Feb 2017  

In October, six College members flew to Delhi, India for The Gold Jubilee National Conference of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. One speaker was sponsored by the College and the others were supported by the American Association of Allergist and Immunologist of Indian Origin (AAAII). The College members who attended were Mahendra P. Dadhania, MD; Chitra Dinakar, MD, FACAAI; Luz Fonacier, MD, FACAAI; Jayesh Kanuga MD, FACAAI; Rohit Katial, MD, FACAAI; and Shailen R. Shah, MD.


Shailen Shah, MD, Dr. Raj Kumar Director of Allergy, VP Chest Institute, Delhi; Luz Fonacier, MD, FACAAI; Jayesh Kanuga, MD, FACAAI; Chitra Dinakar, MD, FACAAI; Mahendra Dadhania, MD; and Rohit Katial, MD, FACAAI.

In addition to attending the meeting, they also had a multi-city educational tour, aimed to increase awareness of allergy and immunology in India. They attended symposia at KEM Hospital in Bombay, in Rachi, Jharkhand and in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In addition to raising awareness, the attendees generated discussion regarding the efficacy and availability of emerging asthma and allergy medications. They also strove to create connections between AAAII, the Indian College of Allergy and Immunology and the College.


Our team with Amita Athavale, Director of Pulmonary at KEM Hospital (seated center).and others.

As India becomes more industrialized, asthma and atopic diseases are significantly on the rise. Currently, millions of patients are suffering from atopic diseases in India, and there is still no formal postgraduate training course in allergy and immunology.

With support from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and AAAII, the attendees have been working with the Medical Council of India for the last few years to start an allergy and immunology Fellowship in India. Recently, The Medical Council of India (a regulatory body like ACGME) gave approval to start a program.

  Nov 2015  

The AAAII congratulates Jayesh Kanuga, MD, FACAAI for being elected as an Officer of the Board of Regents of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology for a three year term. Dr. Kanuga continues his strong efforts to have joint activities in advancing the Allergy & Immunology Fellowship program in India and is being supported by the ACAAI leadership in this role.


The AAAII congratulates Mauli Desai, MD, FACAAI for being awarded and honored with the Young Faculty Support Award. Dr Desai was presented the award at the ACAAI annual scientific meeting in San Antonio November 2015 at the Special Awards Ceremony. Dr Desai has currently been appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Immunology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.


The AAAII congratulates Chitra Dinakar, MD, for being awarded the 2015 ACAAI Woman in Allergy Award. Dr. Dinakar receive the award during an awards ceremony at the ACAAI’s annual meeting in San Antonio November 2015.
The Woman in Allergy Award recognizes leadership, dedication and commitment to advancing the specialty.
“The College would truly be blessed if even a small portion of our colleagues showed as much dedication and enthusiasm as you have in your endeavors over the years,” said James Sublett, MD, ACAAI President

  May 2015  

We are excited about starting a mentorship program within our association to pair new allergists (<10 years in practice) with more senior allergists. This will create an opportunity to share your experiences and expertise and network with others.  We will pair clinicians based on their practice type or area of interest. If you are interested, please click on the link below to register:

  May 2015  

The AAAII recently hosted a successful and well attended dinner symposium in Houston, TX.  Dr. Chitra Dinakar spoke about yellow zone management in asthma and Dr. Mariana Castells spoke about drug hypersensitivity.

  Nov 2014  

The AAAII is proud to have hosted the recent multicity educational tour in India in November 2014.  The team included expert speakers and leaders in education and sparked the birth of the specialty of A/I in India.  Please see ACAAI newslink:


  Nov 2014  
The AAAII recently hosted a successful and very well-attended dinner symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. David Khan spoke about drug allergy and Dr. Bob Lanier spoke about severe asthma and the College Vision 20/20.