Specializing in the Treatment of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Dr. Ratner began his medical practice in 1984. He specializes in the treatment of allergies, asthma and immunology in children and adults. Concurrent with the start of his medical practice, Dr. Ratner also created Sylvana Research. This research facility studies new investigational medications about to be introduced via Phase 1 through Phase 4 clinical drug trials. These trials are not limited to allergy medications. He is certified by the Drug Information Agency (DIA) as a Certified Clinical Investigator (CCI) and by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators (AAPI) as a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI).

A graduate of The State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1971, Dr. Ratner received his Medical Degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University in 1975. Dr. Ratner completed his residency in Pediatrics at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio in 1978. He was appointed as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in 1979. He completed a two year fellowship in Clinical Allergy and Immunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1984. Later, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and served on the clinical faculty from 1984 to 1994. Dr Ratner also holds an M.B.A. degree in management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. He is a member of Delta Mu Delta and Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Societies.

Dr. Ratner has served as Chairman of the Allergy Section of the Texas Medical Association, Program Chairman of the Texas Allergy Society, Program Chairman of the South West Allergy Forum and Secretary of the San Antonio Allergy Society. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Allergy Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, and member of the American College of Allergy, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a past President of The Society of Principle Investigators. He is a core member of Clinical Research Network (CRN). Dr. Ratner is currently Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of The American College of Allergy.

Dr. Ratner served on the Board of Directors of the Winston School of San Antonio from 2001-2005 and was the Chairman of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Committee of the Winston School of San Antonio from 2001-2003 and is currently a member of the committee. He served on the Board of Directors of Any Baby Can of San Antonio from 2001- 2002. In May 2002 he was the chairperson of Any Baby Can's fundraiser "Faces of the New Millenium", which raised over $100,000 for the needy children of San Antonio.

As an indication of respect by his peers, Dr. Ratner has been asked to lecture worldwide on six continents on allergy, asthma and immunology to many different professional associations. He is the author of 60 articles published in peer review journals.

In addition to his numerous studies and publications, Dr. Ratner has received many honors. Dr. Ratner served 7 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps achieving the rank of Major and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in 1979. The Travel Grant Award from the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology was bestowed on him in 1984 and Dr. Ratner was awarded the G. Gordon Beck Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Lung Association in 1990. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for their annual Asthma Camp, Camp Broncho, which he helped found in 1989.

Dr. Ratner also provides the daily pollen counts to all local television stations and newspapers and monthly is a guest expert on WOAI's (NBC) Four San Antonio Living TV show. His portion of the show is dedicated to a discussion of allergy related topics.

Dr. Ratner continues to strive to stay on the cutting edge of treatment for allergy, asthma and immunology both in his medical practice and as Medical Director of Sylvana Research. He welcomes the challenge to research new drugs and to determine if they are effective in treating various diseases.

For further information contact Dr. Ratner at 210.614.6673 or pratner@sylvanaresearch.com.




 Pharmaceutical Affiliations




»  Alcon Pharmaceuticals - Medical Consultant
»  ALK-ABELLO - Steering Committee
»  Allux Medical - Scientific Advisory Board
»  Altana Pharmaceuticals - National Advisory Board
»  Clinsys - Medical Consultant
»  Dynavax - Scientific Advisory Board
»  Evolutec Ltd. - Scientific Advisory Board
»  Glaxo Smith Kline - National Advisory Board
»  Inspire Pharmaceuticals - Scientific Advisory Board
»  Medpointe National Consultants Board
»  Schering-Plough - National Advisory Board
»  Trutek Corp. - Director of Medical Affairs
»  Verus Pharmaceuticals - National Advisory Board
»  Wyeth Laboratories - Scientific Advisory Board




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