Y. Howard Pung, M.D.,   M.P.H. F.A.A.A.A.I.                                   


Dr. Pung is a board-certified allergist for adult and pediatric patients.  He is a dipomate of the American Board of Allergy & Immunology, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. He received his medical degree (MD) from National Taiwan University, followed by a Master of Public Heath degree (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University.  He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship training at Georgetown University Medical Center.


Along with managing his private practice in Rockville/Germantown Maryland, Dr. Pung has served as the Director and Professor at the Division of Allergy & Immunology for the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center.  He has a passion for teaching patients, medical students and medical residents.  He’s been invited for lectures in both local and international medical communities. He has also served as President for multiple communities, including the Greater Washington Allergy; Asthma & Immunology Society; North America Taiwanese Medical Association; and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.


Dr. Pung has won various awards, including the prestigious “National Research Service Award” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  He has also been honored as a “top doctor/physician” numerous times with the U.S. News & World Report, Consumers Research Council of America, and the Washingtonian.




     Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics

     Fellow of American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

     Fellow of American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

     Member of American Medical Association

     Member of Greater Washington Allergy Society

     Member of Chinese American Medical Association

     Member of North American Taiwanese Medical Association

             (President, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 1998)

     Member of National Taiwan University Medical College Alumni Association

             (President, Baltimore-Washington Chapter, 2002)



     American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

           Pediatric Committee, 2006-2009



     National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1990 & 1991

     “American’s Top Physician”, Consumers” Research Council of America

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2010

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2012

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2014

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2016

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2018

     “Washingtonian Top Doctor”, 2020



     Nasal symptoms: allergic and nonallergic components, sinusitis, polyps

     Food sensitivities: pathophysiology, oral allergy syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis

     Atopic dermatitis/Eczema: pathophysiology, management, cytokine interventions

     Asthma: allergic and nonallergic components, management, patient education



     Chinese (Mandarin & Taiwanese)