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Albert S. Rohr, M.D.
Michele Columbo, M.D.

Albert S. Rohr, M.D.
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Albert S. Rohr, M.D.

Dr. Rohr graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and then on to the University of Texas School of Medicine for his M.D. in 1977. He completed his Residency training in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital - University of Pennsylvania and became board certified in this specialty. Subsequently, Dr. Rohr trained in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UCLA School of Medicine. He is board certified in Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Rohr was a Clinical Associate Professor at UCLA and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has co-authored 67 publications on asthma and allergy related topics. For many years, he taught the Course on Rhinoscopy at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Rohr is a Fellow of both these Medical Societies and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He has been in private practice since 1983. From 1983 to 1991 he was in Los Angeles, California, with one of the most prestigious Allergy practices in the country. He has been in private practice locally since 1991. Dr. Rohr is a past President of the Philadelphia Allergy Society and The Chief of Allergy and Immunology at the Main Line Health System. He is the Director of Continuing Medical Education and past President of Medical Staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Rohr was named as a Top Doc by the Philadelphia Magazine in 2004, 2005, and 2007 through 2018.

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Michele Columbo, M.D.
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology

Michele Columbo, M.D.

Dr. Columbo has been in an independent, private practice in Bryn Mawr and Paoli, Pennsylvania, since 2000.

Dr. Columbo’s undergraduate education at the Liceo Classico Umberto I in Naples, Italy was focused on Liberal Arts including literature, Latin, ancient Greek, philosophy, and history. He attained his medical degree from the Università di Napoli Federico II (est. 1224), Italy, in 1983. At the same institution, he was later an Assistant Professor (tenure) in the Department of Medicine for more than eight years. While in Italy, Dr. Columbo became a certified specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Università di Firenze (est. 1321) and in Rheumatology at the Università di Roma La Sapienza (est. 1303).

In the U.S., Dr. Columbo completed a Residency program in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, became board certified in this specialty, and recertified in 2009. He spent more than six years in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. There he performed research as a Research Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor and returned to complete his Clinical Fellowship. Dr. Columbo is board certified in Allergy and Immunology and recertified in 2011.

Dr. Columbo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has co-authored 105 publications (including 46 abstracts) mainly focused on the mechanisms of allergic inflammation in mast cells isolated from human tissues and human peripheral blood basophils. Such publications, 80% of them in English and 20% in Italian, include original research articles in the Journal of Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Review of Respiratory Diseases, and Blood. He has been a speaker at international conferences and received numerous research grants and awards. In the past ten years, Dr. Columbo has initiated, conducted and completed six clinical research studies that have received financial support from a local non-profit foundation, were registered on, and whose results were published in peer reviewed journals. He has also been a Principal Investigator in pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical studies. He is a reviewer for several medical journals.

Dr. Columbo is the Founder and President of the Philadelphia Allergy Alliance and a past President of the Philadelphia Allergy Society. He is a Member of the Main Line Hospitals Institutional Review Board and the Board of Directors and Scientific Committee of the Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation of Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Columbo has been named a Top Doctor by the Philadelphia Magazine, Main Line Today and Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook.

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Emily Begg, C.M.A.

Maria DiValerio

Debbi Lamplugh, C.M.A.

Jeanine Columbo
Part-time Accounts Administrator/Payroll

Antoinette (Tony) Bianculli, C.M.A.
Part-time Nurse

Tony is in the office on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Lisa Villasis, R.N.
Part-time Nurse

Mary Procacci
Part-time Receptionist

Mary is in the office on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

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Rohr and Columbo Asthma
Allergy and Immunology Specialists

Tel: 610.527.2000 ~ Fax: 610.525.6772
Bryn Mawr Medical Building North
830 Old Lancaster Road #301
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
209 West Lancaster Ave. (Plank Ave.)
Suite 101
Paoli, PA 19301