October 12, 2009

Allergy-Otolaryngology Sinusitis Clinic opens on Bayview campus

The Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus has opened a new joint Allergy-Otolaryngology Sinusitis Clinic. Led by Jean Kim, assistant professor of otolaryngology, and Peter Creticos, associate professor of clinical immunology, the clinic provides comprehensive care to patients who have a history of sinus disease, and allergies or asthma.

“Many times, our patients suffer for years without relief. We want to identify the problem as soon as we can in order to start the most appropriate treatment,” Kim said.

In most cases, patients are seen by a specialist, sent for testing and diagnosed all in the same day. The clinic offers a full range of services, from nasal endoscopy to allergy skin testing.

Because chronic sinus problems often occur with other immune and respiratory disorders, Kim and Creticos also can refer patients to the appropriate specialists if needed.