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Allergist and asthma doctor

Howard Boltansky, M.D.


  • 1974 – B.S. (Bio-Psychology), Magna Cum Laude, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • 1978 – M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1978-1979 – Intern, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • 1979 to 1980 – Junior Assistant Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • 1981 to 1982 – Senior Assistant Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD 1982 to 1987 – Medical Staff Fellow, National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD
  • 1987 to present – Allergist in private practice


  • 1978 – Diplomate, FLEX
  • 1982 – American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1985 – American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Awards & Honors

  • 1978 – Louis, Samuel and Ida Cohen Award for Excellence in Medical School
  • 1979 – Outstanding Intern Award, University of Maryland Hospital
  • 1985 – American Academy of Allergy and Immunology Travel Grant Award
  • 1985 – Aspen Allergy Conference Travel Grant Award
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors List – 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital – Chief of Allergy Section 1993 to 2011
  • Georgetown University Hospital


  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society (President 1995 and 1996)
  • Medical Society of the District of Columbia


  • Nalin, D.R., Hassan, R., Haque, S., and Boltansky, H.: Association between malaria, immunosuppression and high relative risk for diarrheal attacks. In: Acute Enteric Infections in Children. New Prospects for Treatment and Prevention, Holme, T., Editor, Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam, p. 256, 1981.
  • Caplan, E.S., Boltansky, H., Snyder, M.J., Rooney, J., Hoyt, N.J., Schiffman, G., and Cowley, R.A.: Response of traumatized splenectomized patients to immediate vaccination with polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine. The Journal of Trauma 23(90):801, 1983.
  • Boltansky, H., and Kaliner, M.A.: Cells demonstrating Fc receptors for IgE. Survey of Immunologic Research 3:99- 102, 1984.
  • Boltansky, H., Kwon-Chung, K.J., Macher, A.M. and Gallin, J.I.: Acremonium-strictum- related pulmonary infection in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 149(4):653, 1984.
  • Boltansky, H., Kaliner, M.A.: Perspectives in pharmacotherapy of allergic diseases. Proceedings of the XII International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 1986.
  • Leitman, S., Boltansky, H., Alter, H., Pearson, F., and Kaliner, M.A.: Allergic reactions in healthy plateletpheresis donors caused by sensitization to ethylene oxide gas. New England Journal of Medicine 315:1192, 1986.
  • Boltansky, H., Dyer, J., Esworthy, S., and Kaliner, M.A.: IgE-immunotoxins-I. IgE-intact ricin. Immunopharmacology 14:35, 1987.
  • Boltansky H., Slater, J., Youle, R., Isersky, C. and Kaliner, M.A.: IgE-immunotoxins-II. IgE-ricin A chain. Immunopharmacology 14:47, 1987.
  • Slater, J., Boltansky, H., and Kaliner, M.A.: IgE immunotoxins, effect of an IgE-ricin A chain conjugate on rat skin histamine content. The Journal of Immunology 140(3):807-811, 1988.
  • Noonan, M., Chervinsky, P., Busse, W.W., Weisberg, S.C., Pinnas, J., de Boisblanc, B.P., Boltansky, H., Pearlman, D., Repsher, L., and Kellerman, D.: Fluticasone propionate reduces oral prednisone use while it improves asthma control and quality of life. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 152(5):1467, 1995.
  • Bronsky, E.A., Dockhorn, R.J., Meltzer, E.O., Shapiro, G., Boltansky, H., LaForce, C., Ransom, J., Weiler, J.M., Blumenthal, M., Weakley, S., Wisniewski, M., Field, E., and Rogenes, P.: Fluticasone propionate aqueous nasal spray compared with terfenadine tablets in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 97(4):915, 1996.
  • Skoner, D.P., Boltansky, H., Kobayashi, R.H., Pearlman, D., Shapiro, G., Harrison, J.E., Trochelmann, L.M., and Lorber, R.R.: Extended-release albuterol in the treatment of 6 to 12-year-old asthmatic children. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 76:462, 1996.