For over 35 years, Dr. Rao Yalamanchili has been providing quality allergy and asthma care for thousands of patients in the metropolitan New York area. His rare distinction of being board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, in addition to allergy and immunology, has allowed him to provide outstanding care to both adults and children. Dr. Rao has played an integral role in running one of the largest allergy and immunology training programs in the US and has been responsible for training over a hundred allergists since 1977.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Rao earned a Masters of Science degree in nutrition from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York City. He then completed residencies in both pediatrics and internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Long Island College Hospital. Afterwards, Dr. Rao was appointed as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at SUNY-Downstate medical center in Brooklyn, as well as Vice Chairman of Allergy and Immunology at Long Island College Hospital.
Dr. Rao has served as chairman of the Allergy section of the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is also an active fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and various regional, state and local medical societies. He has made numerous scientific presentations at national meetings, and he has authored many articles, which have been published in various medical journals. As an expert and educator in the field, Dr. Rao has organized conferences aimed to update practicing physicians on developments in the treatment of food allergies, asthma, and other allergic disorders.
Dr. Rao and his wife, Sujatha, have made Staten Island their home for over 30 years. Over this time, many of his original patients have had children (or grandchildren) of their own who have also become patients.
Dr. Wu completed his fellowship at SUNY-Downstate in Brooklyn and is Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, as well as Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, before attending medical school at Wayne State University. Afterwards he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, before starting his Allergy and Immunology fellowship. Since fellowship, Dr. Wu has remained active in the Allergy and Immunology training program at SUNY-Downstate, and is also an active staff member at Richmond University Medical Center as well as Staten Island University Hospital.
Due in part to his own food allergies, Dr. Wu has a strong interest in food allergy diagnosis, management and treatment, as well as asthma, which drew him into the field of allergy in the beginning. He also has a strong interest in complementary and alternative medicine in combination with traditional medicine. Before attending medical school, he conducted research with the National Institutes of Health, at the University of Michigan's Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center. During his fellowship, he continued his work in studying green tea extract and its' effects on allergies, as well as resident physician education, and presented his work at national meetings for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
With this background, Dr. Wu is very interested in possible nutritional augmentation and herbal therapies for asthma and food allergies in combination with the latest guidelines for quality medical care. He also loves to educate his patients on their conditions, and works with them to provide the best possible customized care for each patient. Dr. Wu lives on Staten Island with his wife, and in his spare time he enjoys tinkering with the latest technologies.