What is an Allergist?
An Allergist / Immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies, asthma, and primary immune deficiencies. After completing medical school, physicians undergo at least three years of training in either internal medicine or pediatrics and pass the certifying exam of either the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
Internists and pediatricians interested in becoming an allergist / immunologist then must undergo an additional two to three years of study, called a fellowship, in an allergy / immunology training program. Our Society exclusively recognizes programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Allergist / immunologists listed as ABAI-certified have successfully passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).
News & Notes
As part of our mission, the FAAIS will strive to keep the public and medical professionals up-to-date on information important in the treatment of allergic disease, asthma and primary immune deficiencies.
Going forward, one of the major components of our work will be to join forces with those individuals dedicated to helping the cause for sufferers of these diseases. We intend to interact with the media, the legislature, and insurance companies when we feel an important message must get out.
Past President Dr. DeMarco leads the charge to keep our allergic kids safe.