“As a medical specialist I am often asked by other doctors to see patients in consultation. At Johns Hopkins, I was trained to approach each patient in a thorough manner. Whether I am the 1st or 10th physician you are seeing, I will perform a complete evaluation, including a full medical history, physical examination and appropriate testing. With this information I can be confident in offering you an accurate diagnosis and, in turn, provide specific treatment tailored to your particular problem.”
HUGH WINDOM, M.D.
- Graduate of Duke University & Duke Medical School
- Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Georgetown University Hospital
- Research Fellowship at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Clinical Professor of Medicine University of South Florida
- Medical Director of the Asthma and Allergy Research Center
- Medical Director of Sarasota Clinical Research
- Hospital Staff privileges at: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Columbia Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, and James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, Fl
Academic Appointments and Awards
Dr. Windom actively serves as an Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology. Every other Wednesday morning he travels to Tampa to participate in an educational conference and then supervise the medical students and allergy trainees in the Allergy Clinic at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital. In 1998-99 he served as President of the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society. He is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and now serves on their Board of Directors.
Throughout his training at Duke University, Wellington, New Zealand, and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Windom has been actively engaged in medical research. Soon after opening his practice in Sarasota, he jumped back into the research arena with his clinical research center. Dr. Windom is the Medical Director of SARASOTA CLINICAL RESEARCH The Center conducts clinical drug studies in Dr. Windom’s office both for the advancement of medical science and the opportunity for his patients to have access to new medications (provided free of charge by the pharmaceutical company). If you are interested in participating in a research study with SCR you can learn more on this site or from Dr. Windom and his staff when you visit the office.
Dr. Windom has published more than 15 articles in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals. For a listing or copy of any of these articles please ask Kathy.
Dr. Windom has presented his research at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American Thoracic Society, British Thoracic Society, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and statewid conferences sponsored by the University of South Florida. He often speaks to local organizations about asthma and allergic diseases.
Dr. Windom is a member of the national allergy societies American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society, American Thoracic Society, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Sarasota County Medical Society.
Dr. Windom moved to Sarasota in 1960 and attended public schools here, graduating from Riverview High School. He married Anne DePetro from Jamestown, New York and they have four children, Caroline (1990), Porter (1992), Grant (1994), and Reed (2000).
Meet Dr. Windom
JEAN LY, M.D.
Dr. Ly grew up in North Florida and received her undergraduate education from The Florida State University. She proceeded to get her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She then went to the great state of Ohio and completed her pediatric training at The Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She was ecstatic to come back home to Florida and did her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the University of South Florida (USF). During this time she found a true passion for taking care of patients with asthma, allergies, hives, eczema, recurrent infections, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She has a special interest in primary immune deficiencies and did research in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or “Bubble Boy Disease”. Dr. Ly has continued her strong roots to USF, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at All Children’s Hospital where she loves teaching residents and fellows.
Dr. Ly is a member of the national allergy societies American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She is also a member of the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society, Florida Medical Association, and Sarasota County Medical Society.
Dr. Ly’s husband, Tan Ly, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Southeastern Spine Center and Research Institute in Sarasota, FL. In 2013, they had their beautiful daughter Evelyn Rose and started the many adventures of parenthood. The fun doubled in 2015 when their mischievous son Tanner was born. Dr. Ly loves to read, cook, travel, and hike the national parks. She is also a bad golfer.
Meet Dr. Ly
MARK BALLOW, M.D.Dr. Ballow is a Professor for the Department of Pediatrics at University of South Florida College of Medicine at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida. There he is the Training Program Director of the Allergy/Immunology fellowship program. He is also in clinical practice at Windom Allergy, Asthma & Sinus in Sarasota, Florida.
Dr. Ballow received his medical degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, in 1969. He then completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, followed by a pediatric fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Ballow is author or coauthor of more than 175 peer-reviewed papers, 50 books/book chapters or monographs, and more than 100 abstracts. He is active in clinical research, having received over 20 research grants and served as an investigator for 14 industry-sponsored trials. Dr. Ballow is an ad hoc reviewer for 19 peer-reviewed journals. He is also on the editorial board for Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, and is co-editor for Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
He has been invited to speak at both national society meetings and internationally including Europe, Chile, and Israel. He has received numerous academic and professional awards.
He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, where he has served on numerous committees and held office as treasurer and more recently as President (2010-2011). Dr. Ballow is also a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Clinical Immunology Society, American Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research, and the Buffalo Allergy Society, holding various leadership positions within these organizations. He currently serves on the medical advisory committee for the Immune Deficiency Foundation, and was a member of the Blood Product Advisory Committee of CBER/FDA.
JENNIFER FERGESON, D.O.
Dr. Fergeson is a Sarasota native and Cardinal Mooney High School graduate. Go Cougars! She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida. After graduation, she decided to venture out to Blacksburg, Virginia, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where she received her medical degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, at Virginia Tech. Dr. Fergeson missed the sunshine state so much that she moved back to Tampa to complete her internal medicine residency and allergy/immunology fellowship training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She served as chief fellow during her final year in allergy/immunology fellowship training and really enjoyed working closely with her co-fellows, residents, and medical students. She will stay close to her training program to serve as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, where she will supervise medical students and allergy trainees in the Allergy Clinic at James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Fergeson has specific interests in the management and treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic urticaria/angioedema, rhinitis, food allergy, drug allergy, and eczema.
Throughout her training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Fergeson participated in medical research as a sub- investigator for various asthma, COPD, food allergy, chronic urticaria/angioedema, and rhinitis studies. Dr. Fergeson is excited to continue her involvement in medical research here at Sarasota Clinical Research.
Dr. Fergeson has published articles in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, and the World Allergy Organization Web.
Dr. Fergeson has presented case reports/posters at the annual conferences for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society.
Dr. Fergeson is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Sarasota County Medical Society.
Dr. Fergeson met her husband, Matt Fergeson, during their senior year at Cardinal Mooney High School. They went to the homecoming dance together and the rest is history! Matt is an avid golfer and architect at Sweet Sparkman Architects. In January 2016, they had their sweet son, Hudson. Dr. Fergeson loves being a mommy, spending time with her family, traveling, interior design and a good sale!