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Greenberger Appointed President of Allergy Academy

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June 24, 2009 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- Paul Greenberger, M.D., professor of medicine in the division of allergy/immunology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the new president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries.

At the Feinberg School, Greenberger served as fellowship program director from 1992 to 2007 and has helped oversee the post-graduate education for 120 allergy/immunology fellows over the past 30 years. He was a fellow in allergy/immunology at Northwestern and became a faculty member in 1977.

Greenberger’s research interests include reduction of allergic antibody reactivity utilizing the neuropeptide Substance P, idiopathic anaphylaxis, drug allergy, severe and fatal asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

He has published 260 original articles and 88 reviews and book chapters. He is a co-editor of Patterson’s Allergic Diseases and of all three editions of both the Northwestern University Allergy-Immunology Syllabus: Residents and Students, and Drug Allergy and Protocols for Management of Drug Allergies.

Greenberger reviews manuscripts for many journals and was co-editor-in-chief of Allergy and Asthma Proceedings for 12 years. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is currently serving his second appointment to the board of directors of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Over the years, Dr. Greenberger has chaired multiple committees of the AAAAI and is a past recipient of the Special Recognition and Distinguished Service awards of the AAAAI.

Greenberger received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and medical
degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he did his internship at Methodist Hospital. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis at Washington University.
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