R. Maximiliano Gómez
Dr René Maximiliano Gómez gained his medical degree in 1991 at the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina, and he presented his PhD thesis there in May 2016. He is a board-certified specialist in Allergy and Immunology both at Argentinean Association of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, and a consultant in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Unit at Alas Medical Institute in Salta, Argentina. He has worked as Medical Director at this last institution, and in the academic field as an invited professor in Immunology (Veterinary Sciences at the Catholic University of Salta) and Dermatology (Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Salta, Argentina).
From April 2020 was the Director of School of Health Sciences, and from 2023 becomes Dean of the recently nominated Faculty of Health Sciences, at Catholic University of Salta, Argentina. He is the current President of Ethics’ Committee in Human Research at the above-mentioned University.
Dr Gómez is President of the Ayre Foundation (at Alas Medical Institute), leading the education and research on allergy and respiratory diseases. He is also a Consultant in Allergy & Immunology at Alas Medical Institute in Salta, Argentina.
He served as Scientific Secretary at the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (SLaai) in 2013 and held the post until 2017. He was General Secretary of SLaai 2017–18 and Scientific Director of Argentinean Association of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (AAAeIC) 2018–2019, becoming the President of AAAeIC in 2022. He is also a committee member on paediatric asthma at the World Allergy Organization, and associate editor of WAO Journal.
Dr Gómez has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. His research focuses on allergens and indoor pollution in asthma/allergic rhinitis, parasites and atopy, chronic urticaria, chronic rhino sinusitis with nasal polyposis, allergen immunotherapy and registries for allergic diseases.