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Iris M. Otani


Allergist and immunologist
Dedicated to music and the best possible patient care

Dr. Iris Otani is an allergist and immunologist with a special focus on treating drug allergies, hives and eosinophilic esophagitis (accumulation of a certain type of white blood cell in the esophagus that causes inflammation). She is the associate program director of the UCSF allergy and immunology fellowship and director of quality improvement and patient safety for the Allergy & Immunology Clinic.

Otani's research focuses on improving care for patients with drug allergies, so that they can safely take medications they need.

Otani received her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. While earning her medical degree, she completed a fellowship in immunology conferred by the National Institutes of Health. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Otani is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

When she's not working, Otani enjoys playing violin in classical musical groups as well as spending time with friends and family. She also dedicates time to music community outreach at senior centers, schools and health care facilities.

  • Education

    UCSD School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Allergy and Immunology, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology

I believe in partnering with patients throughout the decision-making process to optimize their care and quality of life.

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