Mirna Chehade, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and the founding director of the Mount Sinai Center for Eosinophilic Disorders, which provides cutting-edge clinical care, research, and support for patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) and their families, including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
After receiving her MD degree from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr Chehade went on the complete an internship in pediatrics there. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, USA, and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and liver diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
A prolific researcher, Dr Chehade is currently involved in 12 ongoing studies, both publicly and privately funded: she is a site principal investigator in the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) funded by the NIH, principal investigator in several studies, and site principal investigator in multiple multicenter clinical studies of EoE and eosinophilic gastroenteritis. She is the author or coauthor of numerous publications on gastrointestinal food allergies and EGIDs. Dr Chehade is an active member of several national and international scientific organizations—she currently serves as vice-chair of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and as chair of the EoE prevalence task force of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.