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Dave Stukus, MD

David R. Stukus, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. 


Dr. Stukus received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his pediatric residency and Chief residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio followed by his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at The Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Stukus is an active member of both the American Academy and College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Stukus served a member of the expert panel and co-author of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease sponsored Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States. Last year, he accepted an invitation to join the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters for Allergy and Immunology and is one of twelve allergists from across the United States tasked with reviewing published evidence to update clinical guidelines. Dr. Stukus’ research interests lie in food allergy and asthma, with a desire to better understand and implement evidence-based guidelines into clinical care. He has over 35 peer reviewed publications, 9 book chapters, and published his first textbook “Allergies and Adolescents: Transitioning to Independence” in 2018 and his second textbook “Social Media for Health Care Professionals” was just published this year.

Lastly, Dave is best known for his pioneering work in the use of social media for distributing evidence based information. He communicates and advocates for patients through his active Twitter account @AllergyKidsDoc, where he routinely engages with the general public and colleagues from around the world. He has used his social media presence to build a platform of over 15,000 followers, to create curriculum at his institution to educate medical students and residents on social media best practices, and to build a name not only for himself, but for the specialty of Allergy & Immunology.