Allergy and Immune Problems

The Allergy and Immunology Clinic evaluates and manages children and adolescents with the following problems:


  • Asthma management and education
  • Hay fever
  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Eczema
  • Recurrent hives
  • Food allergy
  • Stinging insect allergy


  • Recurrent infections
  • Family history of immune system problems
  • Known or suspected primary immune deficiency
  • Genetic disorder with associated immune problems

Our diagnostic services include:

  • Allergy testing

Health Professionals

Educational Resources

Audiovisual Lectures for Physicians

Patient Stories

  • Kaelea Butterfield

    Kalea Butterfield portrait Kaelea has severe, life-threatening asthma and in 2010, she was flown by air ambulance from Cedar Rapids to University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital with a serious asthma attack. She was intubated and placed into a medically induced coma to allow her body to heal.Read more

Locations and Contact

  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    Pediatric Specialty Clinic, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Scheduling: 319-356-2229
    • Clinic: 319-356-1828
    • Emergency, evenings, weekends: 319-356-1616
    • Toll free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)

Care Team

Other Team Members

Allergy and Immunology Fellows

  • Juline Caraballo, MD
  • Amanda Lewis, MD
  • Javen Wunschel, DO

Allergy and Immunology Nurses

  • Marissa Kettmnan, RN, BSN
  • Tina Winch, RN, BSN