Physician Database

Arnold Kirshenbaum

Allergy and Asthma Health Care
Board Certifications: Allergy and Immunology Pediatrics
Specialty Areas:
Age restrictions:
Types of Patients:
Willing to see
patients with:
Monoclonal Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MMAS), Non-Clonal Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (idiopathic MCAS), Cutaneous Mastocytosis [including MPCM (UP, TMEP), DCM and Mastocytoma], Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis (ISM), including isolated bone marrow mastocytosis, Smoldering Systemic Mastocytosis (SSM), Systemic Mastocytosis with an Associated Hematologic Neoplasm (SM-AHN, formerly SM-AHNMD), Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis (ASM), Mast Cell Leukemia (MCL), Mast Cell Sarcoma
Restrictions: Providers are welcome to contact our office 301-860-1200 and discuss a patient prior to referral. Visual web conferences or chats are encouraged. Prior to any patient visit, providers should forward (1) a referral letter stating reason for consulation, (2) a complete summary discharge (maximum 1-2 pages) stating CC, HPI, PMH, ROS, and PE history, and 3) recent lab (6-12 months) as listed below: For MMAS or mastocytosis, lab must include a serum tryptase, cutaneous or bone marrow biopsy with kit, CD25 staining to confirm diagnosis For MCAS, lab must include copies of serum tryptase, copies of all other studies (ie, 24 hour urine studies, serum thyroid functions/antibodies, serology, rheumatology, hormonal studies), xrays, CTs, MRIs, sonograms ordered to workup or confirm diagnosis.



Dr. Kirshenbaum is an allergy, asthma, sinus and immunology doctor in Glenn Dale and is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Allergy, and Immunology. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He graduated from Georgetown University of Medicine in 1979, before entering his Pediatric Internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, an affiliate of the University of San Francisco. During 1981-1982, he served as Chief Resident in this program. From 1982-1986, Dr. Kirshenbaum served as a pediatrician and naval officer. In 1986, he started a Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the National Institutes of Health. At NIH, Dr. Kirshenbaum continues to do immunology research. Currently, Dr. Kirshenbaum is on staff at John Hopkins. His interests are mast cell growth and development and the role of mast cells in infections and mastocytosis.