Malik Baz , MD a lifelong resident of the California Central valley completed his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Children's Hospital. Dr. Baz is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco and is in professional practice since 1982. He is a principal investigator and has conducted numerous medical research trials. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical College and he completed his internship at Kings County Hospital Center and Pediatric residency at Overlook Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Board eligible in Allergy & Immunology and is affiliated with Children's Hospital Central California, St. Agnes medical center, Madera Community Hospital, Kaweah Delta Hospital. He is an active member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society, Tulare County Medical Society, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Praveen Buddiga, MD a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico completed his Internal medicine residency at Austin Medical Education Program affiliated to the University of Texas, Southwestern at Dallas, Texas. He completed his Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry-UMDNJ, New Jersey. He is in professional practice since 2005 and is affiliated with the Community Regional Medical Centers, St. Agnes Medical center and is an active member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society, Tulare County Medical Society, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology and in Internal Medicine. He has volunteered for asthma screening camps for organizations such as American Lung Association, County Asthma Coalitions and provides community education in the field of Asthma & Allergy at multiple forums.
Dr. Belle Peralejo graduated from the University of the East and took her residency and chief residency in Dermatology at the same institution. She practiced as a clinical and academic dermatologist for 5 years. She then took her residency in Internal Medicine followed by fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the Philippine Board of Dermatology. Her special interests are asthma and asthma education, atopic and contact dermatitis, urticaria/hives and other allergic skin rashes, and allergic rhinitis. She is affiliated with St. Agnes Medical Center, Community Medical Centers and Kaweah Delta Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Medical Societies of Fresno-Madera, Kings County and Tulare County.
She enjoys reaching out to the community by holding yearly free asthma screening camps and providing asthma and allergy education. She is a wife and mother of 2 children.
Publications and Presentations:
Peralejo B, Beltrani V, Bielory L.
Dermatologic and allergic conditions of the eyelid. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2008;28(1):137-68.
Peralejo BM, Malliah R, Lambert C, Beltrani V, Bielory L
The Emerging Role of the Allergist/Immunologist in the Histopathologic Diagnosis of Skin Diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 S1;121(2):S240.
Peralejo BM, Benincasa P, Bielory L.
Follicular bronchiolitis: A rare mimicker of “severe asthma”. World Allergy Organization Journal. November 2007:S247-S248.
Aquino MR, Peralejo B, Wolff A, Bielory L. A
Model for Imipenem Desensitization in Penicillin Allergic Patients: Experience at University Hospital in Newark. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008;121(2):S193.
Ralph P. Diaz, MD
Dr. Diaz attended medical school at Texas Tech, Lubbock and subsequently completed his residency training in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco – Central California Children’s Hospital here in Fresno. Upon completion of training he worked at Central California Children’s Hospital (Valley Children’s) as a hospitalist and later, he became Children’s Hospital Medical Group’s medical director, dealing with quality issues, and patient safety. He mediated between doctors for the 80-person multi-specialty group while maintaining a dual workload as hospitalist and administrator. He continues to maintain faculty appointment at the UCSF- Pediatrics division and has always had an interest and acumen in allergy, asthma and sinus disorders.
Lauren S. Hiyama, MD
Lauren was born and grew up in the Central valley in Fowler and completed his Allergy & Immunology fellowship from UCLA. He has returned to the valley after his postgraduate training where he maintains strong roots within the farming and medical community. Lauren completed his Internal Medicine training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Hiyama is Board Certified by American Board of Allergy & Immunology and American Board of Internal Medicine.
Hiyama L., Tang A., Miller LG.
Levofloxacin penetration into a renal cyst in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis 2006 Jan:47(1)
Turman, J.E., Hiyama, L.S., Castillo, M.Z., and Chandler, S.H.
Expression of group I and II metabotropic glutamate receptors in trigeminal neurons during postnatal development. Developmental Neuroscience. 23(1):41-54, 2001.
Tan, R.A., Hiyama, L., Spector, S.L.
Loss of atopy after bone marrow transplantation. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 94(1):126, 2005.
H. David Pettigrew, MD, PhD
Dr. Pettigrew, a native of Lincoln, California returns to the Central valley after completing his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the University of California, Davis. His Internal Medicine residency training was at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His academic interests have been in Immunodeficiency and Equine (horse) Allergic response and Immunology.