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World Allergy Organization
WAO's mission: To be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies.

Nelson Rosario Filho MD, PhD

Nelson Rosario Filho is a member of the Board of Directors, the World Allergy Organization. He is Full Professor of Pediatrics at Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil (UFPR ) and Chairman of Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pneumology, Hospital de Clinicas, University of Parana. Currently, he is head of a 2- year fellowship program in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (UFPR) and has trained more than 40 specialists. He graduated in Medicine in 1972 at UFPR .  After finishing his residency in Pediatrics he took a 2-year Fellowship in Allergy at Buffalo General Hospital and Buffalo Children’s Hospital, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA. After returning to Brazil, he earned a Doctorate Degree from the University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

He collaborated with the establishment of Brazilian Society of Pediatrics Foundation,  the Post-Graduate Course, Doctorate in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at UFPR, a residency Program in Pediatric Pumonology, and a Residency Program in Pediatric Allergy and immunology.

Prof. Rosario Filho is former President of the Brazilian Association of Allergy and Immunopathology,  Vice-President of Brazilian Society of Pediatrics and Vice-President of Latin American Society of Allergy and Immunology.  He serves on numerous scientific committees  of several International, National and Regional  medical associations.

Prof. Rosario Filho has delivered numerous lectures nationally and internationally. He is Associate Editor of several peer-reviewed journals, published 193 papers as author and co-author,  edited two books (in Portuguese), consensus documents and numerous book chapters. 

His primary interest is in clinical practice of allergy, teaching medical and post-graduate students and residents, leading clinical research teams and delivering the best care to allergy patients.