The Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Non-profit organization for professional and research development for medical practitioners of the state of Illinois

About ISAAI

The Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Mission Statement

To advance the knowledge and practice of allergy and immunology through publications, meetings, and conferences; foster the education of both students, physicians and the public; promote and stimulate allergy and immunology research study; encourage cooperation among those engaged in the field of allergy and immunology; and act in a concerted manner to improve the delivery of high quality allergy care.

The Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a non-profit professional association consisting of allergists and immunologists. We are committed to the educational development of our members for the benefit of the patients in their care. To this end, we improve our knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology through publications, meetings and conferences relaying advancements in our field. We encourage cooperation and collaboration among those engaged in the field of allergy and immunology affording opportunities to develop professional relationships that will serve as a valuable network of resources within our membership.

 
 
 

Officers 2018-2019

 
 

president

Jeffrey Kulik, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kulik is Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist who works in the western suburbs at the Elmhurst Clinic. He received is Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College. He then completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program as well as an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Upon completing his Allergy and Immunology Fellowship he worked at the Allergy and Immunology Department at Rush University Medical Center until 2012 working with and mentoring the Allergy and Immunology Fellows in Training. In addition, he has been in private practice in the western suburbs since 2007 and enjoys seeing patients of all ages with Allergy and Immunologic conditions. This is Dr. Kulik’s third year on the ISAAI board and will serve as the President for the 2018-19 year.

 

Education

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Rush Medical College Of Rush University


Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology - AAAAI Member

Residency

Rush Presby St Luke's M C

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center

 
 

 
 
 

vice president

Christopher D. Codispoti, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

Dr. Codispoti received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Dayton. He then received his Masters of Science in Biology at the University of Akron. He completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He returned to the University of Cincinnati to complete his T32 funded fellowship in Allergy/Immunology. During the course of his fellowship, he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology also at the University of Cincinnati. He moved to Chicago to join Rush University where he has been an Assistant Professor since 2011.

 

Education

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Activities & Affiliations

Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship

University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

 
 

 
 
 
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secretary/TREASURER

Eugenia Hahn, MD, FAAAAI

Eugenia Hahn, MD is an allergist in private practice in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs, went to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and went to medical school at the University of Rochester. Early during her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she knew that she wanted to become an allergist. Asthma, immunology, and food allergies is what attracted her to the specialty. She completed a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been active in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, serving on committees and as a past chair of the New Allergist Immunologist Assembly. She also has participated in various American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology events and activities. Her goal is to support allergists in Illinois through educational and networking opportunities.

 

Education

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Rochester Medical Center - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York

Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Fellow

Residency

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, California

Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Missouri

 
 

 
 
 
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historian

Renee Lantner MD, FAAAAI, FCAAAI

Dr. Renee Lantner is an allergist in Western Springs, a past-president and current historian of the ISAAI. She has been in private practice for the past 19 years after spending ten years at Loyola University Medical Center. She received her medical training at Northwestern University and her fellowship training at SUNY at Buffalo under Drs. Middleton, Ellis and Ballow in adult and pediatric fellowship in Allergy and Immunology.

Education

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Northwestern University

UNIVERSITY
Northwestern University

Activities & Affiliations

Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology President (2003-2004)

Residency

Indiana University Medical Center

Fellowship

State University of New York at Buffalo

 
 
 

 
 

Executive Committee 2018-2019

Jeffrey Kulik, M.D.

Christopher Codispoti, M.D. PHD

Renee Lantner, M.D.

Yasmeen Bilimoria, M.D.

Anne Ditto, M.D.

Chavi Gandhi, M.D.

Naveed Akhtar, M.D.

 
 

 
 

Continuing Medical Education Committee 2018-2019

Jeffery Kulik, M.D.

Christopher Codispoti, M.D.

Naveed Akhtar, M.D.

Renee Lantner, M.D.

Anne Ditto, M.D.

Chhavi Gandhi, M.D.

Eugenia Hahn, M.D.

Priya Bansal, M.D.

Yasmeen Bilimoria, M.D.

 
 

 
 

Executive Committee 2017 - 2018

Dar Siri, M.D.: President

Jeff Kulik, M.D.: Vice President

Chris Codispoti, M.D.: Sec/treas

Renee Lantner, M.D.: Historian

Naveed Akhtar, M.D.: Immediate Past president

Chhavi Gandhi, M.D.i: Past president

Anne Ditto, M.D.: Fellow

CME Committee (Scientific and Educational Programs) 2017 - 2018

Jeffrey Kulik, M.D.: Vice President and Chairperson

Chris Codsipoti, M.D.: Secretary and Treasurer

Naveed Akhtar, M.D.: Immediate past President

Renee Lantner, M.D.: Historian

Priya Bansal, M.D.; Fellow

Yasmeen Billimoria, M.D.: Fellow

Eugenia Hahn, M.D.: Fellow

Sai Nimmaggad, M.D.: Fellow

Andrea Pappalardo, M.D.: Fellow

Nominating Committee 2017 - 2018

Dar Siri, M.D.: President

Jeff Kulik, M.D.: VP

Chris Codispoti, M.D.: Sec/treas

Renee Lantner, M.D.: Historian

Yasmeen Bilimoria, M.D.: Fellow