Our Team

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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.

Publications:

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.

 

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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.

 
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Zahra Amiji, Medical Assistant

Zahra Amiji is a fourth-year student at Northeastern University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with Minors in Psychology and Biology. She is hoping to attend physician assistant school after graduation and eventually hopes to specialize in either Women’s Health or Dermatology. Zahra is especially passionate about patient interaction, believing empathy and understanding are key components to quality patient care. Outside of school, Zahra enjoys eating at Boston’s newest restaurants, traveling to exotic places, and hanging out with her friends and family.  

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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.

 

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Nicole McFarlane, Medical Assistant

Nicole McFarlane is a second-year student at Northeastern University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Minor in Biology. Nicole hopes to attend physician assistant school after graduation. At Northeastern, Nicole is a member of GlobeMed, a group dedicated to health equity, and Northeastern University Emergency Medical Services. Nicole enjoys dancing and spending time with friends and family. Nicole is passionate about helping others and believes in the importance of patient centered care.