UC San Diego pediatric allergy/immunology physician-scientist Seema Sharma Aceves, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
She was formally inducted into the Society in a ceremony at the ASCI annual meeting in Chicago on April 26.
“It is a true honor to be included in this distinguished group of translational research leaders,” Aceves said.
“Seema represents the best and the brightest among clinical investigators today,” said Gary S. Firestein, MD, who nominated her for the honor.
“Her remarkable progress understanding the causes of an unusual and very debilitating disease in children made a significant impact on their quality of life.”
Firestein is professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Dean of Translational Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor of Translational Medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute.
Aceves, a specialist in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), is associate professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology and associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology.
In her research, she investigates the mechanisms of tissue remodeling in EoE, exploring the role of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic molecules. Major support for her work comes from a National Institutes of Health R01 research grant and funding from the Department of Defense. | Read NIH grant abstract
Her clinical specialty is pediatric allergy (Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego). She practices at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, where she directs the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic.
Aceves received all of her medical training at UC San Diego. After she earned her MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program, she completed her internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics and her fellowship training in allergy and immunology in the Department of Medicine.
She is board certified in allergy/immunology and pediatric allergy/immunology.
She was named a Physician of Exceptional Excellence in the 2012-2013 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” survey from the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine and listed as one of the nation’s top doctors on the 2012-2013 U.S.News & World Report “Top Doctors” List.