David R. Stukus, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. At his institution, Dr. Stukus serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program, Director of the Complex Asthma Clinic, Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Co-Chair for the annual pediatric asthma conference.
Dr. Stukus received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his pediatric residency and Chief residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio followed by his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at The Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Stukus is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, where he serves as the Social Media Medical Editor and Chair of the Quality, Adherence and Outcomes Committee. Dr. Stukus is also an active member of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, currently serving as Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee and as a member of the Education Council and Public Relations Committee. Dr. Stukus is active in medical education and has served as an instructor for the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Board Review course since 2016. Dr. Stukus was a member of the expert panel and co-author of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease sponsored Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States.
Dr. Stukus’ research interests lie in food allergy and asthma, with a desire to better understand and implement evidence-based guidelines into clinical care. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, and published his first textbook: Allergies and Adolescents: Transitioning to Independence in 2018. In addition, he is a pioneer in the use of social media for distributing evidence based information and advocating for patients through his active Twitter account @AllergyKidsDoc, where he routinely engages with the general public and colleagues from around the world. In 2013, Dr. Stukus was the recipient of the inaugural Department of Pediatrics Junior Faculty Award for Innovation based upon his involvement in social media and development of an asthma mobile health application. Dr. Stukus has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Allergy and Immunology by Columbus Monthly annually since 2015.
Dr. Stukus has been been supported throughout his medical career by his wife, Kristin, who is a Pediatric Emergency Room Physician and Director of the Emergency Department Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and their two children Jackson and Harper. He is thankful for all of the wonderful opportunities to become involved in the specialty of Allergy and Immunology.