William Sheehan MD

William Sheehan, MD

Assistant in Medicine

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-6000

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Allergy Immunology
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunotherapy
  • Recurrent Infections

Departments

  • Allergy Immunology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

College of the Holy Cross, 1993-1997

Worcester, MA

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School, 1999-2003

Chicago, IL

Pediatrics Residency

Duke University, 2003-2006

Durham, NC

Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2006-2009

Boston, MA

Certifications

Publications

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  1. Dilley MA, Petty CR, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Adherence and stress in a population of inner-city children with asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2017 Sep; 28(6):610-612.
  2. Sheehan WJ, Brough HA, Makinson K, Petty CR, Lack G, Phipatanakul W. Distribution of peanut protein in school and home environments of inner-city children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jun 21.
  3. Phipatanakul W, Koutrakis P, Coull BA, Kang CM, Wolfson JM, Ferguson ST, Petty CR, Samnaliev M, Cunningham A, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Baxi SN, Lai PS, Permaul P, Liang L, Thorne PS, Adamkiewicz G, Brennan KJ, Baccarelli AA, Gold DR. The School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study: Design, rationale, methods, and lessons learned. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Sep; 60:14-23.
  4. Kopel LS, Petty CR, Gaffin JM, Sheehan WJ, Baxi SN, Kanchongkittiphon W, Fu C, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Caregiver stress among inner-city school children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Jul - Aug; 5(4):1132-1134.e3.
  5. Bartnikas LM, Huffaker MF, Sheehan WJ, Kanchongkittiphon W, Petty CR, Leibowitz R, Hauptman M, Young MC, Phipatanakul W. Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Aug; 140(2):465-473.
  6. Sheehan WJ, Permaul P, Petty CR, Coull BA, Baxi SN, Gaffin JM, Lai PS, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Association Between Allergen Exposure in Inner-City Schools and Asthma Morbidity Among Students. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 01; 171(1):31-38.
  7. Sheehan WJ, Phipatanakul W. Indoor allergen exposure and asthma outcomes. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 28(6):772-777.
  8. Sheehan WJ, Phipatanakul W. Acetaminophen versus Ibuprofen in Mild Persistent Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2016 11 24; 375(21):2099-100.
  9. Dilley MA, Sheehan WJ, Petty CR, Gaffin JM, Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Comparison of treatment modalities for inpatient asthma exacerbations among US pediatric hospitals. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May - Jun; 5(3):855-857.e1.
  10. Fitzpatrick AM, Jackson DJ, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Phipatanakul W, Sheehan WJ, Moy JN, Paul IM, Bacharier LB, Cabana MD, Covar R, Holguin F, Lemanske RF, Martinez FD, Pongracic JA, Beigelman A, Baxi SN, Benson M, Blake K, Chmiel JF, Daines CL, Daines MO, Gaffin JM, Gentile DA, Gower WA, Israel E, Kumar HV, Lang JE, Lazarus SC, Lima JJ, Ly N, Marbin J, Morgan W, Myers RE, Olin JT, Peters SP, Raissy HH, Robison RG, Ross K, Sorkness CA, Thyne SM, Szefler SJ. Individualized therapy for persistent asthma in young children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Dec; 138(6):1608-1618.e12.
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  12. Jhun I, Gaffin JM, Coull BA, Huffaker MF, Petty CR, Sheehan WJ, Baxi SN, Lai PS, Kang CM, Wolfson JM, Gold DR, Koutrakis P, Phipatanakul W. School Environmental Intervention to Reduce Particulate Pollutant Exposures for Children with Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Jan - Feb; 5(1):154-159.e3.
  13. Gaffin JM, Petty CR, Hauptman M, Kang CM, Wolfson JM, Abu Awad Y, Di Q, Lai PS, Sheehan WJ, Baxi S, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gold DR, Koutrakis P, Phipatanakul W. Modeling indoor particulate exposures in inner-city school classrooms. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 27(5):451-457.
  14. Sheehan WJ, Mauger DT, Paul IM, Moy JN, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, Fitzpatrick AM, Jackson DJ, Bacharier LB, Cabana MD, Covar R, Holguin F, Lemanske RF, Martinez FD, Pongracic JA, Beigelman A, Baxi SN, Benson M, Blake K, Chmiel JF, Daines CL, Daines MO, Gaffin JM, Gentile DA, Gower WA, Israel E, Kumar HV, Lang JE, Lazarus SC, Lima JJ, Ly N, Marbin J, Morgan WJ, Myers RE, Olin JT, Peters SP, Raissy HH, Robison RG, Ross K, Sorkness CA, Thyne SM, Wechsler ME, Phipatanakul W. Acetaminophen versus Ibuprofen in Young Children with Mild Persistent Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 18; 375(7):619-30.
  15. Gaffin JM, Zhou JS, Cai Q, Petty CR, Fu C, Sheehan WJ, Baxi S, Bailey A, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Utility of a portable hand-held forced expiratory volume in 1 second meter for monitoring asthma in an inner-city school setting. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Sep; 117(3):323-4.
