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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.

Hugh Sampson, MD

Dr. Sampson is the Kurt Hirschhorn Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and the Dean for Translational Biomedical Research, the Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, and the PI and Director of the CTSA program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He previously served as the PI and Director of the Mount Sinai GCRC and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric GCRC. Dr. Sampson has 30 years of experience in translational research focusing on food allergic disorders and basic immunologic mechanisms responsible for these disorders.  His research has been funded continuously by a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Dr. Sampson is currently the PI of the NIH-sponsored Consortium on Food Allergy Research (6 universities), an AADCRC program project conducting a number of clinical trials investigating novel therapies for the treatment of food allergy and investigating basic immunologic mechanisms, and the Mount Sinai institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award.

He has published over 350 articles and 75 book chapters, primarily on clinical and immunopathogenic aspects of food allergic disorders, and co-edited five books. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2003 for his research. Dr. Sampson is past chairman of the Section on Allergy & Immunology of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the past-president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, and is chair of the Medical Advisory Board of FARE.