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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.

Luo Zhang, MD

Dr. Luo Zhang is Chang Jiang Scholars Program Professor, Capital Medical University (Beijing), China. He is Director of Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology and vice President of Beijing TongRen Hospital, Capital Medical University.

After completing his training in Medicine and his postgraduate training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Beijing TongRen Hospital, he spent 2 years at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester to acquire skills in respiratory physiology. On his return to Beijing in 2003, he set up a research group focused on the mechanisms of chronic inflammation of upper airway.

Over the last decade his work has focused more on the regulation of airway ciliary activity; mechanisms of specific-allergen immunotherapy of allergic rhinitis; and surgical techniques of endoscopic sinus surgery. His work has resulted in 86 peer reviewed publications and has been rewarded with several prizes in China, including the National Outstanding Scientist Prize (2010, nominated prize of top 10), the Eleventh China Youth Science and Technology Prize (2009) and National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. In 2012, he is President-elect of the Chinese Academy of Allergy. He is also a member of Collegium Internationale Allergologicum.