Board of Directors
The California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is made up of well respected and highly acclaimed physicians in the State of California who specialize in allergy, asthma and immunology.
Christina Schwindt, MD
Christina Schwindt, M.D. is board certified in both pediatrics and allergy, asthma and immunology. Her expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, exercise-induced asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies, drug allergies, eczema, and primary immunodeficiencies. Dr. Schwindt is the principal investigator on many research projects including from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Her research is focused on understanding the environmental factors that may influence the increase in asthma seen worldwide. She has developed an asthma clinic in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the West Indies and volunteers her time performing medical missions to the island. Dr. Schwindt received her medical training at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and received her internship, residency and fellowship training at the St. Louis University Group of Hospitals
Sheila Bonilla, MD
Immediate Past President
Sheila M. Bonilla, MD, MS received her medical degree at the University of Texas Houston Medical School.She completed a surgical internship year at Harbor-UCLA prior to her Internal Medicine Residency training at LAC+USC Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Resident. She trained in Allergy and Immunology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center then returned to join the faculty at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She pursued a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Biomedical Research while serving as faculty at USC. She recently returned to academic life at USC to be more active in research after several years of community practice.
Dr. Bonilla is a Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Bob Eitches, MD
Robert Eitches, MD, FAAAAI (Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) earned an AB at Princeton University, an MD at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, did his Internship and Residency at Albert Einstein Medical College and finished his education with a Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at UCLA. He is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Madeleine Ramos, MD
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Illinois, 1995-1999
Residency: John Sealy Hospital, Texas, 1999-2002
Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri, 2002-2004
Marilyn Li, MD
Marilyn Li, MD, received her medical degree from the Alpert Medical School, Brown University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at LAC+USC Medical Center, and served a year as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. She trained in Allergy and Immunology at LAC+USC Medical Center where she is actively involved in teaching and research. She is a strong advocate for patient education and community outreach, and is working with the Breathmobile® program. Dr. Li is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Raffi Tachdjian, MD
Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Tachdjian received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Tachdjian’s research focuses on asthma, hereditary angioedema, and allergic inflammation, and he has served as primary or co-investigator of over 15 grant-funded research studies. He was voted one of the UCLA Health System’s best doctors and was selected to receive the Editors’ Choice Award by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Tachdjian completed an internship at the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, where he led the outbreak investigations and epidemiologic studies on Pertussis (whooping cough). He is credited for being part of the team that led to the understanding of the waning immunity of the pertussis vaccine, which led to boosted dosing in adolescents and adults.
Board certified in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Tachdjian serves as Principal Investigator for clinical trials in Santa Monica and Burbank, California.
Dr. Tachdjian is the founder and president of the Children’s Music Fund (www.TheCMF.org), a 501c3 non-profit providing musical instruments and music therapy to children with chronic and life-altering illness.
Vince Tubiolo, MD
Dr. Vincent Tubiolo is an allergist-immunologist in Santa Barbara, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 5 doctors at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and one of 6 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who specialize in Allergy & Immunology.
LanAnh Do, MD
Dr. LanAnh Do is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA and went on to obtain a medical degree with honors from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Subsequently, she pursued residency training and was chief resident of the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. After residency, she practiced primary care locally and became board certified in both Internal medicine and Pediatrics. After a few years she returned to complete fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at Harbor-UCLA and UCLA Medical Center.
Currently, she focuses on treatment of asthma, allergies, and immune disorders for both adults and children. An accomplished Clinical researcher she has presented and published at national allergy conferences on various topics including genetic polymorphism in pulmonary disease, allergic skin disease, and health benefits of asthma camp centers for children. She has first authored review articles in allergy and immunology and continues to be a productive investigator in areas such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, skin conditions, and food/drug reactions.
Sonal Patel, MD
Dr. Patel has been a practicing Allergist f and has been at the Adventist Health for over 10 years. She is double Board Certified in Allergy and Clinical Immunology as well as Pediatrics.
Dr. Patel initially trained in Pediatrics at King-Drew Medical center in Los Angeles, she then went on to complete a Clinical Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. She also completed a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Her Clinical Interest includes Asthma and Atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Dr. Patel has a strong interest in working with inner-city patients and the undeserved. She has been on international medical missions to Peru, El Salvador, and Mexico. She has served on the board for the American Lung Association in California. She is currently on the Board of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology and California Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Patel lives in Glendale with her husband and twin daughters. Her personal interest include traveling, reading, movies, and dance.