Dr. Hugh Windom is a distinguished physician and medical researcher who specializes in allergy and immunology. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and medical degree from Duke Medical School. He then did a research fellowship at The University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. After returning to the United States, Dr. Windom completed a postdoctoral fellowship with special training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Windom founded and acts as Medical Director of Sarasota Clinical Research which conducts clinical drug studies both for the advancement of medical science and the opportunity for patients to have access to new medications, at no expense to the patient. He was the first allergist in Florida to offer food oral immunotherapy and with the help of Drs. Ly and Fergeson, opened the Food Allergy Center of Florida under the Windom Allergy umbrella. Dr. Windom is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the Florida Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society, the Florida Medical Association, and the Sarasota County Medical Society. He is a past President of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and Sarasota County Medical Society.
Currently, Dr. Windom serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology. Every other week, Dr. Windom participates in an educational conference and training session for medical students in the Allergy Clinic at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Dr. Windom has published more than 15 articles in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals. He has presented his research at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Thoracic Society, the British Thoracic Society, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and at statewide conferences sponsored by the University of South Florida. He often speaks to local organizations about asthma and allergic diseases.
Dr. Windom graduated from Riverview High School after moving to Sarasota in 1960. He married Anne DePetro from Jamestown, New York, and they have four children: Caroline, Porter, Grant, and Reed.
Dr. Ly grew up in North Florida and received her undergraduate education from Florida State University. She proceeded to get her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She then went to the great state of Ohio and completed her pediatric training at the Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She was ecstatic to come back home to Florida and did her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the University of South Florida. She has a special interest in primary immune deficiencies and did research in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or “Bubble Boy Disease.” Dr. Ly has continued her strong roots to University of South Florida and Florida State University and loves teaching medical students and fellows.
Since working at Windom Allergy, she has found a true passion for taking care of patients with food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, hives, eczema, recurrent infections, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She loves helping families navigate through food allergies and seeing whether they are candidates for food challenges or food oral immunotherapy. She has a particular focus on infant and toddler food oral immunotherapy and stopping food allergies early.
Dr. Ly’s husband, Tan Ly, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Southeastern Spine Center and Research Institute in Sarasota, Florida. In 2013, they had their beautiful daughter, Evelyn Rose and started the many adventures of parenthood. The fun doubled in 2015 when their son, Tanner was born. Dr. Ly loves to read, travel, and hike the national parks.
Dr. Fergeson is a Sarasota native and Cardinal Mooney High School graduate. Go Cougars! She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida. After graduation, she decided to venture out to Blacksburg, Virginia, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where she received her medical degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, at Virginia Tech. Dr. Fergeson missed the sunshine state so much that she moved back to Tampa to complete her Internal Medicine residency and Allergy and Immunology fellowship training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She served as chief fellow during her final year in Allergy and Immunology fellowship training and really enjoyed working closely with her co-fellows, residents, and medical students.
She will stay close to her training program to serve as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, where she will supervise medical students and allergy trainees in the Allergy Clinic at James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Fergeson has specific interests in the management and treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic urticaria/angioedema, rhinitis, food allergy, drug allergy, and eczema.
Throughout her training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Fergeson participated in medical research as a sub-investigator for various asthma, COPD, food allergy, chronic urticaria/angioedema, and rhinitis studies. She is excited to continue her involvement in medical research here at Sarasota Clinical Research *links to Clinical Studies*.
Dr. Fergeson has published articles in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, and the World Allergy Organization Web.
Dr. Fergeson has presented at annual conferences for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society.
She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, and the Sarasota County Medical Society.
Dr. Fergeson met her husband, Matt Fergeson, during their senior year at Cardinal Mooney High School. They went to the homecoming dance together and the rest is history! Matt is an avid golfer and architect at Sweet Sparkman Architects. In January 2016, they had their sweet son, Hudson. Dr. Fergeson loves being a mommy, spending time with her family, traveling, interior design, and a good sale!
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