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Jennifer Simonaire, DO

Jennifer Simonaire, DO

Dr Simonaire is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology.  Dr. Simonaire completed her fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, where she conducted research on adults with pollen allergies. She also conducted research on food allergies and has a strong interest in food allergy challenges. Prior to that, she completed her Pediatric residency at Lutheran General Children’s Hospital (now Advocate Children’s Hospital). While there, she piloted a study to assess the impact of asthma education on children.

She has presented at several major national and regional conferences on topics including asthma, food allergies, drug allergies, and rare immunologic conditions.

She and her husband are excited to be back in the Midwest, where she grew up. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, community service, and watching her favorite football team. (Please don’t hold it against her that it is the Packers!) She especially enjoys spending time with her family, which now includes her son and her daughter.


  • Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  • Pediatrics (Research Scholars Pathway)
  • Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Medical School

  • Midwestern University, Chicago, IL


  • Division of Allergy & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University Advisor: Brant Ward, MD, Ph.D. Allergy & Immunology
  • Adult patients with confirmed sensitization to Timothy-grass or Short Ragweed pollen allergic were recruited and randomized to receive placebo or either Timothy-grass or Short Ragweed allergen extract tablets
    No statistically significant differences were seen in the PC3 values before and after treatment
  • Presenting an oral abstract entitled “Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets Do Not Alter Skin Prick Responses During Treatment” at AAAAI meeting on 02/25/2019.
  • Division of Allergy & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University Advisor: Wei Zhao, MD, Ph.D. Allergy & Immunology
    Reviewed and revised all food challenge protocols with the most recent published data for patients of different ages
  • Collected data for analysis of treatment strategies for failed FPIES challenges
  • “Iggy and the Inhalers”: A Pilot Study to Assess the Impact of an AsthmaEducation Program in School-Age Children
    Assessed the utility of these asthma education materials at increasing parent/child asthma knowledge and self-efficacy


  • 11/2018 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle Poster Presentation
  • Missense Mutation in NLRP12 Associated with an Atypical Periodic Fever Syndrome
  • 11/2018 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle Poster Presentation
  • DRESS to TEN: Is This a Continuum?
  • 09/2018 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond Grand Rounds
  • Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity: A Review and an Update
  • 05/2018 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond Case Conference
  • A Rare Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin: Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis
  • 03/2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress, Orlando Poster Presentation
  • Periodic Inflammation Without Fever Associated with Pathogenic Familial NLRP3 Variant R262W