Weihong Zheng, M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI
Dr. Weihong Zheng specializes in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Zheng received her MS from Northeastern University and her MD from China Medical School. She underwent postdoctoral training at Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. She previously worked as an internist for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She then completed her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the prestigious National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado, where she worked with world-renowned mentors in the research and treatment of allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis.
Dr. Zheng worked at the Allergy Division of Tufts Medical Center with the academic appointment of Assistant Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zheng is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and MetroWest Medical Center. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (FAAAAI) and a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (FACAAI).
Dr. Zheng has been honored with the Patient Choice Awards (2014-2016), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014-2016), Top 10 Doctor-City (2014) and On-Time Doctor Award (2015-2016).
In her free time, Dr. Zheng enjoys yoga, arts and fishing with her husband and two sons.
1. Katial R, Zheng W and Alam R. The effect of aspirin desensitization on novel biomarkers in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Oct;126(4):738-44.
2. Zheng W, Deskin AC. Thimerosal in influenza vaccine: an immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007 Dec;99(6):574-5.
3. Katial R, Zheng W. Allergy and immunology of the aging lung. Clin Chest Med. 2007 Dec;28(4):663-72.
4. Zheng W, Lim A L and Powers-Lee S G. Identification of Critical Amino Acid Residuces of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase: Definition of the ATP Site Involved in Carboxy-Phosphate Formation Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1341(1997) 35-48.
Anne Katsiroubas, BSN
Anne Katsiroubas is the practice Registered Nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Since 2011, Anne has been working at Allergy and Asthma Center of Boston in Needham, where she specializes in allergy immunotherapy, skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and food challenges while ensuring patient safety. Anne believes in the benefit allergy immunotherapy can offer for the patients quality of life. She has a professional and personal relationship with the patients that she has cared for and seen over many years.
Mayumi Kurihara, Medical Assistant
Mayumi Kurihara is currently a 4th year student at Northeastern University pursuing a bachelor in Health Science with a minor in Business. She is hoping to attend PA school after she graduates. At Northeastern, Mayumi is part of the Japanese Student Association and the Pre-Physician Assistant Society. When she isn’t studying for school, she is usually spending her time volunteering or out exploring Boston.
Rahiel Desta, Medical Assistant
Rahiel Desta is the practice Medical Assistant. She received her Medical Assistant Certificate from Everest Institute and completed her training at the Veterans Association Medical Center in 2009. Since 2010, Rahiel has worked at our clinic as the Medical Assistant, preparing and administering all allergy and asthma testing as well as allergy immunotherapy treatments. Previously, she worked at the Allergy Division of Tufts Medical Center for seven years. Rahiel’s calm demeanor and empathetic nature put patients at ease when undergoing procedures. She assists with patient education, empowering patients with the knowledge to improve their quality of life.
Claire Buxton, Medical Assistant
Claire Buxton is currently a second year student at Northeastern pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school. At Northeastern, Claire is a part of Students to Seniors, a club that supports the elderly community with neurodegenerative diseases and frequently volunteers at assisted living facilities. In her free time, Claire enjoys exploring Boston, trying new vegan restaurants, and spending time with friends.