Cecilia P Mikita


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Eosinophilic esophagitis
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1999 M.D. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
1995 M.P.H. Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MD
1993 B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Dr. Mikita began her military career with a direct commission to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1995, and received her medical degree in 1999. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2002 and her allergy/immunology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004. Her medical career has been focused on academic medicine, educating medical professionals from the technician to the fellow level. An Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Uniformed Services University, she is the author or co-author of 20 peer-reviewed articles, 6 book chapters, 20+published abstracts and 40 invited extramural presentations. COL Mikita has held numerous leadership positions including the Associate Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Allergy-Immunology Fellowship, Program Director of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Allergy and Immunizations Program, Walter Reed Intern Director, and Chief of Clinical Services. Nationally, she is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and has held several leadership positions in AAAAI, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her active duty obligation and transitioned to the Army Reserves in 2011.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

2017 Master Clinician Recognition, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

2015 Order of Military Medical Merit, #10672

2014 United States Army Medical Department 9A Proficiency Designator Award

2012 Claire L. Chennault Award, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

2011 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

2008-9 Operation Iraqi Freedom, 520th ASMC, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq

Representative Bibliography

Simpson S, Calais C, Mikita C, Gratrix M. Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome: Another battle for a retired Navy seal. Military Medicine 2017 May/June;182:e1820-22.

Mikita C, Padlan E. Can we find a structural explanation of antibody-dependent enhancement of dengue virus infection resulting in hemorrhagic fever? Med Hypotheses. 2016;88:49-52.

Mikita C, Padlan E. Can we use DNA triple helices as treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus? Med Hypotheses. 2014;82:457-9.

4. Nelson MR, Petersen MM, Wolverton WO, Mikita CP. Allergen immunotherapy extract treatment set preparation: making a safer and higher quality product for patients. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013;13:399-405.

Mikita CP, Padlan E. Can we explain the allergenicity of peanuts on the basis of the three-dimensional structure of its allergens and use the information to devise means of eliminating peanut allergy? Med Hypotheses. 2012;79:585-591.

Webb L, Mikita CP. “Solar urticaria.” Allergy Asthma Proc. 2009;30(5):563-5.

Haymore B, Yoon J, Klote M, Mikita CP, DeZee K. “Meta-analysis: Risk of angioedema with angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with prior angioedema associated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.” Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 101(5):495-9.

Haymore B, Mikita CP, Tsokos G. “Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) presenting as an autoimmune disease: role of memory B cells.” Autoimmun Rev. 2008 Feb;7(4):309-12.

Mikita CP, Padlan E. “Why is there a greater incidence of allergy to the tropomyosin of certain animals than to that of others? Med Hypotheses. 2007;69(5):1070-3.

Mikita J, Mikita CP. “Vocal Cord Dysfunction.”Allergy Asthma Proc. 2006;27(4):411-414.