Associate Director, Gores Family Allergy Center
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Melinda Braskett is the Associate Medical Director of the Gores Family Allergy Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. She is a board certified allergist and clinical immunologist. She is also board certified in pediatric medicine. Dr. Braskett graduated with honors from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and her fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to coming to CHLA in February of 2016, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA where she refined her expertise in high risk food and drug allergy procedures as Medical Director of the UCLA Food and Drug Allergy Care Center.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Braskett’s clinical experience and expertise focuses on food and drug allergy. She also has extensive training in primary immunodeficiency and immune dysregulation syndromes. She has authored clinical and original research articles, and presented at national meetings. Her clinical research interests include diagnostic clinical investigations of food and drug hypersensitivity and personalizing desensitization protocols.


Medical School: 

College Hunter College of City University of New York, NY B.S (Math), Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1993
Medical School College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, M.D., 2001



Internship Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatrics) 2001- 2002



Residency Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatrics) 2002- 2004



Fellowship David Geffen School of Medine at UCLA Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Los Angeles, CA 2006-2009


Professional Memberships: 

New Allergist Immunologist Assembly of AAAAI 2009-2014
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2008-current
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) 2007-current
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2001-current


Southern California Super Doctors
Super Doctors identifies doctors who have
attained peer recognition and professional
achievement as selected by their peers and
independent market research 2014-2015

Honorary Medical Chair
Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Santa Monica “Walk for a Cure” 2010

Primary Immunodeficiency Scholar,
Clinical Immunology Society,
Awarded to fellows based on case report abstract 2009

Hypersensitivity Diseases Scholar,
Clinical Immunology Society
Awarded to fellows based on research proposal 2008

Rebecca A. Schwartz Award,
College of Physicians & Surgeons,
Columbia University
Granted for achievement in pediatric cardiology 2001

Jonas Salk Award, City University of New York
Granted to 4 graduates entering medical school for achievement in research 1996


Jakel P, Carsten C, Carino A, Braskett M, Nursing Care of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Desensitization: Part II. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2016, 20 (2): 137-139.

Jakel P, Carsten C, Braskett M, Carino A Nursing Care of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Desensitization: Part I. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2016, 20 (1): 29-32.

Clayton E, Madamba J, Kong XT, Braskett, M Successful desensitization protocol for delayed cutaneous eruption to temozolomide. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, 2014, 2(5):626-8.

Braskett M, Riedl MA. Novel antioxidant approaches to the treatment of upper airway inflammation. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2010, 10(1): 34-41.

Gores Family Allergy Center

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2501Office