Brigham and Women’s Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) Center

The Brigham and Women’s Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) Center is a research and patient-care group that is focused on discovering new treatments for the disease, understanding how aspirin desensitization works, and investigating the underlying causes of AERD. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of allergists, ENT surgeons, and research scientists who work towards the common goal of understanding and managing AERD.

How We Can Help

  • Evaluation and diagnosis of AERD, nasal polyps and other allergic diseases
  • Aspirin Desensitization. This can be done as an outpatient in clinic or as an inpatient if required.
  • Participation in clinical trials for AERD and nasal polyps.
  • Adjunctive therapies for AERD, including dietary modifications.
  • Next generation treatment with biologics. Our physicians follow the most up-to-date research on the emerging field of biologics for AERD, severe asthma, and nasal polyps.
  • Referral services to ENT specialists with extensive experience with surgical treatment of AERD patients.

AERD affects about one million people or seven percent of all adults with asthma. Symptoms include asthma, nasal polyps and respiratory reactions to asthma. Watch this video of Dr. Tanya Laidlaw as she describes how AERD is diagnosed and treated. Or, read the Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Recognition and Treatment video transcript.

What Sets Us Apart

  • What makes this care center unique to BWH?
    • We diagnose and treat hundreds of patients per year and our allergists have performed more than 300 aspirin desensitizations over the past 5 years.
    • We actively follow over 2500 patients with AERD and are engaged in clinical research through our AERD Patient Registry. As a patient with AERD, you can enroll online in our registry here.
  • Discuss research/innovation specific to this center at BWH
    • We currently have an ongoing clinical trial specifically for patients with AERD:
      • MARINER study: Mechanisms of benefit of IL4Ra Inhibition in AERD
    • Your contributions enable key investments in research and education and allow the team at the AERD Center to continue to fight the disease by conducting pioneering research in the hopes of finding new ways to treat and prevent AERD. Click here to donate to the AERD Center research efforts.

Our Experts

Schedule an Appointment

  • Call the allergy clinic at (617) 732-9850. The team is available to answer your calls Monday – Friday, 8:30pm–4:30pm. If you are a new patient, you must register with Brigham and Women's Hospital. This is the first step to scheduling an appointment. New patients should call a patient coordinator directly at 855-278-8009 to request an appointment. Our scheduling coordinators provide personalized service in English or Spanish.
  • If interested in clinical trial opportunities for AERD treatment, please contact or enroll directly through the AERD Patient registry.
  • Click here for our AERD New Patient Packet

Refer a Patient

If you would like more information on the referral process, please contact our clinic office at 617-732-9850.

Our Location

Brigham Allergy Clinic
850 Boylston Street
Suite 540
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 732-9850
Fax: (617) 731-2748

Clinical Trials Hub
60 Fenwood Road
Suite 3040
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-7791

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