Meet our medical providers
Dr. Amir Shahlaee, M.D.
Board Certified in Allergy-Immunology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and General Pediatrics
Dr. Amir Shahlaee is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He trained in Pediatrics at UAB followed by training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Johns Hopkins-NIH Joint Program and Allergy-Immunology at the Medical College of Georgia. He is board certified in Allergy-Immunology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and General Pediatrics.
Dr. Shahlaee’s clinical interests involve the care of adult and pediatric patients with allergic and immunologic disorders including asthma. Additionally, Dr. Shahlaee has an extensive academic background and has previously served on the staff at the University of Florida School of Medicine and at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also has an interest in drug development and clinical trial design and works as a consultant with the pharmaceutical industry.
Christen Davis, FNP-BC
Christen is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience treating adult and pediatric patients with allergies and asthma. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology before going to Catholic University of America for her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, where she was inducted into the National Nursing Honor Society.
She practiced at Johns Hopkins Hospital while getting her Master’s Degree in Nursing at George Mason/George Washington University. She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Christen is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and Association of Asthma Educators.
In the clinic, she enjoys evaluating and treating patients with allergies and asthma. Shevparticularly enjoys teaching patients and families to be active participants in understanding andvmanaging their disease.
Dr. Claus K. Helbing, M.D., Ph.D. (retired)
1973 – Present
2014 Pediatric Allergy Section Chief, INOVA Fairfax Hosptial for Children
2003 Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics School of Medicine, University of Virginia
1989 President of Greater Washington Allergy Society
1978-1995 Board American Lung Association Northern Virginia – involved in patient education for bronchial asthma, asthma workshops and camps
1974 March Board certification American Board of Allergy and Immunology; Certification #6871973 Opened Private Practice in Annandale, Virginia
1971 – 1973 Fellowship Allergy & Clinical Immunology Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.
1970 Virginia State Board Examination #20576
1969-1971 Major, US Army Medical Corps; Army Commendation Medal. Assignment Walter Reed Hospital, Chief Allergy Clinic, Andrew Radar US Army Health Clinic, Fort Myer, Virginia
1969 Certification American Board of Pediatrics; Certification #129421969 New York State License #099968
1968-1969 Practice Pediatrics awaiting active duty Army
1966-1968 Residency Pediatrics NY Downstate University Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NYC
1965-1966 Internship University Hospital Bonn, Germany
1964-1965 Internship (Rotating) Kings County Hospital, NYC1964 Ph.D. Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany
1964-1964 Internship University Hospital, Bonn, Germany1963 ECFMG Examination #411791963 M.D. Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, Germany
1957-1963 Pre- and Medical School, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, Germany
Patients find that Dr. Shahlaee, Dr. Helbing, our nurses and front office staff are compassionate, friendly and take a true interest in the patient’s needs.
The “family” atmosphere has enabled patients to feel welcome and secure while receiving top-notch health care.
We pride ourselves on placing patient care and treatment as our top priority. The experienced nursing staff is known for its “gentle touch” when giving allergy injections.
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3301 Woodburn Rd., #105
Annandale, VA 22003
6210 Old Keene Mill Ct.
Springfield, VA 22152
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