David R. Stukus, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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David Stukus, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Prior to becoming the director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center, Dr. Stukus started the Complex Asthma Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2011, which treats children with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma. In addition to providing clinical care for children with all types of food allergy, Dr. Stukus participates in clinical research, quality improvement, patient advocacy, and medical education. An internationally recognized keynote speaker, Dr. Stukus has received named lectureships and awards from various national and international organizations. Dr. Stukus holds multiple leadership positions in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and is one of twelve allergists invited as a member of the Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters. In 2018, Dr. Stukus was invited to become the first Social Media Medical Editor for the AAAAI, where he produces and hosts their podcast "Conversations From the World of Allergy". He has been named a Top Doctor in Pediatric Allergy every year since 2015.

Dr. Dave (as his patients call him) has devoted his career to communicating evidence based medicine and best clinical practice to colleagues, medical professionals of all backgrounds, patients, and the general public. He is very active on social media and uses his popular Twitter and Instagram accounts @AllergyKidsDoc to dispel myths and combat misinformation. In addition to developing an elective rotation to train medical students and residents about best social media practices as medical professionals, he co-chairs an annual conference at Nationwide Children's Hospital and authored a textbook on this topic as well. Dr. Stukus obtained his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics. His wife, Kristin, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital and they have been settled in central Ohio with their two children since 2011.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • AAAAI Foundation and Gail Shapiro, MD FAAAAI Memorial Lectureship, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Bram Rose Memorial Lectureship, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Osler Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2018
  • Daniel J. Goodman Lectureship, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Department of Pediatrics Junior Faculty Award for Innovation, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2013
  • Member, Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2020 - Present
  • Social Media Editor, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2018 - Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016 - Present

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/01/2011

Board Certifications
  • Allergy & Immunology
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Date Completed: 06/30/2008
Residency Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2006
Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/25/2002
Research Funding
DBV Technologies

Multi-Site Clinical Trial investigating the utility of atopy patch testing for diagnosis of non-IgE mediated cow's milk allergy, Principal Investigator

Dr. Stukus conducts a telehealth visit with a patient and her mom

COVID-19 and Asthma

Parents have a lot of questions when it comes to COVID-19 and asthma. Dr. David Stukus recently shared an asthma action plan you can put in place and discussed how telehealth is helping doctors deliver care during the COVID-19 crisis.