Matthew J. Greenhawt, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.c.

Research Director, Food Allergy Center
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology


Dr. Greenhawt is Board-certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the U-M. A graduate of Tufts University, where he earned both his medical and Master of Business Administration degrees, he completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the U-M in 2008. He also received a Masters of Science in Health and Healthcare Policy at the U-M Rackham School of Graduate Studies in 2012. Dr. Greenhawt is a health services researcher, with an eye towards using his work to influence food allergy related health-care policy. His specific research interests include parental understanding of food allergy risk, utilization of food allergy diagnostic testing (including emerging molecular allergy diagnostic testing) and oral food challenges, emerging food allergy therapeutics, optimal strategies for diagnosis and treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and Quality of Life among families with food allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Dr. Greenhawt is building and maintaining the divisional Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis database to help better understand the patient populations we serve. He is a national expert on the safety of Influenza vaccine in egg allergic recipients, and on in-flight allergic reactions to peanut. He has published on a broad variety of topics, including carmine dye hypersensitivity, food allergy among college students, peanut and tree nut reactions on commercial airlines, the safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic children (including 2 national practice parameters on this subject), food challenges, and management of food allergy in schools. Dr. Greenhawt is also the co-director of the Combined Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, which he conducts with Dr. Vera Dematos from Pediatric Gastroenterology. Established in 2010, this multi-disciplinary Eosinophilic Esophagitis clinic is one of just a few of its kind in the country, offering affected families in the Midwest comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, longitudinal care, and social/nutritional services.

Areas of Interest

  • Allergy and Immunology

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Food Allergies
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Mastocytosis
  • Immune Deficiency and Anaphylaxis


Medical School or Training 
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Pediatrics, NY, 2004
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Michigan Health System, 2008
Professional Organizations 
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certification 
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics
Clinic Locations
Reichert Health Center
5333 McAuley Dr Ste 5011
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Fax: 734-572-9057
Domino's Farms Lobby H
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Ste H-2100 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fax: 734-647-6263