Sami Bahna, MD, DrPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Chief of Allergy / Immunology
Areas of Specialty
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Bahna received his MD with Honors at Cairo University, Doctorate Degree in Public Health at Alexandria University, and Research Fellowship at the University of Bergen, Norway. In the US, he completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Maryland (1973-1975) and his Allergy-Immunology Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1976-1978). In 1978, he joined Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans as Chief of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology & Director of its A-I training program. By 1986, he became Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology-Immunology, and Public Health & Preventive Medicine. In 1987, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to become Chairman of the Allergy-Immunology Department of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he founded an Allergy-Immunology Training Program. In 1992, he joined the University of South Florida as Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Co-Director of the Allergy-Immunology Training Program (with Dr. Robert Good) at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
In 2002, Dr. Bahna joined LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine in Shreveport as Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Chief of the A-I Section, and Director of the A-I Fellowship Training program. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. He is also a member of the Society of Pediatric Research, Clinical Immunology Society, European Society for Immunodeficiencies.