Maya R. Jerath, MD, PhD joined the Department of Medicine as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology on November 1, 2017.
Maya R. Jerath, MD, PhD received her medical degree from the University of Vermont and following Internal Medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center, she sub-specialized in Allergy and Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She joined the faculty of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at UNC in 2007. During her time there, Dr. Jerath served as the Program Director for the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Program, as Clinic Director for the Allergy/Immunology Clinic and, for the last 2 years, as Associate Division Chief for Allergy/Immunology. Her clinical research interest is in the area of adult food allergy. At UNC she had one of the few large cohorts of patients with alpha-gal food allergy (an emerging disease that challenges our paradigm) in the country, and she has published and presented her findings on this condition at national meetings. She diagnoses and manages a wide variety of conditions including primary immunodeficiency, allergic rhinitis and asthma, hereditary angioedema, drug allergy and stinging insect allergy, and has special clinical interests in urticaria, immunotherapy and eosinophilic esophagitis. Prior to her training in medicine, Dr. Jerath had a career as a biomedical engineer. Her undergraduate degree is in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She received an MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. She joined the research faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and then worked in industry as a product development manager for medical lasers before going to medical school.