OUR DOCTORS

We’d like to introduce you to our allergy doctors and staff:

Dr. Julie Kuriakose

PHYSICIAN & EDUCATOR

Dr. Julie Kuriakose is a distinguished physician and educator. She is dual board certified in Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kuriakose has notable expertise in nasal and ocular allergies, sinusitis, asthma, and anaphylaxis. In addition, she has extensive experience in evaluating food and medication allergies, cosmetic allergies, diseases of the skin, insect sting reactions, latex allergy, and semen allergy.

Not only committed to the practice of allergy and immunology, Dr. Kuriakose is also devoted to academic research and teaching. Dr. Kuriakose is the author of several articles and abstracts, which are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Kuriakose has delivered local and national presentations on various topics within the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. Also, she performed extensive clinical and laboratory research in environmental allergies, asthma and air pollution.

Dr. Kuriakose is a faculty member at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Weill and a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York Presbyterian. She plays an integral role in cultivating the Allergy and Immunology fellowship training program and in medical student, resident, and fellow education.

Nationally, Dr. Kuriakose is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and the American Medical Association. Dr. Kuriakose is a leader in the field of allergy and immunology. She is the President of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society for 2017 and she has served as a member of the Women’s Health Committee for the ACAAI.

Dr. Kuriakose strives to provide evidence based, thoughtful, personalized care that best serves the needs of her patients. She performs allergen skin testing, lung function testing, nasal endoscopy and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Dr. Tim Mainardi

PHYSICIAN RESEARCHER & EDUCATOR

Dr. Tim Mainardi is a physician, researcher and educator who specializes in treating a host of allergic diseases. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is an expert in treating nasal and ocular allergies, asthma, sinusitis, anaphylaxis and diseases of the skin. He is also a thought leader in the field of complementary and alternative medicine in allergy, has published a book chapter and review article, and has lectured at Columbia University on that subject.

Dr. Mainardi attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he was elected by his peers to give the commencement speech at graduation. He continued his medical education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Mainardi amassed six separate teaching awards given by medical students and other residents, and was admitted to the prestigious Arnold P Gold Honor Society. Dr. Mainardi believes strongly that patient education is the center of any practice, and an educated patient is a healthier patient.

Dr. Tim Mainardi is currently a faculty member at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Weill and is the consultant allergist for Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. He is a leader in the New York City area in medication allergies, with a focus on chemotherapy. Patients visiting Dr. Mainardi can receive a full range of care for allergic issues. He provides allergy consultations and pulmonary function testing in addition to treatment for conditions including hives, psoriasis, sore throat, sinus problems, allergic cough, and ear infection.

Dr. Tricia Lee

allergist & immunologist

Dr. Tricia Lee is an allergist and immunologist specializing in environmental allergies, allergy shots, sinusitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, eczema, hives, angioedema, asthma, and immunodeficiency. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and board eligible for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lee completed training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Louisville and allergy/immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research has included clinical trials in asthma and food allergy, and she has published articles and presented at national meetings about immunodeficiency, food allergy, and infectious disease. She is a member of the American College of Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and New York Allergy and Asthma Society.

Dr. Rushita Mehta

allergist & immunologist

Dr. Rushita Mehta is an allergist and immunologist that specializes in environmental allergies, asthma, sinusitis, food allergies, insect venom allergies, anaphylaxis, eczema, hives and angioedema. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Dr. Mehta received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. She then moved to New York to complete her residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jacobi Medical Center and her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Mehta has published many abstracts and given presentations on various topics within the field of Allergy and Immunology. She is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI), and the New York Allergy and Asthma Society (NYAAS).

Dr. Mehta is committed to providing excellent, evidence-based, compassionate care for her patients.