Our Staff

Meredith Pruitt, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Meredith Pruitt is a life-long resident of Oklahoma City, and she has been at the Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Research Center for eight years. She graduated from The OU College of Medicine's Physician’s Associate Program. Meredith is a member of the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants. She enjoys working with patients one on one to help them better understand their overall health and improve their quality of life.

Sarah Hufstedler, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Sarah Hufstedler made the move to Oklahoma when she was 14, and began her journey into the healthcare profession shortly thereafter. She began working at the Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Research Center after completing her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Harding University’s PA Program. Sarah is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is most passionate about the application of the most up to date science in the treatment and best care of our patients. She is especially enthusiastic about empowering patients with knowledge about their mind, body, and health.

Dr. Nasir Ali
Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Ali has extensive experience in conducting clinical research trials in a variety of therapeutic areas. He brings valuable knowledge and insight to the Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Research team.

Anika Nahar
Clinical Research Coordinator

Anika is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma with an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences. She has been involved in different areas of research since 2014, and joined our clinical research department in 2018. She wants to help spread awareness of modern medicine and treatments available to patients in the areas of respiratory and immunology through our clinical research.

We are committed to our patient's health and satisfaction. Our staff includes Certified Medical Assistants experienced in adult and pediatric respiratory care, and together with our administrative and nursing staff; we focus on giving our patients the best care possible!


In the News

American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases

I had the honor to attend the Inaugural Investigator Conference in May 2019 at Stanford University. "The mission of the American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases (AIM) is to advance the research, education, and treatment of mastocytosis and related mast cell diseases."

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Shared Decision Making

Recently in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019, there was a review page on Shared Decision Making (SDM) for the allergist.

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RESEARCH STUDIES

We have several studies going on that we are very excited about!
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Dr. Tarpay featured on KFOR-TV

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