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West Campus

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-824-1319 (Main) | 832-227-2280 (West)
Fax: 832-825-1260


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, Suite WA460 - 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77094

Ivan Kingyue Chinn, MD

Director, Immunogenetics Program

Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Section of Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Duke University Medical Center Fellowship Allergy and Immunology 2008
Tulane University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2004
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001


Dr. Chinn is a physician-scientist and Director of the Immunogenetics Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. He believes that while social media and internet stories provide great entertainment value, he does not subscribe to the practice of medicine from these sources. Rather, his care of patients centers on evidence-based knowledge from well-established, scientifically sound research studies and requires objective data.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Chinn is an expert in thymic disorders and primary immunodeficiency diseases. As a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, he follows practice guidelines for the management of common allergic conditions, as well.

Research Interests:

Dr. Chinn has a laboratory within the William T. Shearer Center for Human Immunobiology. His research focuses upon elucidating the genetic causes of human defects of immune function.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Past Chair, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Clinical Immunology Society Member at large

Selected Publications

Chinn IK, Orange JS. Immunodeficiency Disorders. Pediatrics in Review 2019;40(5):229-242.

Chinn IK, Bostwick BL. The role of genomic approaches in diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiency. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2018;30(6):791-797.

Chinn IK, Eckstein OS, Peckham-Gregory EC, Goldberg BR, Forbes LR, Nicholas SK, Mace EM, Vogel TP, Abhyankar HA, Diaz MI, Heslop HE, Krance RA, Martinez CA, Nguyen TC, Bashir DA, Goldman JR, Stray-Pedersen A, Pedroza LA, Poli MC, Aldave-Becerra JC, McGhee SA, Al-Herz W, Chamdin A, Coban-Akdemir ZH, Jhangiani SN, Muzny DM, Cao TN, Hong DN, Gibbs RA, Lupski JR, Orange JS, McClain KL, Allen CE. Genetic and mechanistic diversity in pediatric hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Blood 2018;132(1):89-100.

Perez EE, Orange JS, Bonilla F, Chinen J, Chinn IK, Dorsey M, El-Gamal Y, Harville TO, Hossny E, Mazer B, Nelson R, Secord E, Jordan SC, Stiehm ER, Vo AA, Ballow M. Update on the use of immunoglobulin in human disease: A review of evidence. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2017;139(3S):S1-S46.

Stray-Pedersen A, Sorte HS, Samarakoon P, Gambin T, Chinn IK, Coban Akdemir ZH, Erichsen HC, Forbes LR, Gu S, Yuan B, Jhangiani SN, Muzny DM, Rødningen OK, Sheng Y, Nicholas SK, Noroski LM, Seeborg FO, Davis CM, Canter DL, Mace EM, Vece TJ, Allen CE, Abhyankar HA, Boone PM, Beck CR, Wiszniewski W, Fevang B, Aukrust P, Tjønnfjord GE, Gedde-Dahl T, Hjorth-Hansen H, Dybedal I, Nordøy I, Jørgensen SF, Abrahamsen TG, Øverland T, Bechensteen AG, Skogen V, Osnes LTN, Kulseth MA, Prescott TE, Rustad CF, Heimdal KR, Belmont JW, Rider NL, Chinen J, Cao TN, Smith EA, Caldirola MS, Bezrodnik L, Lugo Reyes SO, Espinosa Rosales FJ, Guerrero-Cursaru ND, Pedroza LA, Poli CM, Franco JL, Trujillo Vargas CM, Aldave Becerra JC, Wright N, Issekutz TB, Issekutz AC, Abbott J, Caldwell JW, Bayer DK, Chan AY, Aiuti A, Cancrini C, Holmberg E, West C, Burstedt M, Karaca E, Yesil G, Artac H, Bayram Y, Atik MM, Eldomery MK, Ehlayel MS, Jolles S, Flatø B, Bertuch AA, Hanson IC, Zhang VW, Wong LJ, Hu J, Walkiewicz M, Yang Y, Eng CM, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Shearer WT, Lyle R, Orange JS, Lupski JR. Primary immunodeficiency diseases: Genomic approaches delineate heterogeneous Mendelian disorders. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 201;139(1):232-245.

Chinn IK, Shearer WT. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorders. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America 2015;35(4):671-94.

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Awards & Honors

“Mario Ricciardi Award” for the Best Scientific Article published from 2018 to 2019

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