Allison Hicks, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology

Medical School:
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine (2014)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2010)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2017)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Allergy and Immunology (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, CHCO/University of Colorado Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program (2023)

Research Interests

My primary research focus is food allergy, in particular egg and milk allergy and family-centered treatment options for these conditions. I also work on quality improvement projects related to penicillin allergy.


  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics


  • Venter C, Roth-Walter F, Vassilopoulos E, Hicks A. Dietary management of IgE and non-IgE-mediated food allergies in pediatric patients. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2024 Mar;35(3):e14100. PubMed PMID: 38451064
  • Hicks A, Fleischer D, Venter C. The future of cow's milk allergy - milk ladders in IgE-mediated food allergy. Front Nutr. 2024;11:1371772. PubMed PMID: 38496796
  • Hicks AG, Pickett K, Casale TB, Cassimos D, Elverson W, Gerdts J, Gray S, Jones C, LeBovidge J, Levin M, Mack DP, Minshall E, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Pistiner M, Protudjer JL, Said M, Schaible A, Smith P, Vassilopoulou E, Venter C. Educational resources received by families after successful baked egg/baked milk oral food challenge -an international survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36184022
  • Tanverdi MS, Wiersma A, Kim KM, Hicks AG, Mistry RD. Anaphylaxis in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Sep 1;38(9):456-461. PubMed PMID: 36040466
  • Hicks A, Palmer C, Bauer M, Venter C. Accidental ingestions to known allergens by food allergic children and adolescents. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2021 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34091961
  • Bauer ME, MacBrayne C, Stein A, Searns J, Hicks A, Sarin T, Lin T, Duffey H, Rannie M, Wickstrom K, Yang C, Bajaj L, Carel K. A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative to Facilitate Penicillin Allergy Delabeling Among Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 May;11(5):427-434. PubMed PMID: 33849960
  • Stein, Amy, et al. “Clinical Pathway to Increase Rates of Penicillin Allergy De-Labeling.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 145, no. 2, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2019.12.664.
  • Hicks, A. et al "Accidental ingestions to known food allergies in children vs. adolescents" EAACI 2020
  • Green, Sarah, et al. “An Adolescent Girl with Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis and Negative Immunologic Workup: a Case Report.” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 14, no. 1, 2020, doi:10.1186/s13256-020-02371-3.
  • Single Dose Oral Amoxicillin Challenge is a Safe and Effective Strategy to Delabel Penicillin Allergies among Low Risk Hospitalized Children Submission ID: 910372 ID Week 2020
  • Hicks, Allison and Fleischer, David. “Epicutaneous Immunotherapy .” Pediatric Food Allergy: a Clinical Guide, by Ruchi Gupta, Springer, 2020.
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Professional Memberships

  • AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology), Fellow
  • ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology), Member
  • Colorado Allergy and Asthma Society, Member
  • EACCI, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Children’s Colorado Outpatient Care at Briargate
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Allergy and Immunology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Food Allergies
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Immune System - Eczema
  • Immune System
  • Immune System - Rhinitis
  • Immune System - Urticaria (Hives)
  • Immune System - Anaphylaxis
  • Immune System - Angioedema
  • Immune System - Allergies
  • Lungs and Breathing - Asthma
  • Lungs and Breathing
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests span the specialty of Allergy and in particular include food allergy, drug allergy, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Care Philosophy
I enjoy creating relationships with my patients and their families and becoming a partner in the treatment of their allergic diseases. I enjoy patient/parental education and strive to help my patients and families understand their diseases and my recommended treatments. I am the mother of a child with eczema and food allergy, and use this experience to approach my patients and families with a deep understanding of the impact allergies have on the whole family.

Personal Interests
I am the mother of two young children and a military spouse. I enjoy traveling, baking and cooking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors including hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine (2014)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2010)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2017)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Allergy and Immunology (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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