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Our Board

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Ben Daghigh, M.D. | President 

Board Certified Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 

Dr Daghigh a board-certified physician with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a well-respected member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Dr. Daghigh is a graduate of West Virginia University. He completed his Fellowship and Subspecialty Training as an Allergist at Virginia Commonwealth University. He specializes in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology and is well-equipped to handle the needs of patients of all ages.


Carla Ward, M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI | Vice-President

Board Certified Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 

Dr. Ward completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, as a Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, she developed an interest in the field of Allergy and Immunology.


She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has published research in academic journals and has presented research at national allergy meetings.

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Deepthi Gadde, M.D. | Secretary-Treasurer 

Board Certified Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 

Dr. Deepthi Gadde, MD is a board-certified adult/pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist. Dr. Gadde earned her bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She completed her medical degree and internal medicine residency at George Washington University. She received her training in Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where she continues to be on staff as an assistant professor. Dr. Gadde helps patients with a wide range of conditions, including non-allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, drug allergies, food allergies, anaphylaxis, eczema, and hives.

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Theodore T. Kim, M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI | Immediate Past President

Board Certified Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Dr. Kim is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He trained in Internal Medicine and completed his fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Kim is a native of Washington DC and served with distinction as a U.S Army officer and physician.  He currently serves on the Clinical Governance Board for Allergy Partners, PLLC, the largest single specialty allergy practice in the U.S., and as Medical Director of the Allergy Partners of Northern Virginia Flow Lab. His special areas of interest include food allergies, food oral immunotherapy (OIT), Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Immunology.

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