Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

Allergist, Immunologist, Pediatrician

Bio:   Dr. Kari Nadeau is one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma. She is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, Section Chief of Allergy and Asthma at the Stanford School of Medicine, and an endowed professor under the Naddisy Family Foundation. 

Dr. Nadeau received her MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School, completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in asthma and immunology at Stanford. After completing her residency, she spent 5 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, where she was instrumental in obtaining FDA approval for two biologics in the ?elds of autoimmunity and oncology, before starting her fellowship at Stanford.

Dr. Nadeau has received honors and awards from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Lung Association; the Clinical Immunological Society; Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE); and the NIH. She has also been recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s STAR Grant Award. Dr. Nadeau has served as a reviewer for NIH Study Sections, and a member of the American Lung Association Medical Board, CA. She serves on the Environmental Health Policy committee for the American Thoracic Society and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as a member of ASCI (American Society of Clinical Investigation).

She has authored or co-authored more than 100 original papers. Her research focuses on understanding the factors responsible for the increased prevalence of allergies and asthma in the population, improving diagnostics, and understanding the immunological mechanisms underlying these diseases. She was the first to successfully desensitize individuals to more than one allergy at a time using multi-allergen oral immunotherapy. She continues to push forward with innovative clinical research using novel antibodies, peptide vaccines, and nanoparticles in order to provide safe and effective therapeutic options for those with allergies and asthma.

Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Portola Valley

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology (2007)
  • Internship: Children's Hospital Boston (1996) MA
  • Residency: Children's Hospital Boston (1997) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1995) MA
  • PhD, Harvard Medical School, Biochemistry and Immunology (1995)
  • B.S., Haverford College, Biology (1988)
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2006) CA

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (2008-present)
  • Junior Faculty Award, Clinical Immunological Society (2010)
  • Mary Hewitt Loveless Award, Loveless Foundation (July 2006-July 2009)
  • National Junior Faculty Award, American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (2007)
  • National Junior Faculty Award, American Lung Association (2009)
  • Parker B Francis Award, Francis Foundation (July 2006-July 2009)
  • Pediatric Research Award, CHRP (July 2007-July 2008)
  • Speaker Award, La Entrada Inspirational Speaker Series (2007)
  • Stanford Free Clinics Teaching Award, Stanford Medical School (June 2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Affiliate appointment in Otolaryngology (2007 - 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (2007 - 2011)
  • Assistant Program Director, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program (2007 - 2011)
  • Associate Professor, Affiliate appointment in Otolaryngology (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics (2011 - Present)
  • Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Faculty Member, Multidisciplinary Program in Immunology (2007 - Present)
  • Faculty Member, Stanford Institute of Immunity, Transplantation and Infectious Disease (2007 - Present)
  • Instructor, Allergy and Immunology (2006 - 2007)
  • Instructor, ENT (2007 - 2008)
  • Medical Director, Allergy & Immunology Clinics (2007 - 2011)
  • Section Chief, Allergy and Asthma at the Stanford School of Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Volunteer Clinical Instructor, General Pediatrics (2003 - 2005)