Lauren Handelman, MD
Dr. Handelman graduated from Amherst College and Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained in General Pediatrics and then Allergy & Immunology at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She maintains board certification in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Having grown up with allergies and asthma herself, she became interested in caring for patients with these issues. She understands allergies and asthma from the perspective of physician, patient and parent, and is especially interested in taking care of children with these problems. Prior to medical school, she participated in allergy laboratory research and studied Medical Anthropology. During her Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology, she applied this anthropologic approach to research she published on patient concerns about asthma medications.
She is an Attending Physician at Children’s Hospital in Boston and is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is committed to caring for patients with a variety of allergic conditions, including food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), eczema, hives and bee sting allergy. She is a mother of two girls and enjoys cooking, running, swimming, reading, and playing the flute.
Dr. Handelman has been awarded with the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors Award as well as Boston Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors Award.