Dr. Thomas Casale to serve as FARE’s chief medical advisor for operations

Thomas B. Casale, MD, a professor of medicine at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, has been selected to serve as chief medical advisor for operations for the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the largest private funder of food allergy research in the world. Dr. Casale will join FARE’s leadership team and play a critical role in achieving FARE’s goals to alleviate the burden of food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease that has grown dramatically to include 32 million Americans.

Dr. Casale will help lead implementation of FARE’s strategic research goals, which include elevating quality of life and access to care, facilitating the development of cutting-edge therapies, and accelerating innovation in the field. He will also provide guidance on future plans for the FARE Patient Registry, the development of patient-focused resources including food allergy guidelines, the identification of high-quality research of promise, and expanding the scope of the FARE Clinical Network, a collaborative of 33 clinical care and research institutions across the U.S.

Dr. Casale brings extensive research and allergy/immunology experience. He currently serves as professor of medicine and pediatrics and chief of Clinical and Translational Research in the USF Health Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Allergy and Immunology. He has participated in over 250 multi-site clinical trials, been on advisory boards for the development of clinical trials for novel treatments, and the lead investigator on several.

Dr Casale has been president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and was executive vice president of the AAAAI for 10 years. He was on the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization and was chair of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Casale is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and has received distinguished service awards from both AAAAI and the World Allergy Organization.