Dr. Lockey receives World Allergy Organization Gold Medal Award

USF Health’s Richard Lockey, MD,  Distinguished University Health Professor, was recently awarded the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Gold Medal Award  in recognition of his outstanding dedication and exceptional service to WAO, an international alliance of 95 regional and national asthma, allergy and immunology societies.

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The recognition  was given at the opening ceremony of the XXIV World Allergy Congress on Oct. 13 in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Lockey, a professor of medicine, pediatrics and public health, holds the Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair of Allergy and Immunology and directs the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.  He has served as president of the WAO (2010- 2012), director of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (1993- 1998), and president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (1992).

He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 700 publications and 36 books or monographs with colleagues and lectured nationally and internationally.