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Ratika Gupta, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering allergies. She is currently in private practice as an allergist/immunologist and sees patients of all ages. She is an active member of American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Dr. Gupta received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Delaware and went to medical school at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she also completed her Internal Medicine residency. She worked as a hospitalist at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital before joining an Allergy/Immunology fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital.
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