Sarah M. Boudreau-Romano holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Knox College and received her M.D. from Rush Medical College. She became a board-certified pediatrician following her pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Sarah has not yet pursued her board certification in Allergy/Immunology.
Sarah was blessed with four vibrant children, three of whom have life-threatening food allergies. Sal,* age 6, although significantly affected by his siblings’ food allergies has never had an allergic reaction. Gino,* age 5, has life-threatening food allergy to cow’s milk, egg, wheat, barley, green pea, beans, chicken, sesame, mustard, cranberry, grape, peanut and tree nuts. Milo,* age 5, is allergic to soy and egg. Lucy,* age 1, has had anaphylaxis to cow’s milk.
Sarah has spent the past several years learning first-hand how families with children who have multiple food allergies live and how they can live well. She is constantly looking for creative ways to ensure that her family is always safe, prepared, happy, and able to fully participate in all life has to offer. She is delighted to be able to share her story with you.
*Names have been changed to protect children’s identity.