The Brigham and Women’s AERD Center is a research and patient-care group that is focused on exploring new treatments for the disease and on understanding how aspirin desensitization works. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of allergists, ENT surgeons, and research scientists who work towards the common goal of understanding and managing AERD. We diagnose and treat hundreds of patients per year and our allergists have performed more than 200 aspirin desensitizations over the past 5 years.

Services we offer

– Evaluation and diagnosis of AERD and other allergic diseases
Aspirin Desensitization. This can be done as in an outpatient in clinic, as an inpatient if required, or as part of a clinical trial.
– Participation in clinical trials for AERD and nasal polyps.
– Adjunctive therapies for AERD, including dietary modifications.
– Next generation treatment with biologics. Our physicians follow the most up-to-date research on the emerging field of biologics for AERD, severe asthma, and nasal polyps.
– Referral services to ENT specialists with extensive experience with surgical treatment of AERD patients.

Meet the doctors & researchers

Tanya M. Laidlaw, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of AERD Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of Translational Research in Allergy
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy

Dr. Laidlaw is an allergist who specializes in the care of patients with AERD/Samter’s Triad and whose research focuses on exploring new treatments for the disease and on understanding how aspirin desensitization works.
 

 

Kathleen Buchheit, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Director of AERD Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy

 

 

Joshua A. Boyce, MD
Albert L. Sheffer Professor of Medicine in the Field of Allergic Disease, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of the Jeff and Penny Vinik Center for Allergic Disease Research
Director of Inflammation and Allergic Diseases Research Section
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy

 

 

Neil Bhattacharyya, MD, FACS
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Otolaryngology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology

 

 

 

Elliot Israel, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary
Director of Clinical Research in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Asthma Research Center

 

 

Rachel E. Roditi, MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Otolaryngology

 

 

 

Marina Palumbo

Marina Palumbo
AERD Patient Coordinator
AERD@partners.org
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy

 

 

 

Joe Singer

Joe Singer
AERD Patient Coordinator
jsinger3@partners.org
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy

 

 

Other physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital trained in aspirin desensitization

Anna M. Feldweg, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

Nora Barrett, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy