Meet Your WAO Leaders
Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA
Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member Society: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Member-at-Large, WAO Board of Directors
What inspired you to become more involved in WAO?
As an officer in the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) I had the opportunity to see firsthand the beneficial programs and impact that the WAO has on its member societies and ultimately on improvement in care for allergy patients all around the globe.
What would you like to share about the work of your national member society?
I have previously been involved in the Practice Parameters committee, but recently I’ve been active in our anaphylaxis and practice management committees. I’m on the editorial board of our journal, Annals of Allergy and the quarterly publication, Allergy Watch. The ACAAI helps support the community-based allergist. Our focus has been to direct programs that will help our members keep up with the many scientific advances in our field but also to help them improve the efficiency of their practices.
What is one of your current special interests in the field of allergy/immunology?
My basic focus has been to help improve the care for allergic patients, not just in my own practice but others as well. For that reason besides my work at ACAAI, I have been working with the Allergy Asthma Network, a patient advocacy organization whose goal is also to improve the care for allergy patients. I am a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine and have the opportunity to teach and work with the training fellows. My current research projects include studies for new therapies for food allergy and immune deficiency.
References to most recent publications
- Allergists' self-reported adherence to anaphylaxis practice parameters and perceived barriers to care: an American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology member survey
- Addressing barriers to emergency anaphylaxis care: from emergency medical services to emergency department to outpatient follow-up
- High Chinese elm pollen counts in the fall in Atlanta, Georgia, 2009–2015