  16. Bacharier LB, Guilbert TW, Mauger DT, Boehmer S, Beigelman A, Fitzpatrick AM, Jackson DJ, Baxi SN, Benson M, Burnham CD, Cabana M, Castro M, Chmiel JF, Covar R, Daines M, Gaffin JM, Gentile DA, Holguin F, Israel E, Kelly HW, Lazarus SC, Lemanske RF, Ly N, Meade K, Morgan W, Moy J, Olin T, Peters SP, Phipatanakul W, Pongracic JA, Raissy HH, Ross K, Sheehan WJ, Sorkness C, Szefler SJ, Teague WG, Thyne S, Martinez FD. Early Administration of Azithromycin and Prevention of Severe Lower Respiratory Tract Illnesses in Preschool Children With a History of Such Illnesses: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2015 Nov 17; 314(19):2034-2044.
  17. Lai PS, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Petty CR, Coull BA, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. School Endotoxin Exposure and Asthma Morbidity in Inner-city Children. Chest. 2015 Nov; 148(5):1251-1258.
  18. Sheehan WJ, Phipatanakul W. Difficult-to-control asthma: epidemiology and its link with environmental factors. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct; 15(5):397-401.
  19. Gaffin JM, Landrum A, Petty CR, Baxi S, Sheehan WJ, Phipatanakul W. Black and Hispanic perceptions of asthma medication in the School Inner-City Asthma Study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Jun; 114(6):533-4.
  20. Rao DR, Sordillo JE, Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Sheehan WJ, Hoffman E, Ozonoff A, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Association between allergic sensitization and exhaled nitric oxide in children in the School Inner-City Asthma Study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Mar; 114(3):256-257.e1.
  21. Bartnikas LM, Sheehan WJ, Tuttle KL, Petty CR, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Ovomucoid specific immunoglobulin E as a predictor of tolerance to cooked egg. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2015 Jan; 6(3):198-204.
  22. Kanchongkittiphon W, Sheehan WJ, Friedlander J, Chapman MD, King EM, Martirosyan K, Baxi SN, Permaul P, Gaffin JM, Kopel L, Bailey A, Fu C, Petty CR, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Allergens on desktop surfaces in preschools and elementary schools of urban children with asthma. Allergy. 2014 Jul; 69(7):960-963.
  23. Sedaghat AR, Sheehan WJ, Bharmanee A, Harris K, Phipatanakul W. Characterization of tree allergy prevalence in children younger than 4 years. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Apr; 112(4):388-9.
  24. Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Ozonoff A, Rao DR, Sheehan WJ, Friedlander JL, Permaul P, Baxi SN, Fu C, Subramanian SV, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Perceived neighborhood safety and asthma morbidity in the school inner-city asthma study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Jan; 50(1):17-24.
  25. Baxi SN, Muilenberg ML, Rogers CA, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin J, Permaul P, Kopel LS, Lai PS, Lane JP, Bailey A, Petty CR, Fu C, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Exposures to molds in school classrooms of children with asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2013 Nov; 24(7):697-703.
  26. Friedlander JL, Sheehan WJ, Baxi SN, Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Ozonoff A, Fu C, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Food allergy and increased asthma morbidity in a School-based Inner-City Asthma Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 Sep-Oct; 1(5):479-84.
  27. Permaul P, Sheehan WJ, Baxi SN, Gaffin JM, Fu C, Petty CR, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Predictors of indoor exposure to mouse allergen in inner-city elementary schools. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Oct; 111(4):299-301.e1.
  28. Bartnikas LM, Sheehan WJ, Larabee KS, Petty C, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Ovomucoid is not superior to egg white testing in predicting tolerance to baked egg. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 Jul-Aug; 1(4):354-60.
  29. Bartnikas LM, Sheehan WJ, Hoffman EB, Permaul P, Dioun AF, Friedlander J, Baxi SN, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Predicting food challenge outcomes for baked milk: role of specific IgE and skin prick testing. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Nov; 109(5):309-313.e1.
  30. Rao DR, Gaffin JM, Baxi SN, Sheehan WJ, Hoffman EB, Phipatanakul W. The utility of forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of vital capacity in predicting childhood asthma morbidity and severity. J Asthma. 2012 Aug; 49(6):586-92.
  31. Permaul P, Hoffman E, Fu C, Sheehan W, Baxi S, Gaffin J, Lane J, Bailey A, King E, Chapman M, Gold D, Phipatanakul W. Allergens in urban schools and homes of children with asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012 Sep; 23(6):543-9.
  32. Cortot CF, Sheehan WJ, Permaul P, Friedlander JL, Baxi SN, Gaffin JM, Dioun AF, Hoffman EB, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Role of specific IgE and skin-prick testing in predicting food challenge results to baked egg. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012 May-Jun; 33(3):275-81.
  33. Sheehan WJ, Hoffman EB, Fu C, Baxi SN, Bailey A, King EM, Chapman MD, Lane JP, Gaffin JM, Permaul P, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Endotoxin exposure in inner-city schools and homes of children with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Jun; 108(6):418-22.
