Sherry
Farzan, MD

About the researcher:

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

After completing medical school and residency, Dr. Sherry Farzan returned to Long Island, where she grew up, to pursue training in allergy and immunology.  As a fellow, she noticed how her patients with asthma would respond differently to the same medications. She was also intrigued by the co-burgeoning epidemics of asthma and obesity.  She has therefore sought out to clarify the relationship between asthma and obesity, and is studying the role of different medications, which may be more effective in the obese asthmatic. She is conducting a randomized trial to determine if montelukast may be a more effective controller medication than the first line inhaled corticosteroids in obese asthmatics.

Research Interests:

  • Relationship between asthma and obesity
  • Role of Vitamin D in chronic urticaria
  • Microbiome in the food allergic host

Research focus:

Research training opportunities for residents

  • Relationship between asthma and obesity
  • Role of Vitamin D in chronic urticaria
  • Microbiome in the food allergic host
  • Role of obesity in altering the effectiveness of allergen immunotherapy

Research training opportunities for fellows

  • Relationship between asthma and obesity
  • Role of Vitamin D in chronic urticaria
  • Microbiome in the food allergic host
  • Role of obesity in altering the effectiveness of allergen immunotherapy

Education

Harvard Medical School

Degree: MD

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

Degree: Medical Internship

New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center

Degree: Residency

North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System

Degree: Fellowship

Publications

  1. Diaz J, Farzan S. Clinical Implications of the Obese Asthma Phenotypes. North American Clinics of Allergy and Immunology. In Press
  2. Farzan, S. The Asthma Phenotype in the Obese: Distinct or Otherwise? J Allergy 2013, Article ID 602908, 8 pages, 2013. 
  3. Busse P, Farzan S, Cunningham-Rundles C. Pulmonary Complications of Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2007;98(1):1-8.