Steven Machtinger, MD, FAAAI, FACAI is board-certified in pediatrics and in allergy-immunology. Born in Brooklyn, New York he attended M.I.T. completing his bachelor's degree at Princeton. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. During internship at the University of California, Irvine he became a devoted Left Coaster vowing never to live far from the Pacific Ocean. After two years as a general physician with the Indian Health Service in Warm Springs, Oregon he returned to academia completing pediatric residency and then allergy-immunology-pulmonary fellowship at Stanford. The Stanford program had a strong emphasis on pediatric lung disease. Dr. Machtinger's research focused on the immunology of breastfeeding. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Since 1983 Dr. Machtinger has been in private practice of pediatric and adult allergy, asthma & immunology in San Mateo County just south of San Francisco. He is a former president of the Allergy Association of Northern California and is currently president of the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation of Northern California. He is an adjunct clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford where he proctors allergy fellows.
Married since 1976 he & his wife Karen have a daughter, a son and 2 granddaughters (so far). His recreational activities include playing guitar, singing, bicycle riding, and hiking.