(585) 723-8710
99 Canal Landing Blvd. Suite 7
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 637-3910
18 Graves St
Brockport, NY 14420-1206
(585) 953-3035 
229 Summit St.
Batavia, NY 14020

Staff

Experienced allergists in 
Greece, Brockport, Batavia

Visit the experienced allergists at Westside Allergy for assistance in getting your condition under control. We recognize that your choice of physician is driven by both the doctor's competency and personality. With allergy, asthma and immunology problems, you need an allergist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You'll get this caring attitude from every staff member at our facility whenever you visit. We take pride in working together as a team so we can be responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. Learn more about our team below!

Dr. Tom Adler

Tom Adler was born and raised in Southern California. He attended college at the University of California, Davis and graduated with honors in Zoology. After a year of graduate study in Pharmacology, he attended the University of California, Irvine California College of Medicine and, in 1977, went on to complete his internship and residency in Medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He elected to specialize in allergy and took his postgraduate training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, directed by Dr. Gildon Beall.

During his allergy fellowship, Dr. Adler did research on thyroid autoimmunity jointly with Dr. Douglas Heiner and also studied IgG4 immune responses in grass pollen sensitive asthmatics. He also authored a portion of a book on drug allergy, and he has maintained an interest in drug allergy and drug allergy desensitization ever since.
After seven years of private practice in allergy in Medford, Oregon, Tom met Dr. Ann Spataro, of Rochester, NY at a medical conference. When they married, Tom elected to move to Rochester where he has practiced allergy and internal medicine since 1989. He and Ann have two grown daughters. They enjoy cycling, skiing, and hiking together. Tom is also active in the Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Patrol, the Rochester Bicycling Club, and the Adirondack Mountain Club.

In addition to giving talks to local physicians and the public on allergies and asthma, Tom has authored several scientific articles on subjects ranging from drug allergies and grass pollen induced asthma, to anaphylaxis. He is Board Certified in allergy and immunology as well as internal medicine. Tom is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Rochester, and has served on the Allergy Advisory Committee of Rochester Independent Practice Association. He is on the medical staff at three local hospitals – Rochester General, Unity, and Lakeside. Tom teamed up with Dr. Scott Valet in 1996, and now confines his practice to allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Tom is a member of the “Dermatitis, Drug and Food Allergy” interest section of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, and is also interested in the management and prevention of asthma. He maintains active memberships in the American College of Physicians, the Monroe County Medical Society, and the Finger Lakes Allergy Society. Tom is also a regular volunteer at a local clinic serving indigent patients in the City of Rochester.

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande completed a residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center where she was recognized for her excellence in ambulatory patient care. She then pursued her lifelong dream of becoming an allergist, and went on to do a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she was given the dubious distinction of “Chief Fellow.” The role consisted of organizing educational activities and serving as a good listener and friend to her peers.

Anitha has been with Westside Allergy since 2010. She loves building relationships with her patients, and plans to continue providing personalized patient care. Her primary goal is to address every issue to the best of her ability, and she is very dedicated to staying current in her field. Anitha sees patients of all ages in Batavia, Brockport, and Greece. She is affiliated with the Rochester Regional Health System.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Lindsay Short, Nurse Practitioner

Lindsay Short completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2005 at St. John Fisher College. At that time she worked as an RN in both pediatrics and outpatient urology, while attending  the University of Rochester to pursue a degree in Advanced Practice Nursing. In 2008 she earned a Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing in Family Health from U of R. She went on to become a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner accredited by the ANCC. Lindsay worked as an NP in outpatient urology for several years before deciding to pursue her interest in allergy & asthma. She is also a preceptor for NP students at the University of Rochester.  

Lindsay started with Westside Allergy Care in April of 2016. She is eager to participate in the care of the patients at Westside Allergy. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Asthma Educator.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys fitness and helping others obtain their fitness/wellness goals through coaching and support groups.
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