Mary Farrington, MD

Affiliate Investigator

Background Information

Dr. Farrington has been active in clinical allergy since 1994 and with Virginia Mason Medical Center since 2002. She received her BS degree in Microbiology from Purdue University in 1983 and her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1987. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital & Medical Center/University of Washington in June, 1990 and her Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at University of Washington, which included four years of basic science research in immunology, in June, 1994. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy at University of Washington.  

Area of Research

Dr. Farrington has been active as a clinical investigator in translational and clinical research projects at BRI since 2013. Her initial project looked at whether peanut-specific T cell reactivity can potentially differentiate between peanut-sensitized-allergic and peanut-sensitized-tolerant subjects and has subsequently been actively involved in several other projects studying T cell responses in food and environmental allergy. She has also been active co-investigator in clinical food allergy oral immunotherapy trials at the BRI Clinical Research Center. Dr. Farrington helped establish the Seattle Food Allergy Consortium (SeaFAC), which is a collaborative effort between clinicians and researchers from BRI/ Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington, ASTHMA, Inc. Clinical Research Center and Seattle Children’s Research Institute to advance both basic and clinical research in food allergy at these institutions. She continues to help lead SeaFAC as an executive committee member.