Interim Chief, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Asthma, Drug, Food and Insect allergies, Anaphylaxis, Atopic dermatitis (eczema)


Medical School: 

Hahnemann University School of Medicine


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatrics Internship


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatric Residency


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatric Allergy/Immunology



Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics; Allergy & Immunology: American Board of Allergy & Immunology

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI); American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI); California Thoracic Society, American Lung Association


Mary and Morris Press Humanism Award, CHLA; Phillip Rothman Memorial Award for Resident Teaching, CHLA; University Childrens Medical Group Distinguished Service Award


Ferdman RM. Urticaria and Angioedema. Clin Peds Emerg Med. 2007 8:72-80.

Ferdman RM, Linzer JF. The runny nose in the emergency department: rhinitis and sinusitis. Clin Ped Emerg Med 2007 8:123-30.

Ferdman RM, Church JA. Mixed-up nuts: identification of peanuts and tree nuts by children. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2006 97:73-7.

Ferdman, RM, Church JA. Denial Of Insurance Authorization At a Subspecialty Office As a Cause of Missed Opportunities For Influenza Vaccination in Children with Asthma. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2006 160: 987-8.

Ferdman RM, Ong PY, Church JA. Pectin Anaphylaxis and Possible Association with Cashew Allergy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2006 97:759-60.


Research Interests: 

Asthma and allergy education for healthcare professionals and patients; High risk populations and access to care

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Los Angeles, CA 90027
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