Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

Allergist, Immunologist, Pediatrician

Bio:   Dr. Kari Nadeau is the Naddisy Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and, Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. She is Section Chief in Asthma and Allergy in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at Stanford. She is now the Sr. Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Hospital Medicine.

For more than 30 years, she has devoted herself to understanding how environmental and genetic factors affect the risk of developing allergies and asthma, and the molecular mechanisms underlying the diseases. As one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma, her research is laying the groundwork for a variety of potential future therapies to prevent and cure allergies and asthma. Dr. Nadeau leads a team of specialists spanning allergy, asthma, and immunology across Stanford University. She has been a pioneer in the field of Translational Allergy and Immunology, both defining the mechanism of new therapies and then translating them clinically to make transformative changes in patients. She has led research in oncology, transplant and autoimmune trials and is a member of the National Steering Committee for the intramural clinical research programs at the NIH. She started 4 biotech companies in the Bay Area under Stanford patents and has worked in industry to shepherd two drugs through the FDA to approval.

Dr. Nadeau received her MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School through the NIH MSTP program scholarships. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in asthma and immunology at Stanford and at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Nadeau has served as a FDA consultant and a reviewer for NIH Study Sections. Also, she serves on the environmental health policy committee for the American Thoracic Society, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and is a fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI). She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Association of American Physicians (AAP), the medical board of the American Lung Association in California, the Scientific Advisory Board of the EPA, and is currently working with the US Congress and CA Governor’s office on Global Climate Change emergency preparedness plans.

In addition to her above involvements, Dr. Nadeau advises other departments and centers on translational allergy and immunology studies, including serving on the National Scientific Committee for the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Dr. Nadeau contributes on multiple editorial boards for high impact journals and to date published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and is a reviewer for NIH study sections and for many high impact journals in basic science and clinical medicine.

She is also passionate about breaking down health barriers and creating meaningful change for children and adults in underserved areas and has developed outreach and educational programs with partners in East Palo Alto, Inner City Chicago, Harlem, and San Francisco.

Her work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards. Through FARE, CoFAR, WHO, the United Nations and other partnerships, she collaborates with colleagues from institutions around the globe.

Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Portola Valley

Professional Education

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

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)