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Robert Pesek

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPeds Pediatrics, 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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    ACRI #039701     (PESEK, ROBERT D)Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2018
    UAMS ACHRI Flow Through
    Eosinopilic Research Training
    Role: Principal Investigator

    ACRI 039701     (PESEK, ROBERT D)Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2018
    UAMS ACHRI Flow Through
    Eosinopilic Research Training
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Dellon ES, Khoury P, Muir AB, Liacouras CA, Safroneeva E, Atkins D, Collins MH, Gonsalves N, Falk GW, Spergel JM, Hirano I, Chehade M, Schoepfer AM, Menard-Katcher C, Katzka DA, Bonis PA, Bredenoord AJ, Geng B, Jensen ET, Pesek RD, Feuerstadt P, Gupta SK, Lucendo AJ, Genta RM, Hiremath G, McGowan EC, Moawad FJ, Peterson KA, Rothenberg ME, Straumann A, Furuta GT, Aceves SS. A Clinical Severity Index for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Development, Consensus, and Future Directions. Gastroenterology. 2022 07; 163(1):59-76. PMID: 35606197.
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    2. Dellon ES, Khoury P, Muir AB, Liacouras CA, Safroneeva E, Atkins D, Collins MH, Gonsalves N, Falk GW, Spergel JM, Hirano I, Chehade M, Schoepfer AM, Menard-Katcher C, Katzka DA, Bonis PA, Bredenoord AJ, Geng B, Jensen ET, Pesek RD, Feuerstadt P, Gupta SK, Lucendo AJ, Genta RM, Hiremath G, McGowan EC, Moawad FJ, Peterson KA, Rothenberg ME, Straumann A, Furuta GT, Aceves SS. A Clinical Severity Index for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Development, Consensus, and Future Directions. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 07; 150(1):33-47. PMID: 35606166.
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    3. Dellon ES, Gonsalves N, Abonia JP, Alexander JA, Arva NC, Atkins D, Attwood SE, Auth MKH, Bailey DD, Biederman L, Blanchard C, Bonis PA, Bose P, Bredenoord AJ, Chang JW, Chehade M, Collins MH, Di Lorenzo C, Dias JA, Dohil R, Dupont C, Falk GW, Ferreira CT, Fox AT, Genta RM, Greuter T, Gupta SK, Hirano I, Hiremath GS, Horsley-Silva JL, Ishihara S, Ishimura N, Jensen ET, GutiƩrrez-Junquera C, Katzka DA, Khoury P, Kinoshita Y, Kliewer KL, Koletzko S, Leung J, Liacouras CA, Lucendo AJ, Martin LJ, McGowan EC, Menard-Katcher C, Metz DC, Miller TL, Moawad FJ, Muir AB, Mukkada VA, Murch S, Nhu QM, Nomura I, Nurko S, Ohtsuka Y, Oliva S, Orel R, Papadopoulou A, Patel DA, Pesek RD, Peterson KA, Philpott H, Putnam PE, Richter JE, Rosen R, Ruffner MA, Safroneeva E, Schreiner P, Schoepfer A, Schroeder SR, Shah N, Souza RF, Spechler SJ, Spergel JM, Straumann A, Talley NJ, Thapar N, Vandenplas Y, Venkatesh RD, Vieira MC, von Arnim U, Walker MM, Wechsler JB, Wershil BK, Wright BL, Yamada Y, Yang GY, Zevit N, Rothenberg ME, Furuta GT, Aceves SS. International Consensus Recommendations for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Nomenclature. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 11; 20(11):2474-2484.e3. PMID: 35181570.
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    4. Jones SM, Kim EH, Nadeau KC, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Wood RA, Sampson HA, Scurlock AM, Chinthrajah S, Wang J, Pesek RD, Sindher SB, Kulis M, Johnson J, Spain K, Babineau DC, Chin H, Laurienzo-Panza J, Yan R, Larson D, Qin T, Whitehouse D, Sever ML, Sanda S, Plaut M, Wheatley LM, Burks AW. Efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy in children aged 1-3 years with peanut allergy (the Immune Tolerance Network IMPACT trial): a randomised placebo-controlled study. Lancet. 2022 01 22; 399(10322):359-371. PMID: 35065784.
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    5. Pesek RD, Greuter T, Lopez-Nunez O, Bernieh A, Straumann A, Collins MH. Clinicopathologic Correlations in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 09; 9(9):3258-3266. PMID: 34507707.
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    6. Ma C, Schoepfer AM, Dellon ES, Bredenoord AJ, Chehade M, Collins MH, Feagan BG, Furuta GT, Gupta SK, Hirano I, Jairath V, Katzka DA, Pai RK, Rothenberg ME, Straumann A, Aceves SS, Alexander JA, Arva NC, Atkins D, Biedermann L, Blanchard C, Cianferoni A, Ciriza de Los Rios C, Clayton F, Davis CM, de Bortoli N, Dias JA, Falk GW, Genta RM, Ghaffari G, Gonsalves N, Greuter T, Hopp R, Hsu Blatman KS, Jensen ET, Johnston D, Kagalwalla AF, Larsson HM, Leung J, Louis H, Masterson JC, Menard-Katcher C, Menard-Katcher PA, Moawad FJ, Muir AB, Mukkada VA, Penagini R, Pesek RD, Peterson K, Putnam PE, Ravelli A, Savarino EV, Schlag C, Schreiner P, Simon D, Smyrk TC, Spergel JM, Taft TH, Terreehorst I, Vanuytsel T, Venter C, Vieira MC, Vieth M, Vlieg-Boerstra B, von Arnim U, Walker MM, Wechsler JB, Woodland P, Woosley JT, Yang GY, Zevit N, Safroneeva E. Development of a core outcome set for therapeutic studies in eosinophilic esophagitis (COREOS). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 02; 149(2):659-670. PMID: 34242635.
