Dr. Melinda Braskett


Dr. Melinda Braskett is the Associate Medical Director of the Gores Family Allergy Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a board-certified allergist and clinical immunologist. She is also board certified in pediatric medicine. Dr. Braskett graduated with honors from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and her fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to coming to CHLA in February of 2016, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA where she refined her expertise in high-risk food and drug allergy procedures as Medical Director of the UCLA Food and Drug Allergy Care Center. She has extensive experience in clinical food allergy as she has been a practicing allergist for over 10 years and has served as a clinical investigator on numerous investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical trials. She is passionate about the field of food allergy and very optimistic about the new recommendations that will enable us to safely introduce peanuts early in at-risk children and prevent clinical food allergy.