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Joao Pedro Matias Lopes, MD

Joao Pedro Matias Lopes, MD

  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Specialty: Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Location:
    UH Landerbrook Health Center
    5850 Landerbrook Dr
    Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Biography: Joao Pedro Matias Lopes, MD


  • Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Primary Immunodeficiency (All Ages)

Certifications & Memberships

  • Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Allergy and Immunology
Allergy and Immunology - Mount Sinai Hospital (2018 - 2020)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2015 - 2018)

Medical Education
Universidade De Lisboa (2007)


Joao Pedro Matias Lopes, MD, is a clinical immunologist and allergist at UH University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals. He also is an assistant professor, pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in internal medicine and in allergy and immunology and certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). His special interests are inborn errors of immunity (that include primary and secondary immunodeficiency and diseases of immune dysregulation and their possible genetic origins) and pediatric food allergy. He was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2020.

Dr. Lopes received his medical degree from Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. He later participated in basic and translational research at Case Western Reserve University before serving his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals Case Western Reserve University, where he received the Norman Gordon Humanism Award in recognition of outstanding performance as a medicine resident and contributions to the advancement of the internal medicine residency training program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where he trained and did research in the areas of primary immunodeficiency and pediatric food allergy. While in fellowship, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He has been involved in basic, translational, and clinical research since 2010, with his current research focusing on identifying additional genetic causes associated with dysfunction of the immune system. Dr. Lopes has published in peer-reviewed medical journals, presented at national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the Clinical Immunology Society, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and is a reviewer for several journals in his areas of expertise. He is also a graduate of the Clinical Immunology Society Summer School. He has published 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

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Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Joao Pedro Matias Lopes did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.