Clinical Team

Our team of food allergy specialists has years of training and first hand experience helping families navigate their individual food allergy needs. The experts here at latitude take pride in having a sole focus on food allergies, and being able to provide 24/7 access to patients along with our advanced evidence based treatment plans. See below to learn more about the Latitude team.

Meet Our Providers

Zahida Rani Maskatia, MD

Dr. Rani Maskatia is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy/immunology. She graduated with the highest distinction from Miami University, and then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency and then a dual fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy/immunology and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During her time at Baylor, she completed research in the fields of food allergy and asthma and published in several peer-reviewed journals. She then joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine before moving to the Bay Area with her husband and two young children. Throughout her training and career, she has worked with many children and adults with food allergies, and has gained a unique appreciation for the difficulties they encounter. Dr. Maskatia is committed to changing the lives of food-allergic people by using evidence-based treatments to allow them to eat foods that were previously harmful, and to help free them from the constant worry of their food allergies.

Allison Anderson, PNP

While completing her master’s degree in nursing at UCSF, Allison began her career as a school nurse. Struck by the prevalence of asthma and food allergy in her school district, she pursued a specialty clinical rotation in the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Clinic, where she gained experience diagnosing and treating conditions related to atopy. Prior to joining Latitude Food Allergy Care, Allison worked at an asthma and allergy clinic in San Francisco and Marin, where she worked closely with patients to accurately diagnose and manage conditions such as allergic rhinitis, food allergy, asthma, and eczema. Allison loves working with children and their families to develop individualized plans that allow them to manage their chronic conditions so that they can enjoy full, active, and fun childhood experiences. She is excited to focus on food allergy and offer evidenced-based therapies to families living with food allergies.

Medical Advisory Board

  • Nancy Cummings-Beim, MD
    Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford School of Medicine
    Business Advisory Board Liaison
  • Amal Assa’ad, MD
    Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist; Associate Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s; Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD
    Clinical Director, Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Kelly Newhall, MD
    Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist; Clinician Partner at Chicago Family Asthma and Allergy; Member, Children’s Community Physicians Association, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Janesta Noland, MD
    Board Certified Pediatrician; Physician, Private Medical; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stanford School of Medicine
  • Daniel Petroni, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, Asthma, Inc.; Clinician at Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center, Seattle and Renton, WA

Support Team

Leadership

Kimberley Yates

Kimberley Yates (Grosso) has been a force for change in the food allergy community since 2009 when she first sought a cure for her daughter’s severe multiple food allergies. For a decade, Kimberley has worked to build and bring the allergy community together across the country. In 2009, she joined forces with Dr. Kari Nadeau to raise the resources necessary to transform the spark of an idea for a clinical trial into a world renowned food allergy research center. Thanks to her tireless efforts, today the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University stands as the first center of its kind, aiming not only to find better treatments for food allergy sufferers, but to discover underlying immune mechanisms against the diseases and develop a lasting cure.

As the Founder of Latitude Food Allergy Care, Kimberley is taking the progress made at Stanford and other institutions to create greater access to exceptional care, lifesaving treatments and long term support — providing real hope to save and change lives.

Kim serves as a Special Advisor to the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research and continues to enable ongoing research, community engagement and patient advocacy. She is also a Community Advisor for Before Brands, Inc.– a company focused on food allergy prevention.

In her previous role as the Executive Director of WAVC (Western Association of Venture Capitalists), she had the opportunity to learn from and work with thought leaders from across the spectrum of business, finance, government and academics. Kim also has experience in sales at Pure Software, Interwoven, and other software manufacturers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands. Kim’s journey and her work in the food allergy community have been highlighted in the New York Times Magazine, The Today Show, and ABC News

Jung Park, PhD

Jung Park has helped build some of most influential healthcare IT and practice delivery systems in the industry. As an original member of the Epocrates leadership team, he led the mobile point-of-care revolution for physicians by leading several functions including analytics, business systems and the market research business unit. At One Medical, Jung transformed primary care by building data teams and platforms, and streamlining corporate operations and compliance programs. At California Skin Institute, he initiated the digital transformation of the largest private dermatology practice in California. As a parent of a child with multiple food allergies, Jung personally understands the life-altering freedom a successful treatment can have for the child and family. Jung holds degrees from Harvey Mudd College (BS) and the University of Michigan (PhD). 

Debbie Chizever Taback

Debbie Chizever Taback has been a key bridge between researchers and the food allergy community for several years, leading the communications for the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. Having worked closely with Dr. Kari Nadeau and other top researchers, Debbie translates the science of food allergy for parents, patients, clinicians and other researchers through multiple channels including digital and printed content, social media, and presentations.

As a co-founder of Latitude Food Allergy Care, together with Kimberley Yates, Debbie is taking the progress made at Stanford and other institutions to create greater access to exceptional care, lifesaving treatments and long term support — providing real hope to save and change lives.

Debbie’s professional experience includes more than a decade marketing medical devices and diagnostics for clients such as Siemens Medical, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Beckman Coulter, and Natus Medical. As the mother of three children with food allergies, she’s experienced first-hand the challenges and triumphs that come with diagnosis, treatment and long-term food allergy care —  empowering a deep commitment to help improve the lives of all families living with food allergies. Debbie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. 

Advisors

Mission and Culture

We are committed to changing the lives of families living with food allergies by creating access to exceptional care from diagnosis to lifesaving treatments.

Our mission will be achieved by how we act as individuals and support each other with respect, empowerment and transparency, not by position or title. We believe in getting stuff done and having fun doing it.

Interested in joining our team?