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Meet Our Doctors

Michael N. Cowan, M.D.

Michael N. Cowan, M.D.

Dr. Michael N. Cowan trained at the New York University School of Medicine.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  Dr. Cowan is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as the American College of Allergy and Immunology.  His specialties include: asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis and immunotherapy.  Dr. Cowan has a special interest in hereditary and acquired angioedema as well as hives and urticaria. He has been practicing in Burlingame and the greater Bay Area for over thirty years. Dr. Cowan is active in Aviation Medicine.  He is a Senior FAA Medical Examiner and a consultant to airlines and aeromedical transport services.  Dr. Cowan holds a commercial pilots license with an instrumental and multi-engine rating and is an active pilot. 

Betty Miller, M.D.

Betty Miller, M.D.

Dr. Betty Miller received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse.  She trained in Pediatrics and Allergy at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and in Adult and Pediatric Allergy /Immunology at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.  Her mentors were Drs. Carl Arbesman, Robert Reisman and Robert G. Townley, all nationally known allergists and researchers.  Dr. Miller has been practicing allergy in the Bay Area for more than 30 years.  She has expertise in the treatment of adults and children with asthma, hay fever, eczema, hives, rhinitis, sinusitis, stinging insect, drug and food allergies.  She is a clinical Professor at UCSF where she has taught medical students, allergy fellows, and Pediatric residents in the allergy clinic or in her office.  When Dr. Miller was President of the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of Northern California, she initiated a local Asthma and Allergy Speaker Program.  Now in its 19th year, this program offers up-to-date education to health professionals on the care of allergy patients.  Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and the American Board of Pediatrics.  She speaks at Seton Medical Center and other community organizations about allergy and asthma. 

Barbara Conner-Andersen, M.D.

Barbara Conner-Andersen, M.D.

Dr. Barbara Conner-Andersen graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forrest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Following medical school,  she completed a Pediatric residency and an Allergy -Immunology fellowship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Prior to moving to the Bay Area, she was an associate with Allergy Affiliates in Salem, Massachusetts.  Dr. Conner-Andersen has been an allergist with Peninsula Allergy Associates since 1996 and is active in the community promoting the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis and other allergic diseases.  She has lectured extensively to peer and lay audiences in the Bay Area.  She was one of the founding members of the San Francisco Asthma Task Force and worked to promote recommendations for city wide strategies to manage and prevent asthma in the city of San Francisco. She is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, The American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, past board member of the California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and past president of the Northern California Allergy Society.

Patty Chi, M.D.

Patty Chi, M.D.

Dr. Patty Chi graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. She then attended University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, and completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Allergy/Immunology fellowship at UCSF. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and is active as a volunteer faculty in the Division of Allergy/ Immunology. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  Dr. Chi sees both adult and children with allergies and immunologic disorders. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

Dean Kardassakis, M.D.

Dean Kardassakis, M.D.

Dr. Dean Kardassakis trained at the University of California, San Francisco.  He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  His specialty is: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  He has been practicing in the greater Bay Area for over ten years.