Provider Profiles

Our Physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology

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Sudhir Sekhsaria, M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI

Dr. Sekhsaria has been in practice since 1992. He is board certified in Allergy & Immunology, and has been certified in Diagnostic and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Sekhsaria completed his fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, after completing a pediatric residency at Howard University Hospital. He has published many scientific articles in asthma, allergy and immunology. He is actively involved in teaching physicians-in-training about asthma, allergic disease and immune problems. Dr. Sekhsaria has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the specialty’s premier organization.

Neena Bhatti, M.D., Member of ACAAI

Dr. Bhatti is board certified in Allergy and Immunology. She has been elected a fellow of the American Academy and American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She has an extensive clinical experience of treating adults and children with various Allergic and Immunological disorders. She spends a lot of her time doing asthma and allergic disorder educational seminars for nurses and community physicians. Dr. Bhatti works with the local County Health Departments to facilitate patient education courses about smoking cessation. Her passion is to education her patients about the disease state and increase compliance with their treatment plan. Dr. Bhatti is married with two sons. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano,  and biblical counseling.

Manav Singla, M.D., FAAP, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Dr. Singla is board certified in Allergy & Immunology.
He completed his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he also spent a year on the medical school’s faculty. He is a graduate from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.  He has published articles in allergy and immunology. He is actively involved in teaching physicians-in-training about asthma, allergic disease and immune problems. Dr. Singla holds the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Singla has been elected a Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the specialty’s premier organizations. Dr. Singla was voted as TOP DOC by Baltimore Magazine in 2014.

Naba Sharif, MD, Member of AAAAI and ACAAI

dr_sharifDr. Sharif is dual Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as in Pediatrics.  She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and her medical degree with Distinction in Research from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital of Brown University and her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the North Shore-LIJ Health System.  She has also practiced as a Pediatrician and as an Allergist-Immunologist at Kaiser Permanente in the greater Washington DC area.

Dr. Sharif is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – the specialty’s premier national organizations.  She is passionate about community service, health education and empowerment, as well as advocacy for the underprivileged.  She serves on a number of community advisory boards, is the editor of a national health blog and is an allergy columnist for an online paper.

 

Gitika Dhillon, M.D.

Dr. Dhillon is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as Internal Medicine.  She is a Baltimore native and has completed her Allergy and Immunology training at the University of Rochester.  Prior to that she was a research associate in the Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for two years.  There she worked with Dr. Bob Wood, an internationally recognized expert in food allergy.  Dr. Dhillon completed her internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital after graduating from Loyola College in Baltimore and Ross University College of Medicine. Dr. Dhillon has received awards for her research at the national level.  In her free time she enjoys biking, travel and cooking.

Denise Johnson, P.A.-C.

Denise is a board-certified Physician Assistant who is specialty trained in Allergy & Asthma. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and completed her Physician Assistant training at CCBC Essex – Towson State University in Baltimore. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Amber Viel, FNP-C

Amber Viel, FNP-C, earned her Bachelor of Science and Nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She also completed her Masters of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner training at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. Amber is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She joined the Asthma, Allergy & Sinus Center in November 2012. Previously she worked for an allergy asthma group in Los Angeles. Her past nursing experiences include running a community health clinic in East Baltimore where she specialized in chronic disease management for both children and adults.

Amber is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Amber spent two and a half years in Madagascar as a U.S. Peace Corps community health volunteer.

Amber is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in her free time.