dr. Dooms is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Specialties
  • Asthma/Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy
Education Background

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004

Residency

General Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2007

Fellowship(s)

Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Languages
  • English
  • French
Professional Associations
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
Personal Interests
Cooking, travel, cycling

Care Locations

Allergy and Asthma Associates in Bellevue
1200 112th Ave. NE
Suite C-210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Fax 425-453-1270
Accepting New Patients

Publications

Blog

Spring allergies strike early

March 02, 2015
Is your house filled with people sneezing, sniffling or rubbing their red, watery eyes? If so, you or a family member may have “hay fever,” also known as “allergic rhinitis” or “allergic conjunctivitis.”  With the unseasonably warm weather, the spring pollen season has arrived especially early this year.

Feeding peanut to infants decreases the risk of peanut allergy

February 24, 2015

This week an important new study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that infants and toddlers exposed to peanut at a young age have a significantly lower risk of developing peanut allergy.

The study took place at King’s College in London, and involved 640 infants at high risk for developing peanut allergy (infants who already had severe eczema or egg allergy). Starting as early as 4 months of age, half of the babies in the study began eating peanut on a regular basis.  The other half of babies completely avoided peanut until they were 5.

When the children in the study reached their fifth birthday, researchers compared the rates of peanut allergy in the two groups:

Can food allergies be undiagnosed?

October 29, 2014
With food allergies on the rise in the past several years, you probably know at least one person who is allergic to cow’s milk, eggs, soy, wheat, nuts, or seafood. Individuals with a food allergy typically experience symptoms every time they eat a particular food. These symptoms range from relatively mild like hives and swelling to more severe such as coughing, vomiting, or loss of consciousness.

Unfortunately, there are no approved treatments for food allergies today. Individuals cope by avoiding the food and having proper medications nearby in case of an allergic reaction. As most children eventually outgrow some food allergies, it’s important to get tested for an accurate diagnosis.

To diagnose a food allergy, allergy specialists usually ...

Food allergies and emergency epinephrine in Washington State schools

August 19, 2013

Food allergies have been on the rise in recent years.  Studies suggest that up to 1 in 13 children are affected by a food allergy.  Egg and cow’s milk are the most common food allergies for infants and toddlers.  Fortunately, most children will lose a milk or egg allergy by the time they enter school.  Peanut and tree nut allergies are also becoming more common.  Unfortunately, only 10-20% of children will ever outgrow a nut allergy.

Currently there is no cure for food allergies.  Instead, doctors rely on an accurate diagnosis, avoiding food triggers, and being prepared in the event of a severe reaction.  Making the situation more challenging, nearly half of children with a food allergy may be at risk for a potentially life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. 

Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:

  • hives or itchy welts
  • swelling
  • vomiting or diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing (cough, wheeze ...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Asthma/Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy
Clinical Interests
  • Allergy