Children's Hospital Colorado
Elena Hsieh, MD
Allergy and Immunology

Elena Hsieh, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties:
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Conditions:
Urticaria (Hives), Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune Disorders
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specialties:

Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics

conditions:

Urticaria (Hives), Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune Disorders, Angioedema, Anaphylaxis, Allergies

Meet Elena Hsieh, MD

I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating patients and their families, taking into account every aspect of the patient's body and health, empowering them with knowledge regarding their disease. In both the clinical and research environments, I consider myself a “hands on” teacher. History and physical exam skills are best exemplified at the patient’s bedside, and it is there that I prefer to teach clinical medicine to students, residents and fellows. Clues obtained from the history and physical exam lead to the formation of possible hypothesis that explain the current disease process (differential diagnosis), and the formulation of tests needed to test this hypothesis (laboratory and/or imaging evaluation). Similarly, for graduate students, I find that working side-by-side at the bench is the best way to obtain clues from failed experiments, to hypothesize the conceptual or technical errors, and design modifications to the experiment to best troubleshoot the issues at hand.

Get to know her background

My many clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders.

Undergraduate 2002

University of California–Los Angeles (CA)

Medical School 2008

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Internship 2008

UCLA Medical Center Program

Residency 2011

UCLA Medical Center Program, Pediatrics

Fellowship 2014

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Program, Allergy and Immunology

American Academy of Pediatrics Research Resident Award 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Scientist Development Program Award 2011

Cincinnati Children's Medical Center

Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award 2016

Supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The biomedical research supported pursuant to this grant program will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research. The intent of the program is to fund meritorious research that has the potential for new discoveries or advances a discovery to the proof of its potential value as an application to improve human health. This research will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.
Boettcher Foundation

NIH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award 2017

To provide support for the career development of clinically trained professionals who have made a commitment to patient-oriented research, and who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators.
NIH

For Patients:
My research interests are primarily focused on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying innate immune dysregulation in inflammatory disorders. My research program at UCD combines (i) multi-parameter technologies such as mass cytometry, and (ii) basic immunology molecular and biochemical methods, which enable mechanistic follow up studies to initial findings from “systems biology” approaches. This combination of “systems approach” and focused mechanistic studies allow characterization of mechanisms that govern the human immune perturbations in inflammatory disease, at the level of the single-cell and in the context of the entire immune system. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify immune parameters that predict and determine disease flare/relapse and prognosis in individual patients, and to devise immune-modulatory strategies that can decrease flare/relapse rate and prevent end-organ damage.
For Referring Providers:
My research interests are primarily focused on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying innate immune dysregulation in inflammatory disorders. My research program at UCD combines (i) multi-parameter technologies such as mass cytometry, and (ii) basic immunology molecular and biochemical methods, which enable mechanistic follow up studies to initial findings from “systems biology” approaches. This combination of “systems approach” and focused mechanistic studies allow characterization of mechanisms that govern the human immune perturbations in inflammatory disease, at the level of the single-cell and in the context of the entire immune system. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify immune parameters that predict and determine disease flare/relapse and prognosis in individual patients, and to devise immune-modulatory strategies that can decrease flare/relapse rate and prevent end-organ damage.

Assistant Professor


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