After growing up in the Rochester area, Dr. Mustafa pursued his undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. He then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado and stayed in Denver to complete his fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Colorado, National Jewish Health, and Children's Hospital Colorado. While in Denver, Dr. Mustafa was involved in research on peanut allergy and new therapies for asthma. Dr. Mustafa is the president of the Finger Lakes Allergy Society and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) adverse reactions to foods committee as well as the AAAAI mast cell disorders committees. He was also a co-chair on the AAAAI subcommittee on influenza vaccination in egg allergic individuals. He sees patients out of the Rochester General Medical Group but is also on staff at Unity Hospital and heavily involved with the allergy/immunology training program at the University of Rochester, where he is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is also the clerkship director for the allergy/clinical immunology elective at the medical school. Outside of work, Dr. Mustafa is married and has three children. In addition to spending time with his family, his interests include traveling, photography, and playing squash.
Syed Shazad Mustafa, MD