Allergy Doctor Columbus, OH

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Summit Shah

drshah profileAllergy 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.

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Dr. Gital Patel

drpatel profileDr. 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

ranaMeenakshi 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

perezArnaldo 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

Robert MDr. 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.

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Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

Jessica Brown, CNP

erin lanford cnpJessica Brown, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of fields, including allergy, asthma, pediatrics, and critical care. She earned her Bachelor of Science of Nursing at Capital University and her Master of Science at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Jessica is also an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Jessica joined Premier Allergy as a nurse in 2013 and after completing her Master’s program rejoined our practice as a Nurse Practitioner.

Jessica trained extensively with Dr. Summit Shah, Dr. Gital Patel, and Dr. Robert Baldwin in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. With her extensive knowledge in family health and critical care, Jessica is able to provide extraordinary, comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

Jessica currently lives in Hilliard with her husband Wesley and is expecting her first child in October. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and the outdoors.


Valerie Miller, CNP

valpicValerie Miller, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in allergy, asthma, immunology, family medicine, and critical care. Valerie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her Master of Science from the Ohio State University.

Valerie’s considerable experience as both a Family Practitioner and a critical care nurse gives her a broad knowledge base, allowing her to expertly treat patients of all ages and medical complexities. She joined Premier Allergy in 2013 and has been trained in the care of allergy, asthma and immunology patients under the direction of Dr. Summit Shah and Dr. Gital Patel. Her research has been published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care and education to patients and their families, and has a special interest in the care of food allergy, eczema and asthma patients.

Valerie lives in Clintonville with her husband and daughter. She is an avid gardener who also loves cooking and reading.


Melissa Blain, CNP

MelissaMelissa Blain, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner), is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of fields, including allergy, asthma, pediatrics, and critical care. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Melissa is also an active member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She also attended the national conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Melissa trained extensively with Dr. Summit Shah and Dr. Gital Patel in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. With her extensive knowledge in family health and critical care, Melissa is able to provide extraordinary, comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

Melissa currently lives in the outlying Columbus area. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and the outdoors.


Heidi Bobek, CNP

HBHeidi Bobek, CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner) is a nationally board-certified family nurse practitioner with experience in allergy, asthma, family practice and pediatrics. Heidi earned her Bachelors in Nursing and Master of Science degrees from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Heidi will graduate with her DNP (doctorate of nursing practice) from The Ohio State University in May 2016. Heidi is an active member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Heidi trained extensively with Dr. Summit Shah, Dr. Gital Patel and Dr. Alnardo Perez in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology. With her extensive background in family health and pediatrics, Heidi is able to provide expert care to her patients and family at Premier Allergy.

Heidi lives in Hilliard with her husband, Nathan and their two daughters, Layla and Landry. She loves spending time with her family, boating, traveling and is a huge OSU fan.

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