Our Practice

Our Practice

Compassionate Care

Serving Northeast Louisiana and surrounding areas for over 18 years.

Why Choose Asthma & Allergy Center?

Our Practice

Asthma & Allergy Center was established in 2000 by Dr. Benjamin Oyefara. Our current office is located at 2908 Evangeline Street, Monroe, Louisiana

Our mission is to provide high quality, state-of-the-art, and compassionate care to adults and children with asthma, allergic diseases as well as immunologic disorders. We utilize most up to date, scientifically-proven techniques and therapies to diagnose and treat our patients and we strive to provide this care in a very friendly environment.

Meet Benjamin Oyefara, M.D., FACAAI, FAAAAI

Dr. Benjamin I. Oyefara is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) to treat Adults and Children with asthma, allergic and immunologic disorders. ABAI is a conjoint Board of the American Board of Medicine (ABM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

Dr. Oyefara received his medical degree from the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Nigeria in 1979. He did a Residency in Pediatrics at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC from 1987 to 1990. From 1990 to 1992, he undertook a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology (Adult and Children) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After completing that training, he was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to undertake a Research Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia between 1992 and 1994.

In August 1994, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Oyefara received numerous professional Awards of Excellence during his Residency and Fellowship training as well during his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also published many articles in peer-reviewed professional journals

Dr. Oyefara relocated to Louisiana in 1999 and he is currently the President and Medical Director of the Asthma & Allergy Center in Monroe, Louisiana as well as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Physician in the Section of Allergy and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

In 2009, Dr. Oyefara was elected the 37th President of the Louisiana State Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (LSAAI). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society and Ouachita Parish Medical Society. Overall, Dr. Oyefara has over 27 years’ combined training and experience in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.

Honors & Awards

2014   Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award for 15 years of service, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)

2010   Anaphylaxis Community Experts Member, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) and America Anaphylaxis                      Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA)

2007   William Pierson Visiting Professor in Allergy and Immunology to Baton Rouge General Family Residency Program by American                          Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

2004   Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award for 5 years of service, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

1996   Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International.

1995   Physician Scientist Award by National Institutes of Health (NIH).

1994-95   Center of Excellence Faculty Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1994-95   Molecular Approach to Pediatric Science (MAPS) Scholar by NIH

1991   Winner of National Essay Contest organized by INSIGHTS IN ALLERGY “Role of Eicosanoids in the Pathophysiology of Asthma:                          Implications for Therapy”.

1991   Allen and Hanbury’s Allergy Fellowship Training Award.

1990   Outstanding Resident Award for excellent performance during three years of Pediatric Training, Howard University Hospital,                            Washington, DC.

1990   William Alonzo War field Award for the best performance as a resident at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC.

1989   Resident of the Year Award, District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, DC

1989   Chairman’s Award for clinical competence and dedicated Service, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC.

1988   Intern of the Year Award, District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, DC.

1976   Foundation Dean’s Medal and Faculty of Health Sciences Prize for the best performance in the Bachelor of Health Sciences                            Degree Examination, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.