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The IDF Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), is comprised of prominent medical professionals from throughout the country to support the mission of the IDF through the development of science based standards for diagnosis and care for individuals with primary immunodeficiency diseases.

IDF Medical Advisory Committee Resolutions

Immunization Recommendations

In April 2014, the IDF Medical Advisory Committee responded to the uncertainty regarding which live viral or bacterial vaccines can be given to patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases as well as the growing neglect of societal adherence to routine immunizations. “Recommendations for live viral and bacterial vaccines in immunodeficient patients and their close contacts” appeared in the April 2014 edition of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Click here to view the article.

IDF Medical Advisory Committee

Rebecca Buckley, MD - Chair
Duke University School of Medicine

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD - Vice Chair
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Zuhair Ballas, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Francisco Bonilla, MD, PhD
Northeast Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Fabio Candotti, MD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Thomas Fleisher, MD
National Institutes of Health

Lisa Forbes, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital

Ramsay Fuleihan, MD
Ann & Rober H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida

Howard Lederman, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Department of Pediatrics

Harry Malech, MD
National Institutes of Health

Luigi Notarangelo, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – National Institutes of Health

Hans Ochs, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute
University of Wisconsin

Jordan Orange, MD, PhD
CUMC/New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Puck, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health

John Routes, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ralph Shapiro, MD
Midwest Immunology Clinic

E. Richard Stiehm, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Ballow, MD
University of South Florida

R. Michael Blaese, MD

Erwin Gelfand, MD
National Jewish Medical and Research Center