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About Dr. Summit Shaw

Allergy doctor Summit Shah, MD specializes in allergy diagnosis and treatment that affect both adults and children, including drug allergies, hay fever, asthma, venom allergies, sinus disease, and more. Dr. Shah founded the Allergy Department at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA in Columbus, OH, where he is still an active member of the staff. Dr. Shah also actively practices at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children’s’ Hospital, Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, and Riverside Hospital. His areas of interest are pediatric food allergies and eczema. Dr. Shah, a Columbus native, graduated as valedictorian from Bishop Watterson High School before attending Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s with Honors. A Buckeye through and through, he stayed at OSU for medical school. After earning his MD from the College of Medicine at Ohio State, Dr. Shah underwent a residency program in Boston as well as a fellowship training program at the renowned Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA, where he trained under acclaimed experts in allergy and immunology. An allergy doctor by profession, Dr. Shah also enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes, golfing, and scuba diving. Dr Shah resides in Columbus with his wife, who is a graduate of Dublin Coffman high school and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. They have two daughters, Saanvi and Saaya.

Sesame Allergies Increasing in the United States

Though sesame allergies affect less than 1% of the United States’ population, somewhere between 300,000 and 500,000 people in the U.S. are allergic to sesame. According to allergists, many more people are afflicted in the U.S. today than a decade or two ago. The most common symptom associated with sesame allergy is hives, with hives, [...]

Is There A Link Between Asthma and Autism?

Autism and autism spectrum disorder involve impairments in communication and social interaction and are thought to result from abnormal brain development. This type of abnormal brain development is most likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The rate of autism diagnosis has increased significantly since 1980, as has the diagnosis of asthma. [...]

Understanding Food Allergy

Understanding Food Allergy by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases .

Asthma Advance: How Immune Pathways Contribute to Asthma

How Immune Pathways Contribute to Asthma, a video by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Allergy Relief for Your Child

  A document by the FDA on Allergy relief for children. [slideshare id=58228410&doc=allergieskidsdrsummitshah-160213175305&type=d]

Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks

A document by the the FDA uploaded by Dr. Summit Shah on reducing the risks of food allergies. [slideshare id=58227869&doc=foodallergens0109-160213172708&type=d]


Immunodeficiency can be the cause of recurrent infections of the lungs, sinuses, ears, nose and throat. These symptoms are a common clinical presentation of patients that are referred to an Allergist/ Immunologist for evaluation. In most cases these infections turn out to be due to a respiratory allergy or simple frequent infection. However, in a [...]

Can I be allergic to my pet?

Pet Allergies Dr Shah Yes you can be allergic to your pet. Roughly 15-20% of people are allergic to animals.Most of the allergies are to the pets dander, which are scales of old skin. Cats are the most common culprit of allergies. Symptoms of an animal allergy can include, red, itchy, watery eyes [...]

Can I be allergic to my medication?

Pill Allergy, ,Dr Summit Shah Yes you can be allergic to your medication. Medication allergy symptoms can range from mild to life threatening. The mild symptoms include, hives, skin rash, itchy skin or eyes, congestion and swelling of mouth and throat. A more severe reaction called "Anaphylaxis" may include difficulty breathing, blueness of [...]

What happens with skin pricks and blood tests?

An Allergist administers allergy tests starting with IgE skin tests. This test is relatively painless. A very small amount of an allergen is put in your skin by making a small prick on the surface of your skin. If you have allergies the area will swell and look and feel like a mosquito bite. The [...]