Children's Health Service Allergy-Immunology


Director: David Lindsay II MD

The members of the Section of Immunology carry out active clinical care, teaching, and research programs.

Clinical Program

Expertise is provided for the diagnosis and management of serious allergic disorders such as asthma, autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and genetic defects in the immune system. The faculty is particularly known for their work in the identification and treatment of children with immunodeficiency diseases.

Research Program

  • Members of the section have been recognized internationally for their research in:
  • Molecular basis and role of cellular adherence in disease
  • The molecular basis and role of cellular adherence in disease
  • The molecular basis of immunodeficiency disorders
  • Ontogeny of immunity and immune system in human milk
  • Airway inflammation and cytokines including pathogenesis of virus-induced asthma
  • Asthma and airway inflammation secondary to burn and smoke inhalation
  • The faculty in the section also collaborate in research with other faculty at UTMB and at other institutions.
  • Opportunities occur for students and residents to participate in these research activities during their electives. Those activities are supervised by several faculty in the section.


Educational Program

  • Our faculty participates in the annual instructional seminars for residents in pediatrics.
  • The faculty helps organize and participate in both graduate and undergraduate medical school courses in areas dealing with host defense and immunology.
  • Electives and selectives in clinical immunology/allergy/rheumatology are offered to senior medical students and pediatric residents, respectively. The purpose of both electives is to provide further clinical training opportunities that aid the trainees to better understand the application of immunology to clinical care.
  • The section participates in a combined Pediatric and Internal Medicine Fellowship Training Program leading to eligibility for board certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Enquiries for fellowship should be made to Dr. Randall Goldblum, the program director. Applications can be made through ERAS.
  • The faculty is also active in postgraduate medical training and postdoctoral training at UTMB and at other institutions.


  • A Lindsay, David

    David Lindsay II MD
    Assistant Professor
    Director Allergy & Immunology
  • Covington, Cleavon Jamaul Tony

    Cleavon Covington MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Goldblum, Randall

    Randall Goldblum MD


Primary_Care_Pavilion_2 400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi East. This location provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.
In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;HOURS are subject to change during COVID-19 surges
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases