Our team of food allergy specialists at New England Food Allergy Treatment Center is committed to provide excellent, up-to-date, compassionate care for patients. We have been serving patients in our food allergy treatment center throughout Connecticut, New England, East Coast and those traveling from outside the United States looking for effective food allergy desensitization programs.

If you have any questions for our team of board certified physicians or professional office staff, you can check out our frequently asked questions, or feel free to contact us.

Jeffrey M. Factor, M.D.

Medical Director, FAAAAI and FACAAI

Dr. Jeffrey M. Factor is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the Division Head, Allergy and Immunology, at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Director of its Food Allergy Clinic.

Dr. Factor is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his pediatric residency at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. His Allergy and Immunology Fellowship training was at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Factor is board certified in allergy and clinical immunology, and was recertified in 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has written articles on food allergies, asthma, and skin testing and is active in patient education and advocacy groups. He has served on the Executive Council of the New England Society of Allergy (President 2001-2002), is a member of the Connecticut Allergy and Immunology Society, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Factor has volunteered his time at the American Lung Association’s Camp Treasure Chest summer camp for asthmatic children in Connecticut. He helped establish a hospital asthma management program at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut and lectures frequently about allergic conditions, in particular, asthma and food allergies. Dr. Factor has been recognized in the Best Doctors in America, Hartford Magazine’s “Top Doctors” and Connecticut Magazine’s “Top Physicians” and “Top Docs for Women.”

Dr. Factor lives in Avon, Connecticut with his wife Susan and their three daughters.

Glenda Nouman, M.D.

Physician, DO, FAAP

Glenda Nouman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Pediatric Residency.  Commendation for Outstanding Leadership and Professionalism, University of Connecticut Residency Program.  Associate with Smartstart Pediatrics, Glastonbury, CT.

Jason O. Lee, M.D.

Jason O. Lee, M.D.

Physician, FAAAAI and FACAAI

Dr. Jason Lee is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is board certified in internal medicine as well as allergy and clinical immunology. Dr. Lee holds hospital privileges at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Middlesex Hospital, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following medical school, he trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Lee completed his allergy and immunology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well.

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, the New England Society of Allergy, the Hartford County Medical Association, and the Connecticut Allergy Society. Dr. Lee holds special interests in asthma, food allergy, and chronic sinusitis.

Dr. Lee has been recognized by the Connecticut Magazine’s “Best Doctors.”

Janina Gilo, APRN

APRN, MSN, FNP-BC

Janina received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MSN from Yale University.  She began her clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2006 and has been specializing in Allergy since 2012. Prior to joining NEFATC in April 2015 she worked in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology at Yale, where she managed the care of patients with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic urticaria, while overseeing patients undergoing food challenges, immunotherapy and Xolair treatment. She also has a background in primary care pediatrics and internal medicine, and is an associate at New Haven Pediatrics. Janina is a clinical preceptor and mentor for graduate students at the Yale School of Nursing.

Louis 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.