Casale Elected President of AAAAI
Thomas B. Casale, M.D., chief of the Creighton University School of Medicine’s Division of Allergy/Immunology has been elected president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
In announcing Casale’s selection, the academy noted that he has “been very active in the development of educational programs in allergy and immunology,” organizing and directing more than 50 CME programs for local and national meetings. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, reviews and chapters in his field.
At Creighton, Casale’s research is directed toward determination and treatment of pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in asthma and allergic diseases. He leads a large basic and clinical research team examining the use of immunomodulators for the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
The AAAAI is the largest professional medical specialty organization in the United States representing allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in research and treatment of allergic disease. The organization has more than 6,000 members worldwide.