Bernard A. Silverman MD MPH FAAAAI is a board certified Allergist / Immunologist and Pediatrician with over 30 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching, and research, and numerous publications in major peer reviewed journals.
He has primarily been a practicing allergist, but was also Director, Research and Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement of the Long Island College Hospital Allergy & Immunology training program for 25 years and served there as clinical faculty until it closed in May 2014. He is presently Asst. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Mt. Sinai and Downstate.
Dr. Silverman holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Columbia University and serves on the AAAAI Rhinitis and Ocular Disease Committee. He frequently speaks on topics related to his original clinical research at international meetings and has served as a medical education speaker for many organizations.
We have over 30 years experience caring for adults and children with allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders in Brooklyn. Our philosophy differs from most allergists in that we do not just do testing and advise allergy injections, but instead look for the root cause of the problem, even if it stems from underlying immunologic, autoimmune, hormonal, neoplastic, or other dysfunction.
Primary care physicians refer their patients to us knowing that we will take an ethical, caring and comprehensive approach, leading to resolution of symptoms and suffering. We try to employ natural means such as environmental control, skin care measures, and avoidance of triggers when possible. We offer the best advice and current information to keep your family as healthy and safe as possible.
2044 Ocean Avenue, Suite A7
Brooklyn New York 11230
Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management
Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Allergy symptoms
range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
An allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our immune system protects us from invading organisms that can cause illness. If you have an allergy, your immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance as an invader. This substance is called an allergen. The immune system overreacts to the allergen by producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.
An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis (an-a-fi-LAK-sis) can occur.
A number of different allergens are responsible for allergic reactions. The most common include:
• Insect stings
• Animal dander
If you or your child have allergy symptoms, an allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, can help with a diagnosis. An allergist has advanced training and experience to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe an allergy treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.
Comprehensive Allergy & Immunology Evaluation and Treatment
Skin and Blood testing
Pulmonary Function Testing
Oral Food Challenge
Hives, Eczema, Angioedema
Nasal and Sinus Problems
Ear, Nose and Throat Allergy