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Pediatrics ~ Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology


Dr. John Carlson teaches inhaler techniques to a young patient.

The Section of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology provides clinical care for children with disorders of the immune system, which include allergies, asthma, immune deficiencies and rheumatic disorders. The Section offers state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plans, with the most advanced allergy and immunology pediatric care available. With education and support, our faculty help make living with these conditions more manageable.

Programs and Services

  • Asthma
  • Food allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Eczema
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Insect venom allergies
  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Hives
  • Drug allergies
  • Autoimmune arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Immunotherapy
Our Team

Jane El-Dahr, MD - Section Chief
John Carlson, MD, PhD

Contact Information

Patient Services:
Children's Hospital Specialty Center - Lakeside 501
4720 South I-10 Service Rd W Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-988-6253
Fax (504) 988-6751

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code 8637
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax : 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code 8637
Room 5200
Phone: 504-894-5494
Fax: (504)-885-2417
Contact: Connie Darby
Email: connie@tulane.edu