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Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York followed by fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an experienced clinician with a broad range of interests in the field of allergy and immunology. She sees patients in a private practice called Westside Allergy Care in Rochester, New York. Her free time is filled with music, family, travel and food.

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