  34. Rork JF, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Timmons KG, Sidbury R, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Parental response to written eczema action plans in children with eczema. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 148(3):391-2.
  35. Phipatanakul W, Bailey A, Hoffman EB, Sheehan WJ, Lane JP, Baxi S, Rao D, Permaul P, Gaffin JM, Rogers CA, Muilenberg ML, Gold DR. The school inner-city asthma study: design, methods, and lessons learned. J Asthma. 2011 Dec; 48(10):1007-14.
  36. Baxi SN, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Yodying J, Panupattanapong S, Lane JP, Fu C, Hoffman EB, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Agreement between parent and student responses to an asthma and allergy questionnaire in a diverse, inner-city elementary school population. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Oct; 107(4):371-3.
  37. Patel AK, Sheehan W, Jenkins A, Lane C, Kell J. Prophylactic treatment for cytosine arabinoside-induced keratoconjunctivitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2011 Jun; 31(3):191-5.
  38. Stutius LM, Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai P, Bharmanee A, Scott JE, Young MC, Dioun AF, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Characterizing the relationship between sesame, coconut, and nut allergy in children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2010 Dec; 21(8):1114-8.
  39. Gaffin JM, Sheehan WJ, Morrill J, Cinar M, Borras Coughlin IM, Sawicki GS, Twarog FJ, Young MC, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Tree nut allergy, egg allergy, and asthma in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Feb; 50(2):133-9.
  40. Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai PA, Wood RA, Rivard D, Chinratanapisit S, Perzanowski MS, Chew GL, Seltzer JM, Matsui EC, Phipatanakul W. Pest and allergen exposure and abatement in inner-city asthma: a work group report of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Indoor Allergy/Air Pollution Committee. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Mar; 125(3):575-81.
  41. Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai PA, Baxi SN, Gardynski A, Bharmanee A, Israel E, Phipatanakul W. Age-specific prevalence of outdoor and indoor aeroallergen sensitization in Boston. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Jun; 49(6):579-85.
  42. Permaul P, Stutius LM, Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai P, Walter JE, Twarog FJ, Young MC, Scott JE, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Sesame allergy: role of specific IgE and skin-prick testing in predicting food challenge results. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2009 Nov-Dec; 30(6):643-8.
  43. Sheehan WJ, Gardynski A, Phipatanakul W. Skin Testing With Water Buffalo's Milk in Children With Cow's Milk Allergy. Pediatr Asthma Allergy Immunol. 2009 Sep; 22(3):121-125.
  44. Sheehan WJ, Graham D, Ma L, Baxi S, Phipatanakul W. Higher incidence of pediatric anaphylaxis in northern areas of the United States. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Oct; 124(4):850-2.e2.
  45. Sheehan WJ, Phipatanakul W. Tolerance to water buffalo milk in a child with cow milk allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Apr; 102(4):349.
  46. Sheehan WJ, Delmonte OM, Miller DT, Roberts AE, Bonilla FA, Morra M, Giliani S, Pai SY, Notarangelo LD, Oettgen HC. Novel presentation of Omenn syndrome in association with aniridia. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Apr; 123(4):966-9.
  47. Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai PA, Muilenberg ML, Rogers CA, Lane JP, Ghaemghami J, Rivard DV, Otsu K, Hoffman EB, Israel E, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Mouse allergens in urban elementary schools and homes of children with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Feb; 102(2):125-30.
  48. Permaul P, Stutius LM, Sheehan WJ, Rangsithienchai P, Walter JE, Twarog FJ, Young MC, Scott JE, Schneider LC, Phipatanakul W. Sesame Allergy: Role of Specific IgE and Skin Prick Testing in Predicting Food Challenge Results. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Feb; 123(2 Suppl 1):S24.
  49. Mitchell JE, Tareen B, Sheehan W, Agras S, Brewerton TD, Crow S, Devlin M, Eckert E, Halmi K, Herzog D, Marcus M, Powers P, Stunkard A, Walsh BT. Establishing guidelines for pharmacotherapy trials in bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2000 Jul; 28(1):1-7.
  50. Newell GR, Rawlings W, Kinnear BK, Correa P, Henderson BE, Dworsky R, Menck H, Thompson R, Sheehan WW. Case-control study of Hodgkin's disease. I. Results of the interview questionnaire. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1973 Nov; 51(5):1437-41.
  51. MCQUEENEY AJ, CARSWELL BL, SHEEHAN WJ. MALIGNANT MIXED MUELLERIAN TUMOR PRIMARY IN UTERINE TUBE. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF AN ADDITIONAL CASE. Obstet Gynecol. 1964 Mar; 23:338-43.
  52. CHESTERMAN JT, SHEEHAN WJ. [Not Available]. Sem Med. 1946 Nov 21; 53(47):920-4.
  53. Chesterman JT, Sheehan WJ. Morphine Prophylaxis of Paralytic Ileus. Br Med J. 1945 Oct 20; 2(4424):528-30.
  54. Sheehan WJ. FLAVINE IN GENERAL SURGERY. Br Med J. 1930 May 03; 1(3617):822-3.
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