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Robert Pesek

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPediatrics, College of Medicine
DivisionPeds Allergy
Address ACH Research Institute
1120 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 512-13
Little Rock AR 72202
Phone501-364-3149
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    Robbie Pesek, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology for the University of Arkansas forMedical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is also the medical director for the Allergy and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinics at ACH. Dr. Pesek received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and completed his medical degree at UAMS. He completed his Pediatric residency at ACH and training in Allergy/Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He joined the faculty at ACH in 2011. Dr. Pesek is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. His current research interests include primary immunodeficiency, food allergies, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Some of the UAMS College of Medicine faculty members provide pediatric patient care at Arkansas Children's Hospital. In addition, a wide range of pediatric services are provided in more than 35 subspecialties around Arkansas in locations such as the Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center in Little Rock. To make an appointment at Arkansas Children's Hospital, please call 501-364-4000.


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    Funding Agency: PBM Products - Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Crossover Allergy Study of an Extensively Hydrolyzed Casein Formula Followed by a 16 Week Double Blind Feeding Period to Assess Growth, Safety and the Development of Tolerance to Cow's Milk Protein - Start Date: 2015-05-08

    Pass Through Agency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Funding Agency: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute - Title: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Intervention Trial-Randomized 1 Food Elimination vs 4 Food Elimination Diet followed by Swallowed Glucocorticoids. - Start Date: 2015-01-01

    Funding Agency: Danone Research - Title: A Prospective, double blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the immunological benefits and clinical effects of an elimination diet using an amino acid based formula (AAF) with an added pre-probiotic blend in infants with Cow's milk Allergy (CMA) - Start Date: 2013-07-01

    Funding Agency: Atlantic Research Group, Inc - Title: Multicenter, Open-Label, Historically Controlled, Phase III Study to Assess the Efficacy, Tolerability, Safety adn Pharmacokinetics of Kedrion IVIG 10% in Adults and Pediatric Subjects with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) - Start Date: 2013-03-07

    Funding Agency: AstraZeneca - Title: A 26 week, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, active controlled, multicenter, multinational safety study evaluating the risk of serious asthma-related events during treatment with Symbicort, in adult and adolescent > 12 YO with asthma - Start Date: 2013-01-01


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    1. Sun RW, Bonilla-Velez J, Pesek RD, Johnson AB, Cleves MA, Richter GT. Eosinophilic esophagitis in children under the age of 5 years: Clinical characteristics. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep 02. PMID: 28865084.
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    2. Pesek RD, Rettiganti M, O'Brien E, Beckwith S, Daniel C, Luo C, Scurlock AM, Chandler P, Levy RA, Perry TT, Kennedy JL, Chervinskiy S, Vonlanthen M, Casteel H, Fiedorek SC, Gibbons T, Jones SM. Effects of allergen sensitization on response to therapy in children with eosinophilic esophagitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Aug; 119(2):177-183. PMID: 28676207.
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    3. Pesek RD, Jones SM. Current and Emerging Therapies for IgE-Mediated Food Allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2016 Apr; 16(4):28. PMID: 26942731.
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    4. Jones SM, Agbotounou WK, Fleischer DM, Burks AW, Pesek RD, Harris MW, Martin L, Thebault C, Ruban C, Benhamou PH. Safety of epicutaneous immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy: A phase 1 study using the Viaskin patch. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Apr; 137(4):1258-1261.e10. PMID: 26920463.
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    5. Wagner KD, Bell MC, Pesek RD, Kennedy JL. Fifty-six-year-old man with anaphylaxis: A novel delayed food hypersensitivity reaction. J Ark Med Soc. 2015 Nov; 112(7):110-2. PMID: 26625604.
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    6. Pesek R, Fox R. Successful treatment of Schnitzler syndrome with canakinumab. Cutis. 2014 Sep; 94(3):E11-2. PMID: 25279482.
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    7. Petitto J, Chervinskiy SK, Scurlock AM, Perry TT, Jones SM, Pesek RD. Successful clarithromycin desensitization in a macrolide-sensitive pediatric patient. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 1(3):307-8. PMID: 24565493.
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    8. Pesek RD, Lockey RF. Management of insect sting hypersensitivity: an update. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2013 May; 5(3):129-37. PMID: 23638310; PMCID: PMC3636446.
    9. Pesek RD, Jones SM. Anaphylaxis in Food Allergy. Chem Immunol Allergy, Karger. 2013.
    10. Dilley MA, Jones SM, Perry TT, Scurlock AM, Pesek RD. Pneumococcal meningitis in a patient with IRAK-4 deficiency: a case of failed prophylactic therapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In Practice. 2013.
    11. Pesek RD, Burbank A. ANGELS Guidelines: Urticaria and Angioedema. 2013.
    12. Pesek RD, Jones SM, Scurlock AM. Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology. Future treatment of food allergy. 2012.
    13. Pesek RD, Lockey RF. Diagnosis and Management of Allergy to Hymenoptera in Adolescents and Children. Clinical Decision Support. 2012.
    14. Fox RW, Pesek RD. First Reported Cases of Schnitzler Syndrome Successfully Treated with Canakinumab (anti-IL-1-beta). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011; AB227.
    15. Pesek RD, Alkhalil MM, Fitzhugh DJ, Parkerson JR, Aljubran S, Butt AT, Lockey RF. Mechanisms of Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011; 127:28-29.
    16. Pesek RD, Ledford DK, Tanaka A, Bradley WG. The Effects of Poly-phenylpropanoid-polysaccharide (PPC) on OVA-sensitized Balb/cJ Mice. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011.
    17. Pesek R, Lockey R. Vaccination of adults with asthma or COPD. Allergy. 2011; 66(1):25 - 31.
    18. Kim D, Rael EL, Alkhalil MM, Pesek RD, Lockey RF. The role of the t cell in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010; 126(1092-1093).
    19. Pesek RD, Lockey RF. Influenza and Asthma. World Allergy Organization Allergic Disease Resource Center, http://www.worldallergy.org/professional/allergic_diseases_center/influenza_asthma). 2010.
    20. Pesek RD. Book Review of: Atopic Dermatitis. Thomas Bieber and Donald Y.M. Leung, editors; http://www.worldallergy.org/book_reviews/0810.php. 2009.
    21. Pesek RD, Ledford DK. Possible anaphylaxis with eculizumab and successful treatment using a desensitization/progressive dose challenge protocol. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009.
    22. Pesek RD, Vargas PA, Jones SM, Scurlock AM, McCracken A, Perry TT. Asthma Prevalence and Morbidity Among Urban and Rural School Children in Arkansas. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009.
    23. RD Pesek, TT Perry, AM Scurlock, SM Jones, RW Hall, KP Palmer. An infant with Partial DiGeorge Syndrome, CHARGE Association, and Congenial Microgastria. J Invest Med.
    24. Dilley MA, Jones SM, Perry TT, Scurlock AM, Pesek RD. Pneumoccal Meningitis in a patient with IRAK-4 deficiency: a case of failed prophylactic therapy. AAAAI Annual Meeting.
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