Allergy Doctor Columbus, OH
Meet Our Doctors
Allergy doctor Summit Shah, MD specializes in allergy diagnosis and treatment that affect both adults and children, including drug allergies, hay fever, asthma, venom allergies, sinus disease, and more. Dr. Shah founded the Allergy Department at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA in Columbus, OH, where he is still an active member of the staff. Dr. Shah was on staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital and is currently working with Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s, Riverside, and Dublin Methodist Hospitals. His areas of interest are pediatric food allergies and eczema.
Dr. Shah, a Columbus native, graduated as valedictorian from Bishop Watterson High School before attending Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s with Honors. A Buckeye through and through, he stayed at OSU for medical school. After earning his MD from the College of Medicine at Ohio State, Dr. Shah underwent a residency program in Boston as well as a fellowship training program at the renowned Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA, where he trained under acclaimed experts in allergy and immunology.
An allergy doctor by profession, Dr. Shah also enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes, golfing, and scuba diving. Dr Shah resides in Columbus with his wife, who is a graduate of Dublin Coffman high school and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. They have two daughters, Saanvi and Saaya.
Dr. Gital Patel
Dr. Gital Patel, MD grew up in Cincinnati, OH. She attended Ursuline Academy, Class of 1999 for high school and completed a 6 year BS/MD program at Northeast Medical University.
She met her future husband in medical school and followed him to New Orleans, Louisiana where she completed her residency and fellowship training. She trained under well renowned leaders in immunology and specializes in evaluating and treating patients with immune deficiencies. She has a special interest in children with recurrent infections, allergies and eczema.
She has been involved in the latest research and was recently published in The Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.
She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric and adult allergy and immunology. Dr. Patel enjoys traveling and cooking. She resides in Columbus with her husband who also graduated from NEOMED, and their 1 year old son, Saajan.
Dr. Meenakshi Rana
Meenakshi Rana, MD is board certified by the ABIM and is an active member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She has special interest in asthma and lung disease. She completed her medical residency at the prestigious St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, where she had the opportunity to train under renowned physicians. She subsequently moved with her husband to southern California and continued to treat a wide variety of patients before finally moving back home to Columbus, Ohio.
Having worked on both coasts and studying abroad in India has helped Dr. Rana broaden her medical knowledge and experiences which continues to shape how she sees patients today. She is committed to delivering optimal cutting edge treatment for allergies.
“I believe that as doctors we are also teachers, and so I use a lot of education techniques in order for patients to understand their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, so they can be informed consumers for their care.”
Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, playing piano and being with family and friends. Her two young children keep her active and on her toes. Dr. Rana’s heart belongs to her family, her patients, and The Ohio State University Buckeyes!
Arnaldo Perez, MD
Arnaldo Perez, MD hails from the sunny island of Puerto Rico. After graduating with honors from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, he went on to obtain his medical degree and subspecialty in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan. During his years in private practice on the island Dr. Perez also served as president of the Puerto Rican Allergist Association, president of the Allergy/Immunology Chapter of the Puerto Rico College of Physicians, and was an associate professor of the Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program.
In addition to having published articles in peer-reviewed journals in Puerto Rico and the United States, Dr. Perez has given numerous lectures for health professionals and contributed articles to newspapers and magazines.
Dr. Perez is board certified in internal medicine as well as pediatric and adult allergy/immunology, with special interest in asthma and immune disorders. He enjoys music, rooting for the Cavs, and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Columbus with his wife and two daughters.
Robert M. Baldwin, MD
Dr. Baldwin began his formal education after graduating from Bellevue Central High School. His educational endeavors include a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a Master’s of Science degree and Medical Degree from The Ohio State University.
His post graduate training includes an fellowship at Ohio State University Hospital, a pediatric and neonatal fellowship at Nationwide Children's hospital, and allergy training at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Colorado. Dr. Baldwin is board certified in pediatrics as well as allergy and immunology. Dr. Baldwin has served as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, in addition to a having a private practice in allergy and immunology in central Ohio.