Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Linda Cox, MD, FAAAAI, an allergist in solo private practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Nova Southeastern University, was officially installed as President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) during its 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
The AAAAI is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.
Dr. Cox attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her fellowship in allergy and immunology at National Jewish Center in Colorado. She has held many AAAAI leadership roles in the past, including serving as chair of the AAAAI Immunotherapy, Allergen Standardization and Allergy Diagnostics Committee and the Immunotherapy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Ocular diseases & Cough Interest Section. She has also chaired the AAAAI/ACAAI Sublingual Immunotherapy Joint Task Force, Specific-IgE test Task Force and the Omalizumab Joint Task Force.
Since 2006, Dr. Cox has been a member of the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, and was a chief editor of the second and third updates of the practice parameter on allergen immunotherapy. She has promoted standardization of allergy skin testing and allergen immunotherapy practice, resulting in the development of standardized immunotherapy and skin test instruction and consent forms. Through the World Allergy Organization (WAO), she also assisted in the development of a uniform grading system for subcutaneous immunotherapy systemic reactions and is currently co-chair of the WAO Immunotherapy and Immunomodulator Committee.
Dr. Cox is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and serves on several of its committees. She is a past president of the Broward County Medical Association and the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. She was also a member of the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors and is immediate past chair of the South Florida Caucus Advisory Council.
The AAAAI represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has more than 6,700 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries.