Malik Baz, MD

Malik Baz , MD a lifelong resident of the California Central valley completed his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Children's Hospital. Dr. Baz is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco and is in professional practice since 1982.  He is a principal investigator and has conducted numerous medical research trials. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical College and he completed his internship at Kings County Hospital Center and Pediatric residency at Overlook Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Board eligible in Allergy & Immunology and is affiliated with Children's Hospital Central California, St. Agnes medical center, Madera Community Hospital, Kaweah Delta Hospital. He is an active member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society, Tulare County Medical Society, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.


Charles M. Fogarty 1*, Shigeru Kohno 2, Patricia Buchanan 3,Michel Aubier 4, Malik Baz 5
Community-acquired respiratory tract infections caused by resistant pneumococci: clinical and bacteriological efficacy of the ketolide telithromycin

Charles M. Fogarty 1*, Patricia Buchanan 3,Michel Aubier 4, Malik Baz, D. Rensburg , M. Rangaraju, R. Nusrat
Telithromycin in the treatment of pneumococcal community-acquired respiratory tract infections: a review Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 136-147 (March 2006)

Praveen Buddiga, MD, FAAAAI

Praveen Buddiga, MD  a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico completed his Internal medicine residency at Austin Medical Education Program affiliated to the University of Texas, Southwestern at Dallas, Texas. He completed his Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry-UMDNJ, New Jersey. He is in professional practice since 2005 and is affiliated with the Community Regional Medical Centers, St. Agnes Medical center and is an active member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society, Tulare County Medical Society, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology and in Internal Medicine. He has volunteered for asthma screening camps for organizations such as American Lung Association, County Asthma Coalitions and provides community education in the field of Asthma & Allergy at multiple forums.


Buddiga P.,:
Use of Metered Dose Inhalers, Spacers, and Nebulizers, June  2010

Buddiga P.:
Vocal Cord Dysfunction-An Overview, July 2010

Bielory L, Buddiga P, Bigelson S:
Ocular Allergy Treatment Comparisons: Azelastine and Olopatadine, Current Allergy and Asthma Reports-July 2004, 4:320-325

Buddiga P., Witkowska R., Garcia A., Bielory L. et al:
Comparative Invitro Bioactivity of Cyclosporine on the Proliferation of Cultured Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Sarcoidosis Patients and Healthy Controls, J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;113: S209

Buddiga P.:
Exanthematous Drug Eruption to Prasugrel,, December 2012



Belle M. Peralejo, MD

Dr. Belle Peralejo graduated from the University of the East and took her residency and chief residency in Dermatology at the same institution. She practiced as a clinical and academic dermatologist for 5 years. She then took her residency in Internal Medicine followed by fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology as well as the Philippine Board of Dermatology. Her special interests are asthma and asthma education, atopic and contact dermatitis, urticaria/hives and other allergic skin rashes, and allergic rhinitis. She is affiliated with St. Agnes Medical Center, Community Medical Centers and Kaweah Delta Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Medical Societies of Fresno-Madera, Kings County and Tulare County.

She enjoys reaching out to the community by holding yearly free asthma screening camps and providing asthma and allergy education. She is a wife and mother of 2 children.

Publications and Presentations:

Peralejo B, Beltrani V, Bielory L.
Dermatologic and allergic conditions of the eyelid. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2008;28(1):137-68.

Peralejo BM, Malliah R, Lambert C, Beltrani V, Bielory L
The Emerging Role of the Allergist/Immunologist in the Histopathologic Diagnosis of Skin Diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 S1;121(2):S240.

Peralejo BM, Benincasa P, Bielory L.
Follicular bronchiolitis: A rare mimicker of “severe asthma”. World Allergy Organization Journal. November 2007:S247-S248.

Aquino MR, Peralejo B, Wolff A, Bielory L. A
Model for Imipenem Desensitization in Penicillin Allergic Patients: Experience at University Hospital in Newark. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008;121(2):S193.

Ralph P. Diaz, MD

Dr. Diaz attended medical school at Texas Tech, Lubbock and subsequently completed his residency training in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco – Central California Children’s Hospital here in Fresno. Upon completion of training he worked at Central California Children’s Hospital (Valley Children’s) as a hospitalist and later, he became Children’s Hospital Medical Group’s medical director, dealing with quality issues, and patient safety. He mediated between doctors for the 80-person multi-specialty group while maintaining a dual workload as hospitalist and administrator. He continues to maintain faculty appointment at the UCSF- Pediatrics division and has always had an interest and acumen in allergy, asthma and sinus disorders.

Lauren S. Hiyama, MD

Lauren was born and grew up in the Central valley in Fowler and completed his Allergy & Immunology fellowship from UCLA. He has returned to the valley after his postgraduate training where he maintains strong roots within the farming and medical community. Lauren completed his Internal Medicine training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is a graduate of  the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Hiyama is Board Certified by American Board of Allergy & Immunology and American Board of Internal Medicine.


Hiyama L., Tang A., Miller LG.
Levofloxacin penetration into a renal cyst in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis 2006 Jan:47(1) e9-13

Turman, J.E., Hiyama, L.S., Castillo, M.Z., and Chandler, S.H.
Expression of group I and II metabotropic glutamate receptors in trigeminal neurons during postnatal development.  Developmental Neuroscience. 23(1):41-54, 2001.

Tan, R.A., Hiyama, L., Spector, S.L.
Loss of atopy after bone marrow transplantation. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 94(1):126, 2005.

H. David Pettigrew, MD, PhD

Dr. Pettigrew, a native of Lincoln, California returns to the Central valley after completing his Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the University of California, Davis. His Internal Medicine residency training was at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His academic interests have been in Immunodeficiency and Equine (horse) Allergic response and Immunology.


Pettigrew HD, Teuber SS, Gershwin ME.
Clinical significance of complement deficiencies., Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Sep;1173:108-23.

Pettigrew HD, Selmi CF, Teuber SS, Gershwin ME.
Mold and human health: separating the wheat from the chaff., Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2010 Apr;38(2-3):148-55.

Pettigrew HD, Teuber SS, Kong JS, Gershwin ME.
Contemporary challenges in mastocytosis., Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2010 Apr;38(2-3):125-34.

Pettigrew HD, Teuber SS, Gershwin ME.
Polyarteritis nodosa., Compr Ther. 2007 Fall;33(3):144-9.

Hassan Bashir, MD

Dr. Hassan Bashir graduated from medical school in, Rawaldpindi Pakistan and practiced Internal Medicine for 3 years before moving to the United States. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency from the University of California San Francisco, Fresno Program. He is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is Board certified in Internal Medicine. His interest include sinus diseases and asthma. Dr Bashir has also done multiple poster presentations and online publications.

Publications/ Poster Presentations

Jain W, Abejie B, Bashir MH, Tyner T, Vempilly J
Lung volume abnormalities and its correlation to spirometric and demographic variables in adult asthma., Aug 2013

Buddiga, P., Bashir, M.H., Baz, M.
Exanthematous Drug Eruption To Prasugrel: A Case Report. Poster Presentation November 2012, December 2012

Vempilly, J., Escobar, A., Bashir, M.H., Clases, D.
Relevance of RV/TLC ratio in diagnosing obstruction and the predictors of RV/TLC ratio in cohort of stable asthmatics. Poster Presentation 2011

Bashir, M.H., Buddiga, P., Baz, M.
Role of CT Imaging in management of Acute Sinusitis. Poster Presentation March 2011

Kellie Lim, MD

Dr. Lim is a graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, completing her Pediatrics residency at Mattel Children's Hospital and her Allergy & Immunology fellowship at UCLA. Dr Lim is Board Certified in both Allergy & Immunology and Pediatrics. Dr Lim is also Board Eligible in Clinical Pharmacology, and she has completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Research. Dr Lim is also a member of the UCLA Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Publications/ Poster Presentations

Lim, K.L., Riedl, M.A.
Case Report: Intravenous Immunoglobulin Halts Progression of Granulomatous Disease Associated With Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Poster Presentation November 8-13,2013

Lim, K.L., Schulte, D., Lehman, D., Stiehm, E.R.
Neonate with Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Case of Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Poster Presentation November 3-8, 2011

Limm K.J., Purdy, I.B., Milisavljevic, V., Stiehm, E.R.
Hypogammaglobulinemia in the NICU: Association with Cardiac Surgery. Poster Presentation November 11-16 2010

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