Michael Pistiner, M.D., MMSc Michael Pistiner, M.D., is director of food allergy advocacy, education, and prevention for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Food Allergy Center in Boston. He has a special interest in food allergy and anaphylaxis education and advocacy, infant food allergy management and prevention, and maintaining quality of life in children and families with food allergies.Dr. Pistiner is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where he is a member of the Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee, Council on School Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.