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    7. Chatchatee P, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Lange L, Benjaponpitak S, Chong KW, Sangsupawanich P, van Ampting MTJ, Oude Nijhuis MM, Harthoorn LF, Langford JE, Knol J, Knipping K, Garssen J, Trendelenburg V, Pesek R, Davis CM, Muraro A, Erlewyn-Lajeunesse M, Fox AT, Michaelis LJ, Beyer K. Tolerance development in cow's milk-allergic infants receiving amino acid-based formula: A randomized controlled trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 02; 149(2):650-658.e5. PMID: 34224785.
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    8. Pesek RD, Gupta SK. Future therapies for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2020 03; 124(3):219-226. PMID: 31778820.
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    9. Pesek RD, Reed CC, Collins MH, Muir AB, Fulkerson PC, Menard-Katcher C, Falk GW, Kuhl J, Magier AZ, Ahmed FN, Demarshall M, Gupta A, Gross J, Ashorobi T, Carpenter CL, Krischer JP, Gonsalves N, Hirano I, Spergel JM, Gupta SK, Furuta GT, Rothenberg ME, Dellon ES. Association Between Endoscopic and Histologic Findings in a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort of Patients with Non-esophageal Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 07; 65(7):2024-2035. PMID: 31773359.
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    10. Pesek RD, Rothenberg ME. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease below the belt. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 01; 145(1):87-89.e1. PMID: 31669097.
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    11. Pesek RD, Reed CC, Muir AB, Fulkerson PC, Menard-Katcher C, Falk GW, Kuhl J, Martin EK, Magier AZ, Ahmed F, Demarshall M, Gupta A, Gross J, Ashorobi T, Carpenter CL, Krischer JP, Gonsalves N, Spergel JM, Gupta SK, Furuta GT, Rothenberg ME, Dellon ES. Increasing Rates of Diagnosis, Substantial Co-Occurrence, and Variable Treatment Patterns of Eosinophilic Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, and Colitis Based on 10-Year Data Across a Multicenter Consortium. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 06; 114(6):984-994. PMID: 31008735.
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    12. Carlisle A, Kennedy JL, Chervinskiy S, Jones SM, Pesek RD. Successful desensitization in a pediatric patient with acetazolamide allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 10; 121(4):508-509. PMID: 29966705.
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    13. Pesek RD, Gupta SK. Emerging drugs for eosinophilic esophagitis. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2018 06; 23(2):173-183. PMID: 29848130.
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    14. Chiang SCC, Vergamini SM, Husami A, Neumeier L, Quinn K, Ellerhorst T, Sheppard L, Gifford C, Buchbinder D, Joshi A, Ifversen M, Kleiner GI, Bussel JB, Chandrakasan S, Pesek RD, Pozos TC, Rose MJ, Scurlock AM, Zhang K, Bryceson YT, Bleesing J, Marsh RA. Screening for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome by flow cytometry. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 07; 142(1):333-335.e8. PMID: 29729304.
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    15. 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. 2018 04; 128(4):798-805. PMID: 28865084.
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    16. 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 08; 119(2):177-183. PMID: 28676207.
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    17. Virkud YV, Burks AW, Steele PH, Edwards LJ, Berglund JP, Jones SM, Scurlock AM, Perry TT, Pesek RD, Vickery BP. Novel baseline predictors of adverse events during oral immunotherapy in children with peanut allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar; 139(3):882-888.e5. PMID: 27609653.
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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. Pesek R, Fox R. Successful treatment of Schnitzler syndrome with canakinumab. Cutis. 2014 Sep; 94(3):E11-2. PMID: 25279482.
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    22. 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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    23. Pesek RD, Lockey RF. Management of insect sting hypersensitivity: an update. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2013 May; 5(3):129-37. PMID: 23638310.
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    24. Pesek RD, Jones SM. Anaphylaxis in Food Allergy. Chem Immunol Allergy, Karger. 2013.
    25. 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.
    26. Pesek RD, Burbank A. ANGELS Guidelines: Urticaria and Angioedema. 2013.
    27. Pesek RD, Jones SM, Scurlock AM. Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology. Future treatment of food allergy. 2012.
    28. Pesek RD, Lockey RF. Diagnosis and Management of Allergy to Hymenoptera in Adolescents and Children. Clinical Decision Support. 2012.
    29. Fox RW, Pesek RD. First Reported Cases of Schnitzler Syndrome Successfully Treated with Canakinumab (anti-IL-1-beta). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011; AB227.
    30. 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.
    31. 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.
    32. Pesek R, Lockey R. Vaccination of adults with asthma or COPD. Allergy. 2011; 66(1):25 - 31.
    33. 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).
    34. 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.
    35. Pesek RD. Book Review of: Atopic Dermatitis. Thomas Bieber and Donald Y.M. Leung, editors; http://www.worldallergy.org/book_reviews/0810.php. 2009.
    36. Pesek RD, Ledford DK. Possible anaphylaxis with eculizumab and successful treatment using a desensitization/progressive dose challenge protocol. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009.
    37. 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.
    38. 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.
    39. 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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