Dr. Faoud Ishmael joins Mt. Nittany physician group

DR. Faoud Ishmael

STATE COLLEGE – Faoud Ishmael MD, PhD, has joined the Mount Nittany Physician Group Allergy & Immunology at Mount Nittany Health – Park Avenue.

“Patient communication is vital in practice. It’s my goal for each patient to know that they’ve been heard,” Dr. Ishmael says. “I want patients to feel comfortable raising questions. It’s my job to ensure all of their concerns are addressed.”

Dr. Ishmael completed his medical doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy degrees atthe Penn State College of Medicine and his residency in internal medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In 2009, he completed a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A board certified allergy and immunology physician, Dr. Ishmael offers particular expertise in allergy management and testing, including testing for allergies related to foods and medicines like aspirin, chemotherapy drugs, penicillin and others.

In addition to editing a variety of professional publications – ranging from the “American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology” to the “Journal of Biological Chemistry,” among others — he has nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts/national presentations combined. Most notably, his research collaborations with leading universities – Johns Hopkins, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania included– have changed the management of asthma in the professional field.

“As Penn State graduates, my wife, Susan, and I are thrilled to return to this area,” says Dr. Ishmael. “Mount Nittany Physician Group is an excellent practice and the State College area provides a great environment. It’s a wonderful fit for our family.”

Dr. Ishmael is an avid Penn State sports fan and, outside of the office, enjoys spending time with Susan and their children, Safia, Sam and Mia.

To schedule an appointment, call 814.278.4688, or visit MyMountNittanyHealth.com.