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Texas Medical Center

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-824-1319


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Aikaterini Anagnostou, MD, PhD

Director, Food Immunotherapy Program

Co-Director, Food Allergy Program
Director, Food Challenge Program
Lead, Adolescent Transition for Allergy Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
Professor of Pediatric Allergy, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
London School of Pediatrics and Child Health Fellowship Pediatric Allergy & Immunology 2015
University of Cambridge, UK PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2012
London School of Pediatrics and Child Health Residency Pediatrics 2008
Aristotle University, Greece Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2000


As Director of the Food Immunotherapy Program, Dr. Anagnostou is passionate about investigating new and innovative treatments for food allergy. She obtained her PhD from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and her dissertation focused on two separate trials of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy in children. Her research work was published in The Lancet and received international recognition. 

Dr. Anagnostou has developed a strong interest in preventing and treating all forms of allergic disease. She is committed to improving the quality of life of allergic patients and their families.

Dr. Anagnostou studied Medicine at Aristotle University and graduated with First Class Honors in 2000. She trained in Pediatrics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Prior to her appointment as Associate Professor at Texas Children’s Hospital, she worked as a Pediatric Allergist in the Children’s Allergy Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.  

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Fellow
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Fellow
British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Member
European Acedemy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Member
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Member

Selected Publications

Anagnostou K, Islam S, King Y, Foley L,Pasea L, Bond S, Palmer C, Deighton J,Ewan P, Clark A.  Assessing the efficacy of oral immunotherapy for the desensitization of peanut allergy in children (STOP II): a phase 2 randomised controlled trial. 
The Lancet 2014 Apr 12;383(9925):1297-304.

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PubMed Publications

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