Burcin U. Fraser, MD/MPH/FAAAAI is a Board Certified Allergist and expert in the field. She has over a decade of clinical and research experience in allergy and immunotherapy. Her multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals are listed below. She has lectured on allergic diseases locally, nationally and internationally throughout her career and continues to provide educational lectures for physicians and patients.

Dr. Fraser practiced Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National in Washington, D.C. for nearly six years. She has experience in difficult cases and nationally recognized clinical research in food allergy and oral immunotherapy. Using her knowledge of complex disease, she transitioned to practice care for the wider community in 2019.

Whole Family Allergy and Immunotherapy was created to better meet the needs of the Chevy Chase, M.D. and Greater Washington, D.C. area. She brings you and your family a breadth of unique experience and quality care in a compassionate setting.

Dr. Fraser lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three young children. When she’s not picking up after the kids, she practices meditation and yoga. She supports the Kennedy Center, the National Zoo and several national museums to enjoy the performing arts and experiences D.C. has to offer.

Her amazing staff includes Christina Odelstierna, RN, BSN, who is the practice’s lead nurse. She and Dr. Fraser worked together for several years prior to opening Whole Family Allergy and Immunotherapy. Christina graduated from JMU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and spent a combined four years working at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Hospital of Oakland. She moved into outpatient allergy in 2014 with Children’s National Medical Center and has continued to work in allergy. Most recently she was at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia.

We would like to welcome our newest team member Erica Showers. She is our new amazing nurse and has hit the ground running!

 

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Urticaria and Angioedema

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

  • 2011-2013
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Research Fellowship in Immunodeficiency
    Baltimore MD
  • 2009-2011
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology
    Cincinnati, OH
  • 2006-2009
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program –
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT

EDUCATION:

  • 2002 to 2006
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Farmington, CT
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 2002 to 2006
  • University of Connecticut Department of Public Health
    Storrs, CT
    Masters of Public Health
  • 1998-2002
  • University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
    Bachelor of Science (Honors) Biochemistry

Publications

1. Low dose peanut challenges can facilitate infant peanut introduction regardless of skin prick test size. Lin, A and Uygungil, B, Robbins K, Ackerman O, Sharma HP. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2020 Jul;125 (1):97-99

2. Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome to peanut with early introduction: a clinical dilemma. Robbins KA, Ackerman OR, Carter CA, Uygungil B, Sprunger A, Sharma HP. JACI in Pract. 2017 Sept 6. Pii: S2213-2198(17)30524-X.

3 Difficult Cases: Nutritional Deficiencies and Food Allergy. Robbins KA and Uygungil, B. JACI in Pract 2017 Mar-Apr;2(5):528-529.

4. Signs and Symptoms of Food Allergy and Food-Induced Anaphylaxis. Sharma HP, Bansil S, Uygungil B. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;62(6):1377-92.

5. Evaluation of a patient with Hyper IgM. Uygungil, B., Bonilla, F., Lederman, H. JACI. 2012 Jun; 129(6): 1692-1693.

6. Severe allergic reaction to thiol-based cytoprotective agents mesna and amifostine in a child with a supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Dorris K, Fouladi M, Davies SM, Perentesis JP,Lawrence JM, Chow LM, Assa’ad A, Uygungil, B, Jodele S. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2011 33(6):e250-2.

7. Immunodeficiency: a problem with the faucet or the drain? Uygungil, B., Assa’ad, A, Khurahana Hershey, GK, Risma K. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 107(6):547-9

8. A novel subset of CD4+ TH2 memory/effector cells that produce inflammatory IL-17 cytokine and promote the exacerbation of chronic allergic asthma. Wang YH, Voo KS, Liu B, Chen CY, Uygungil B, Spoede W, Bernstein JA, Huston DP, Liu YJ. J Exp Med. 2010 207(11): 2479-91. PMCID: PMC2964570

9. Identifying an at-risk population of children with recurrent near-fatal asthma exacerbations: Carroll CL, Uygungil B, Zucker AR, Schramm CM. J Asthma. 2010 May; 47(4):460-4.

10. Persistent rotavirus vaccine shedding in a new case of severe combined immunodeficiency: A reason to screen. Uygungil B, Bleesing JJ, Risma KA, McNeal MM, Rothenberg ME. JACI 2009; 125(1): 270-271.