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

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 and latex 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


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. Rose Karanicolas

allergist & immunologist

Dr. Rose Karanicolas is an established Allergist and Immunologist practicing in New York City for several years. She has expertise in both the treatment of children and adults in allergic and immunological diseases. Her clinical interests involve environmental allergy, allergic rhinitis, allergy shots, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, immunodeficiency and autoinflammatory diseases.

She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from the Ross University School of Medicine highest honors and completed Pediatric residency and Allergy/ Immunology fellowship at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

She is board certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as Pediatrics. Dr. Karanicolas has conducted research in pediatric food allergy as well as in Celiac disease associated with rheumatologic disease.

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), the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) and the New York Allergy and Asthma Society (NYAAS).


Dr. Steven Simonte

Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Dr. Steven Simonte has over 20 years of experience dealing with allergic disorders in both adults and children. His current scope of practice includes the full range of allergic diseases, asthma, and sinus disease. His areas of interest include food allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis (eczema).  

Dr. Simonte completed an accelerated 7-year premedical-medical program (Inteflex) at the University of Michigan Medical School. He started his career as a Pediatrician and remains a Board Certified Pediatrician. His internship was performed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and he finished his residency at Columbia University. He completed his fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City where he was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best physicians in the fields of food allergy and immunology.

At Mount Sinai, Dr. Simonte performed and published original research regarding the management of patients with food allergy and immunologic disorders. He has served on the Atopic Dermatitis Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. As a long time allergy and asthma sufferer himself, he understands how these conditions have a huge impact on the quality of life for patients who struggle to deal with these disorders. Dr. Simonte is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for both adults and children with allergic diseases.