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Texas Medical Center

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-824-1319
Fax: 832-825-1260


6701 Fannnin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Lenora M. Noroski, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Fellowship Program, Allergy and Immunology

Texas Children's Hospital
Director, Educational Programming – Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Health Science Center Other Master of Public Health 2009
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Allergy and Immunology 1998
Cornell Cooperating Hospitals Fellowship Immunology 1994
Cornell Cooperating Hospitals Residency Pediatrics 1993
Cornell Cooperating Hospitals Residency Pediatrics 1992
Cornell Cooperating Hospitals Internship Pediatrics 1990
Cornell University, Weill Medical College Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1989


Dr. Lenora Noroski has interests, experience and expertise in clinical research and the diagnoses and treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiencies, including rare forms of these diseases in infants, children and adults, as well as secondary immunodeficiencies, particularly HIV and malnutrition, and complex allergic diseases and asthma. In addition to caring for patients of all ages as a clinical immunologist, Dr. Noroski holds a masters in Health Education, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and is a Fulbright & Jaworski faculty scholar in Educational Leadership and Teaching & Evaluation.

She serves as Associate Program Director for the Allergy and Immunology fellowship program and Director of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology/Retrovirology Educational Programming where she oversees the educational curriculum for trainees and rotators, teaches immunology to all levels of national and international professionals and has mentored trainees and patients in creating and publishing innovative and sustainable educational and clinical programs.  She earned the 2013 ACGME David Leach Award for designing and implementing a uniquely effective allergy course for her fellowship program and has received recognition for her roles as Medical Director for the first recreational/educational camps in Texas for HIV-infected children and their families, for her copyrighted interactive educational game on HIV facts, in serving as co-founder and Director of Kids Council, a patient-youth advocacy program, and currently as principal investigator and clinician-educator for the “Global Immunodeficiency Rounds” project, a collaboration of international immunologists to solve diagnostic dilemmas in real-time on patients with fatal immune disorders from resource limited populations.  

Dr. Noroski is dedicated to underserved communities, the study of diversity in immunity and human populations, the understanding of the attitudes and beliefs of her patients as they deal with their chronic illnesses, to the success of her trainees in Allergy and Immunology and to making a caring difference for all children and their families, here and across the globe. She was also honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and the Commencement Speaker of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of California State University, one of the most diverse and the largest state university in California.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
2006-present Member, Committee on the Underserved; Academic & Education/Residency Review Sub-Committee; 2006 Chair, HIV Committee (earned the Education Award from Basic & Clinical Immunology Board); 2009 Vice Chair, Biological Threats & Vaccine Committee
Baylor College of Medicine ~ Academy of Distinguished Educators
Member; Scholar, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, 2011 & Teaching & Evaluation, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine ~ Committees 2011-present Member, Institutional Diversity Council
Baylor College of Medicine ~ Department of Pediatrics, Fellowship Programs

2012 & 2013 Chair, Fellows Research Symposium ~ 2012 “The Journey of Discovery, in Science and Life” Speakers, Drs. Jennifer Puck, Daniel Penny and Laura Shekerdemian; 2013 “Collaboration and the Value of Meaningful Mentorship” Speakers, Drs. Susan Blaney
Kids’ Council-Caregivers’ League – An educational network founded for/by teen patients of Texas Children’s Hospital and their families
Program Director and Project Mentor with Project Champions

Selected Publications

Patel NC, Hertel PM, Estes MK, de la Morena M, Petru AM, Noroski LM, Revell PA, Hanson IC, Paul ME, Rosenblatt HM, Abramson SL, Vaccine-acquired rotavirus in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency. New England Journal of Medicine 2010 Jan 28;362(4):314-9.

Noroski LM, Parcel G, Fu, X. Markham C. The Attitudes and Beliefs about HIV Disclosure Behaviors Among Perinatally-Infected HIV-Positive Youth and their Caregivers “The Care to Share HIV Disclosure Study”. Book Publication under United States Copyright #TX6-675-369. October 2009 and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2010;125(2)Supp 1. AB98.

Noroski LM. The Annual Subspecialty Retreat in Allergy and Immunology – an Innovative Model for Reflection and Program Excellence. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2013;131(2)Supp 1. AB108 and 2012 Distinguished Educator Award, Baylor College of Medicine

Stray-Pedersen A, Jouanguy E, Crequer A, Bertuch AA, Brown BS, Jhangiani SN, Muzny DM, Gambin T, Sorte H, Sasa G, Metry D, Campbell J, Sockrider MM, Dishop MK, Scollard DM, Gibbs RA, Mace EM, Orange JS, Lupski JR, Casanova JL, Noroski LM. Compound Heterozygous CORO1AMutations in Siblings with a Mucocutaneous-Immunodeficiency Syndrome of Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis-HPV, Molluscum Contagiosum and Granulomatous Tuberculoid Leprosy. Journal of Clinical Immmunology 2014;34:871-890 DOI 10.1007/s10875-014-0074-8.

Zheng P*, Noroski LM*, Hanson IC, Chen Y, Lee ME, Huang Y, Zhu MX, Banerjee PP, Madedonas G, Orange JS, Shearer WT, Liu, D. Molecular Mechanisms of Functional Natural Killer Deficiency in Patients with Partial DiGeorge Syndrome. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015; 135 (5): 1293-1302 *Co-first authorship

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