Meet Dr. Bajowala

Dr. Sakina Bajowala has been practicing in the Fox River Valley since completing her extensive training in allergy and immunology. As an asthma and allergy sufferer herself, she has a unique ability to identify with her patients and assist them in developing a comprehensive plan to control their most troublesome symptoms.

Dr. Bajowala has presented at international, national and local conferences, and has designed research investigating the interplay of allergic and gastrointestinal diseases. An accomplished public speaker, she has been a featured guest on radio and educational lecture programs, as well as interviewed for national publications such as WebMD and Woman's Day magazine. (Click here to see a list of articles in which Dr. Bajowala has been quoted.)

She is the author of a popular allergy blog, a best-selling book about food allergen desensitization, and a new children's book about food allergy treatment. Dr. Bajowala is also the developer of the Food Allergy Fix mobile app, a secure digital dosing record and safety-optimization tool for food allergen desensitization.

Dr. Bajowala is happily married to her husband of 20 years, with whom she shares two awesome teenagers. She's not only your local allergist, but also your neighbor- she lives with her family in Sugar Grove, IL.

Her interests include interior & graphic design, exploring diverse cultures through world travel, and vocal performance.

Learn more about Dr. Bajowala at www.sakinabajowala.com

education

2006 – 2008

Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology

Rush University Medical Center & John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL


2003 – 2006

Residency in General Pediatrics

University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL


1999 – 2003

Doctor of Medicine

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL


1995 – 1999

AB w Honors - History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science & Medicine

AB - Biology

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Boards & Licensure

Licensed Physician, Illinois and Wisconsin

2006 - Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

2008/2018 - Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology

Clinical experience

2011 - Present

Medical Director - Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center - North Aurora, Illinois


2009 – Present

Consulting Allergist & Immunologist, Dept. of Pediatrics - Sherman Hospital. Elgin, IL


2008 – 2011

Physician - DuKane Allergy Asthma Associates, Ltd. - St. Charles, Illinois


2003 – 2004

Instructor, Pritzker Medical School - Chicago, Illinois

Practice Philosophy:

"The most important role of a physician is that of an educator. I believe in empowering patients to optimize health by teaching them to understand how their bodies work."