Jay Portnoy, MD – A Pioneering Pediatrician’s Perspective on COVID-19 & Mold Health Effects

Air Date: 12-11-2020|Episode 609

This week we welcome Jay Portnoy, MD for a discussion on children and COVID plus an update on mold health effects. Dr. Portnoy and his Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City team are pioneers in home health assessment. Their work in helping control allergies, asthma and other health issues traced to or exacerbated by conditions in the built environment is some of the most important work being done in our industry.

Dr Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and he did his pediatric residency at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control, mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in evidence-based medicine and Telemedicine and was co-chair of the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters. He was co-director of the Kansas University Medical School allergy program from 1985 to 1997 and he founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he has served on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology as well as on the Allergy/Immunology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
He lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, nobody in the family has cat allergy.

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