Ami Degala, MD

Ami Degala, MDDr. Degala is board-certified in Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.  She treats adults and children of all ages.

She completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI in 2004.  She completed her Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology also at Henry Ford Hospital in 2006.  After fellowship, Dr. Degala was in private practice treating patients in the metro-Detroit area.  She also worked as a faculty physician at Henry Ford Hospital teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.  In addition, she has done research on inner city asthma and sublingual immunotherapy sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases as well as research on asthma medication use during pregnancy.

Dr. Degala grew up in Titusville, FL and is happy to be back in the sunshine state!  She is married and has a daughter and a son.  She lives in Palm Harbor and enjoys spending time with her children, reading, and traveling.

She has been a frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times writing articles pertaining to allergies and asthma.

Dr. Degala enjoys taking care of patients and strives to provide the best and personalized care to help patients feel better.


EDUCATION

11/94 to 4/99    MD, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, India

7/01 to 6/04       Internal Medicine Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

7/04 to 6/06       Allergy & Immunology Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology (ABAI)

 

STATE MEDICAL LICENSES

Florida- active

Michigan- active

North Carolina- active

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI)

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2004- Travel Grant- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

2005- Travel Grant- American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

2006- Award recipient at Henry Ford Research Forum, Oral presentation

2012- 8 Years of Service Award, Henry Ford Hospital

 

RESEARCH

“Registry for Asthma Characterization and Recruitment” (RACR)

-A study to create and maintain a database of inner city asthmatics aged 4-21 characterized by asthma severity, allergen skin testing sensitivity, and IgE levels for future Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) trials.

-Sponsored by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

“A Biomarker-Based Pilot Study of Cockroach Sublingual Immunotherapy in Cockroach Sensitive Children with Asthma and/or Perennial Allergic Rhinitis”

-A study to determine if high dose of cockroach SLIT will decrease cockroach IgE levels in cockroach sensitive children aged 5-12 with a history of allergic rhinitis, asthma, or both.

-Sponsored by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

 

“Changes in Asthma Medication Use during Pregnancy”

-A study analyzing whether pregnant women use less asthma medications compared to their non-pregnant counterparts.

-Presented at AAAAI 2005 (San Antonio, TX)

-Interview and cited in Internal Medicine News

-Award recipient at Henry Ford Research Forum

 

“Clinical Outcomes in Renal Transplant Patients on Rapamune”

-A study analyzing the benefits and adverse effects of the immunosuppressive agent, Rapamune, in renal transplant patients.

-Presented at American Transplant Congress 2002 (Washington, DC)

 

“Sexual Practices & Behavior and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV Patients on Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy”

-A study analyzing whether taking HAART is associated with an increased risk of aquiring an STD in HIV patients.

Presented at ACP Associates Meeting 2004 (Traverse City, MI)

Presented by John Jovanovich, MD at an International Infectious Disease Conference 2004 (Bangkok, Thailand)

“A Rare Case of Metastatic Pheochromocytoma”

-Case report

Presented at ACP Associates Meeting 2002 (Traverse City, MI)

LANGUAGES

Proficient in English, Spanish, and Gujarati

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