About Us

  Both of our practices are well respected and are affiliated with many organizations, such as:
  • The American Medical Association

  • The American Academy of Allergy

  • Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

  • The American College of Allergy

  • Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

  • The Illinois Society of Allergy

  • Asthma & Immunology (ISAAI)

  • Joint Council of Allergy

  • Asthma & Immunology (JCAAI)

  • The American Board of Pediatrics

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Our Doctors
Dr. Manika Girdhar, DO

Dr. M. Girdhar is a board certified pediatrician, and she is board certified in allergy, asthma, and immunology for both adults and children. She attended Hinsdale Central High School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated from Midwestern University Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She then completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri in June 2014.

Dr. M. Girdhar’s areas of expertise include food and drug allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, eczema, rashes, and a variety of other allergic and/or immunologic conditions. Her most recent manuscript was published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology discussing the role and effect of omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy and the development of atopic disease. During her free time, Dr. M. Girdhar enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Kiran Girdhar, MD (Covering Physician)

Dr. K. Girdhar is the original founder of Hinsdale Asthma and Allergy Center. Currently she is not acception new patients as she eases into retirement, but she is sometimes avaibalbe for coverage. Dr. K Girdhar has handed the practice down to her daughter, Dr. Manika Girdhar. She is a board certified allergist that has been in practice in the western suburbs for the past 28 years. She has extensive experience in treating asthma of all severity, environmental allergies, food allergies, medication allergy, chronic sinus problems, chronic cough, skin allergies (eczema, contact allergies, chemical allergies), and exercise-induced coughs. Dr. K. Girdhar has held a position as clinical assistant professor in Pediatrics and Allergy Immunology at the University of Chicago for 15 years, and has trained both residents and medical students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children along with her 3 (soon to be 4!) grandchildren, and traveling.

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Dr. Debbie Pockross (Covering Physician)

Dr. Pockross help cover our office as needed and is well loved by our patients. She is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She graduated from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Pockross understands the importance of good communication and follow-up when it comes to excellent patient care. In 2011, she was the AAAAI Teaching Allergist of the Year. She lives with her husband and two sons. She loves to practice yoga, walk her dog and spend time with family and friends.