Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a specialty of Dr. Rafi and the Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Institute. Our immune systems protect us from infection. If the immune system is malfunctioning, our defenses are down against diseases, such as cancer, autoimmune and allergy.

Dr. Rafi is the only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Allergist/Immunologist in Los Angeles who has completed advanced training in chronic sinusitis. His advanced training also focused on CVID (Common Variable Immune Deficiency), bronchitis, allergic skin disorders, and the immunology of aging. He is also Board Certified in Geriatrics and Gerontology and focuses on immune function, medication assessments, and nutrition in the older adult.


Bacterial & Fungal Infections

Fungal skin Infections are very common and include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. Ringworm,…

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Immune Deficiency (CVID)

Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) is an antibody deficiency that leaves the immune system unable to defend against…

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Recurrent Infections

Recurrent infections occur when the body lacks the ability to produce antibodies which provide the defense against harmful germs…

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