Louis M. Mendelson, M.D.

Mendelson_Dr_LouisLouis M. Mendelson, M.D.
Physician, FAAAAI and FACAAI

Dr. Mendelson is a board certified allergist and clinical immunologist. Dr. Mendelson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has hospital appointments at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Mendelson is in charge of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, is co-director of the Food Allergy Clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and serves as medical advisor to the local Food Allergy/Education Support Group.

Dr. Mendelson received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Mendelson completed his pediatric residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and his allergy and immunology fellowship at the University of California in San Diego.

Dr. Mendelson’s research and writing interest include penicillin allergy, food allergy, anaphylactic reactions, asthma, and vernal conjunctivitis. He is board certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology. Dr. Mendelson is the past president of the New England Society of Allergy and the Connecticut Society of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Mendelson holds memberships in the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the New England Society of Allergy, and the Connecticut Allergy and Immunologic Society.

In 2004 Dr. Mendelson was one of the founders of AllerQuest, a company originated to bring PrePen back to market. AllerQuest obtained FDA approval for PrePen in the fall of 2009. Dr. Mendelson is the company’s president and CEO.

He is the originator of the Food Allergy/Education Support Group for the greater Hartford area. Dr. Mendelson is the 2000 recipient of the “Distinguished Clinician Award” presented by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Mendelson was honored with the Food Allergy Network’s “Marial C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference” in 1999. Dr. Mendelson was voted “The Best Allergist in 1999” by a Channel 3 viewer poll. He has been recognized by the Connecticut Magazine list of “Best Doctors in Connecticut,”Hartford Magazine “Greater Hartford’s Top Docs,” and The Best Doctors in America. In 2010, Dr. Mendelson was honored to receive the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology RSLAAIS Leadership Award.

About New England Allergy Treatment Center (NEFATC)
Dr. Factor along with Dr. Mendelson and Dr. Lee opened their Center in 2010 when private practice OIT was performed by just the 3 or 4 other docs in the country (Dr. Wasserman, Dr. MansfieldDr. Baker, and Dr. Nash).

Dr. Factor adds, “As of mid-point 2016,  we’ve just treated our 800th peanut patient and are up to 1000 total patients. I’m fairly certain that no one has these numbers or this experience. Additionally, we are now offering OIT for multi-nuts at once (cashew and walnut) and are soon to add almond and sesame to complement milk/egg/peanut OIT. My goal has, and continues to be, to provide effective OIT in the safest possible way which is why I established a dedicated Center with staff and physicians focused solely on OIT rather than treating patients as part of a general allergy practice.”



Dr. Louis Mendelson
New England Food Allergy Treatment Center
836 Farmington Avenue, Ste 207, West Hartford, CT 06119-1544
(860) 986-6099

New England Food Allergy Treatment Center (NEFATC): Dr. Jeffrey Factor, Dr. Jason Leeand Dr. Louis Mendelson

OIT Details

Doctor Name: Dr. Mendelson
State: Connecticut
Allergen: Peanut, Tree nuts, Milk, Egg, Sesame
Treats single/multi allergens at once: Both: single and some combined allergens
Offers SLIT for food allergens: No

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