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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.

Mario Zernotti, MD, PhD

Dr. Zernotti graduated at Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 1986. Performed his residency in ENT at the National University of Cordoba. Postgraduate training in nose and endoscopic sinus surgery in Edmundo Vasconcelos Hospital (San Pablo , Brazil) , Son Dureta Hospital (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) among others international courses. Doctor in Medicine (PhD degree) at Catholic University of Córdoba in 2003. Former president of Cordoba Society of Otolaryngology. Former President of XXX Argentine Congress of Otolaryngology (2008). Secretary of Interior in Argentina Federation of Otolaryngology for 4 years. Full Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at Catholic University of Córdoba (from 2007 at present). Member of the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) program in Argentina since 2003.  Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of World Allergy Congress 2009 in Buenos Aires.  Director of Committee of Upper Airways and Rhinitis at Argentina Association of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (2008-2010) and Coordinator of Rhinitis’s Committee at Latin-American Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (SLAAI) at present. Vice Director of CIMER (Center of Investigation in Respiratory Medicine) at Catholic University. Co-founder of LIBRA Foundation (Foundation against Asthma, COPD and Rhinitis).

In the academic order, was speaker in the World Congresses of ENT (Rome 2005 and San Paulo 2009), and World Congresses of Allergology (Bangkok 2007, Buenos Aires 2009 and Cancun 2011), in addition to having lectured in over 25 countries. Coordinator of many courses about the use of naso-laryngo fiberscope among allergologist, during Latin-American and world congresses. 

He has three published books, chapters in others books of ENT, microbiology and Allergology, and numerous scientific papers published. It has to date 22 papers indexed in PubMed. Two awards for best Argentine scientific paper in 1992 and 2011. He is head of the Department of Otolaryngology in Sanatorio Allende from 2006 to date.