Andrea Pappalardo MD
Dr Andrea Pappalardo is both an Internist and Pediatrician trained at the University of Chicago and an Allergist-Immunologist trained at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. She was born and raised in Chicago and embraces the concept of empowering patients to take charge of their own healthcare using a physician liaison as a tool.
Dr Pappalardo believes in patient education and completed a medical education fellowship at the University of Chicago in 2010-2011 in order to be better equipped to not only teach patients but be an exceptional educator to peers and other students going through various steps in medical training. This shows in her interactions with patients and providers.
She is fluent in Spanish and her research focuses on addressing health disparities and patient education in adolescents with asthma. She has published in this area and continues to be active in research. For example, she participated in the Chicago Breathe Project which taught internal medicine and pediatrics residents and minority asthma patients about inhaler technique and use. This work resulted in regional and national presentations as well as a publication in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
- Board Certifications:
- Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Done at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
- Pediatrics, University of Chicago
- University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Gold Humanism Honor Society
- Washington University in St. Louis
- BA in Biology and Spanish
- Magna cum laude
- Interventions to improve outcomes for minority adults with asthma: a systematic review. Press VG Pappalardo AA Conwell WD Pincavage AT Prochaska MH Arora VM, J Gen Intern Med – 2012 Aug
- Patient-centered care and its effect on outcomes in the treatment of asthma.Qamar N Pappalardo AA Arora VM Press VG, Patient Relat Outcome Meas – 2011 Jul
- The Chicago Breathe Project: a regional approach to improving education on asthma inhalers for resident physicians and minority patients.Press, V.G., Pincavage, A.T., Pappalardo, A.A., Baker, D.C., Conwell, W.D., Cohen, J.C., Hoyte, F.L., Johnson, M.E., Prochaska, M.H., Vela, M.B., Arora, V.M., J Natl Med Assoc – 2010 Jul
Two more publications are currently being worked on in the study field of Asthma.