Type C, Gaucher disease, and congenital disorders of glycosylation. Dr. Patterson was born and educated in Australia, where he graduated from the University of Queensland, before training in medicine, pediatrics, and neurology at the Royal Brisbane, Royal Children’s, and Royal Women’s Hospitals in Brisbane. He completed further training in pediatrics and child neurology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neurometabolic diseases with Roscoe Brady at the National Institutes of Health. On completion of training, Dr. Patterson joined the staff of Mayo Clinic and faculty of Mayo Medical School, where he was associate professor in the Departments of Neurology, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Medical Genetics. In 2001, he moved to New York and was professor of clinical neurology and pediatrics at Columbia University and director of pediatric neurology at the Neurologic Institute of New York and Children’s Hospital of New York–Presbyterian. In 2007, he returned to the Mayo Clinic.
Hugh A. Sampson, M.D., is professor of pediatrics and immunology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a practicing pediatric allergist. Dr. Sampson’s research has focused on food allergic disorders, including work on the immuno-pathogenic role of food hypersensitivity in atopic dermatitis, the pathogenesis of food-induced anaphylaxis, characterization of food-induced gastrointestinal hypersensitivities, and immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies. He holds a patent for a potential treatment vaccine for peanut allergy. Dr. Sampson is the past president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and a member of the Institute of Medicine. He is a co-editor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Clinical and Experimental Allergy. Dr. Sampson received his medical degree from the State University of New York, then finished a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, and completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Duke University.
Pauline A. Thomas, M.D., is associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the New Jersey Medical School, and associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is Co-Director of the NJMS Preventive Medicine Residency, and is also a practicing pediatrician. Her research interests include pediatric HIV, public health practice and surveillance methodology, and health care delivery. She served as assistant commissioner for surveillance in the Division of Epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and director of the