Dr. El-Dahr earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and then her medical degree from Thomas-Jefferson University. She completed an internship in Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital and then her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health Science Center where she also completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. Her current research interests include Asthma and allergic sensitization in childhood, as well as the immunology of Autism in children.
Dr. El-Dahr is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatric Rheumatology.
- Horner WE, Armstrong M, El-Dahr J, McCants M, Reese G, Kobernick AK, Lehrer SB. Prevalence of IgE reactivity in mold-allergic subjects to commercially available fungal extracts. Allergy Asthma Proceedings 2008;29(6):629-35.
- Villacis J. Rice TR, Bucci LR, El-Dahr JM, Wild L, DeMerrell D, Soteres D, Lehrer SB. Do shrimp-allergic individuals tolerate shrimp derived glucosamine? Clin Exp Allergy 2006;36(11):1457-61.
- Sterling Y, El-Dahr JM. Wheezing and asthma in early childhood: An update. Pediatric Nursing 32(1):2006;27-31 & 33.
- Bradstreet JJ, El-Dahr JM, Anthony A, Kartzinel JJ, Wakefield AJ. Detection of measles virus genomic RNA in cerebral spinal fluid in children with regressive autism. J Amer Physicians and Surgeons 2004;9(2):38-45.
- Tanaka LG, El-Dahr JM, Lehrer SB. Double-blind, placebo-controlled corn challenge resulting in anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2001;107(4):744.
- Reese G, Colbert WN, El-Dahr JM, McCants ML, Lehrer SB. Children with acute asthma: IgE antibody reactivities to fungi, house dust mites, cockroaches, and other indoor allergens. Ped Asthma Allergy Immunol 2000;14:59-67.
- Helbling A, Haydel R, McCants ML, Musmand JJ, El-Dahr JM, Lehrer SB. Fish allergy: is cross-reactivity among fish species relevant? Double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge studies of fish allergic adults. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1999;83:517-23.
- El-Dahr JM, Fink R, Selden R, Arruda LK, Platts-Mills TAE, Heymann P. Development of immune responses to Aspergillus at an early age in children with Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1994;150:1513-18.
- El-Dahr JM, Paris K, Sikora MM, Lichtveld MY, Mitchell HE. Sensitivity to mold and environmental allergens in post-Katrina New Orleans. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123(2):S18.
- Oberhoff S, El-Dahr JM, Klemawesch PJ. Food Dependant Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis to Wheat may be Diagnosed Using Wheat Flour. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123(2):S190
- Lehrer SB, Oberhoff SW, Tanaka G, Reese G, El-Dahr JM, Wild LG. Immunoblotting studies of DBPC corn challenged subjects to identify clinically relevant corn allergens. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123(2):S183.
- Klemawesch PJ, El-Dahr JM. Hyperbaric oxygen relieves severe digital ischemia from accidental EpiPen injection. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123(2):S189.
- El-Dahr JM, Grimsley LF, White L, Sterling Y, Thornton E, Mvula M, Stephens K, Cohn R, Kennedy S, Mitchell HE, Chulada P, Martin W, Lichtveld MY. Pediatric asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans: The HEAL Study. Presented at the Integrative Pediatric Council meeting (Pangea), New York, NY, November 14, 2008.
- Sikora MM, Paris K, Lichtveld MY, Mitchell HE, El-Dahr JM. A comparison of skin test reactivity of children with asthma in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2008;177:A186.
- El-Dahr JM, Sikora M, Grimsley LF, White L, Sterling Y, Mvula M, Stephens K, Cohn R, Kennedy S, Mitchell M, Lichtveld M. HEAL-ing New Orleans: The Post-Katrina Pediatric Asthma Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;121(2):S232.
- Sikora MM, El-Dahr JM, Boh E. Adalimumab more effective than infliximab in treatment of PAPA syndrome. Presented at the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, February 2008.
- Sikora MM, Bansal R, El-Dahr JM. Caucasian female with cystic fibrosis and associated common variable immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007;119(1):S182.
- Kim L, El-Dahr JM. Skin test reactivity in children with asthma and rhinitis in New Orleans prior to Hurricane Katrina. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;117(2):S6.
- Pradham S, Mvula M, El-Dahr JM, Sterling Y, Andrews K, Sparks K, Larzelere M, Mangat R, Druby H, Fernandez C, Moore C. Characteristics of an inner-city population using two main Emergency Departments for asthma exacerbations. Presented at the LSU Health Sciences Center Pediatric Research Day, New Orleans, LA, May 2005.
- Mvula M, El-Dahr JM, Sterling Y, Andrews K, Sparks K, Moore C. Comprehensive approach to improve the quality of life of children with asthma in New Orleans. Presented at the LSU Health Sciences Center Pediatric Research Day, New Orleans, LA, May 2005.
- McLaughlin AP, Brown MA, Hillman DG, Brice D, El-Dahr JM, Heymann PW. Emergency department visits for children with asthma exacerbations living in locations with different climates. Presented at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology meeting, San Antonion, TX, March 21, 2005.
- Soteres DM, El-Dahr JM. Up-regulated apoptosis in the skin of a 15 year old boy with disseminated papillomatosis and idiopathic CD4 + lymphocytopenia. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005;115(2):S227.
- DeMerrell DM, El-Dahr JM. Outside the bubble: an atypical presentation of severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCIDs), J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005;115(2):S80.
- Villacis JF, El-Dahr JM, Wild L, DeMerrell D, Soteres D, Bucci LR, Lehrer SB. Shrimp derived glucosamine is well tolerated in shrimp allergic individuals. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005;115(2):S92.
- Reder MW, Wild LG, El-Dahr JM, Villacis J, DeMerrell D, Soteres D, Bocci L, Lehrer SB. IgE antibody reactivity of shrimp allergic subjects to inhalant and food allergens. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005;115(2):S92
- DeMerrell GD, Olmos CE, El-Dahr JM. Mites in the Mix: Dust mite contamination of a flour product. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;113(2, pt 2):S235.
- Soteres DF, El-Dahr JM. Reinstitution of methotrexate despite history of erythema multiforme and angioedema. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;113(2, pt 2):S312.
- Villacis JR, Lehrer N, Vogel L, Schicktanz S, Randow S, Reese G, El-Dahr JM, Veiths S, Lehrer SB. Comparison of IgE reactivity of recombinant and natural Pen a 1 by RAST and mediator release. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;113(2, pt 2):S148.