Nicholas L. Rider, DO, FAAAAI

Pediatric Allergy-Immunology


Dr. Rider is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy-Immunology at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and a practicing clinical immunologist at Liberty Mountain Medical Group. He serves as Chair of the LUCOM Division of Clinical Informatics which engages in research, education and in the development of a learning health system along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Dr. Rider’s overarching aspirations are to improve the health, well-being, and outcomes for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders via compassionate, patient-centric care via current best practices and the refinement of healthcare systems.

Dr. Rider was raised in northern Pennsylvania but he and his family are now grateful to call Virginia’s Blue Ridge home. In his spare time, Dr. Rider enjoys doing just about anything outdoors, is an avid cyclist and a long-time practitioner of Japanese Karate Do.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Allergy-Immunology (ABAI)
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine-Clinical Informatics (ABPM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Clinical Informatics



University/Hospital Name: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Specialty: Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Location: Hershey, PA

Graduate School

University Name: The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics
Specialty: Clinical Informatics
Location: Houston, TX


University/Hospital Name: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Specialty: Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Location: Hershey, PA

Undergraduate School

University Name: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Specialty: Chemistry-Biochemistry
Location: Millersville, PA

Medical School

University/Hospital Name: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Specialty: Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Kansas City, MO

Academic Appointment

Institution: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Position: Chair, Division of Clinical Informatics
Years: 2022- present

Institution: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Years: 2014-2022

Personal Interests

Cycling, Japanese Karate Do, Camping, Hiking and Fly-fishing

Professional Associations

Association: American Medical Informatics Association
Position: Member
Years: 2018-present

Association: AAAAI
Position: Fellow/Member/Committee Chair
Years: 2008-present

Association: Clinical Immunology Society
Position: Member/Past Committee Chair
Years: 2008-present

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