Robbie Pesek, MD, is an associate professor of Allergy and Immunology for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He is also the medical director for the Allergy and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinics at ACH.

Dr. Pesek received his bachelor of science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and completed his medical degree at UAMS. He completed his Pediatric residency at ACH and training in Allergy/Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He joined the faculty at ACH in 2011.

Dr. Pesek is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. His current research interests include primary immunodeficiency, food allergies, as well as eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Pesek’s current research areas of interest are in food allergy, asthma, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. He is a sub-investigator in NIH funded research of novel food allergy treatments. He is a collaborator on several research studies with the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) whose aim is to improve the lives of individuals with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders through innovative research, clinical expertise and education via collaborations between scientists, health care providers, patients, and professional organizations. Current studies include investigation of the natural history of eosinophilic gastritis, enteritis, and colitis as well as dietary management of children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Dr. Pesek is the Medical Director of Asthma for Arkansas Children’s. The asthma program aims to improve the health of all children in Arkansas with asthma through a partnership with primary care and specialty providers throughout the state as well as investigation of novel treatments for asthma.

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