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Luo Zhang, MD, PhD

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

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 115 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. He is currently the President of the Chinese Allergy Society. He is also a member of Collegium Internationale Allergologicum.