Melody C. Carter, MD
AIM Committee Member/ National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Carter is a senior research clinician in the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is board-certified in Allergy/ Immunology and Pediatrics. Dr. Carter’s current focus of study is based on clinical protocols in anaphylaxis (idiopathic and antigen-induced), and pediatric mastocytosis. These protocols involve patient recruitment, inpatient and outpatient care responsibilities, teaching rounds and lectures for the ward team, allergic-disease focused lectures for nursing, critical care medicine, dermatology and hematology, attending duties for the A&A training program, bench research, interfacing with regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies for drug trials, collaborative relationships with university faculty, data analysis, and manuscript preparation and presentation of data at scientific meetings.
She has been consistently invited to present her research at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), the European Competence Network for Mastocytosis, and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology annual meetings. She is considered an international expert on pediatric mastocytosis and is frequently consulted regarding management. Dr. Carter was instrumental in establishing a pediatric-focused mastocytosis referral center at the NIH.
Dr. Carter has served in numerous roles for the AAAAI including Board of Directors, Chair, Vice-Chair of the Mast Cell Disorders Committee, and as a member of the Committee for the Underserved. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Immunology. For the National Medical Association, she has acted as a consultant on the Consensus Panel of Asthma in the African American Community and is a member of the Allergy Division. She is a member of the steering committee for the American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases (AIM). Dr. Carter is also a mentor for the NIAID post-baccalaureate and the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) committee.