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About the Division of Allergy & Immunology


The mission of the Division of Allergy and Immunology is to:

  • Provide outstanding care to patients with allergic and immunologic diseases
  • Train students, residents, and fellows in the specialty of allergy and immunology
  • Conduct basic and clinical research in allergy, asthma, and immunology

Division History

The Division of Allergy and Immunology was established in 1972 by Professor Samuel C. Bukantz, M.D. Professor Bukantz recruited Richard F. Lockey, M.D. in 1973 as a second faculty member. In 1977 they established the Clinical Research unit and the allergist/immunologist training program for physicians.

In 1983 Dr. Lockey became the director of the Division. In 1997 the Division was endowed by Mrs. Joy McCann Culverhouse and the Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Research Center was dedicated in February 1998. George and Sandy Simmons endowed the Division in (DATE?) In December, 2016, the Division was awarded the distinct honor of being selected as a World Allergy Organization (WAO) Center of Excellence for the 2016-2019 term. The Division is one of eight Centers of Excellence throughout the world.

Since it’s establishment, the Division has trained over 130 allergists/immunologists and numerous American and foreign post-graduate and graduate research scholars, many of whom are now faculty members in academic centers throughout the world.

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