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doc The medical and scientific content on this Web site is adapted from AAFA’s  Asthma and Allergy Answers: A Patient Education Library, a reference publication used in medical offices and health clinics around the U.S.

Chief Medical-Scientic Editor:
Harold S. Nelson, MD

Content Editors:
Sharon Hipkins, MSN, RN
Suzanne Rutkowski, MA

Editorial Board:
F. M. Atkins, MD
Bruce Bender, MD
Mark Boguniewicz, MD
Robert Bush, MD
B. Lauren Charous, MD
Willam Dolen, MD
Dennis Golden, MD
Bann Kang, MD
Eli Meltzer, MD
Dennis Ownby, MD
Michael Schatz, MD
William Schoenwetter, MD
William Solomon, MD
Chester Stafford, MD
Gordon Sussman, MD
Abba Terr, MD
Stephen Tilles, MD
Gary Weinstock, MD

Mike Tringale, MSM
Angel Waldron

[1] Chief Medical-Scientific Editor:

Harold S. Nelson, MD – Dr. Nelson is a leading authority on asthma, allergy, and immunology. He is a well-known speaker on these subjects and is author or coauthor of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Nelson is senior staff physician in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. He received the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in 1996. Dr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1986. From 1969 to 1986, he was Chief of the Allergy-Immunology Service at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.

  • Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - 1963
American Board of Allergy-Immunology - 1970, 1977, 1983

  • Education

MD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1955
Internship: Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, 1955-1956
Residency: Internal Medicine, Letterman Hospital, San Francisco, 1959-1962
Fellowship: Allergy-Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1967-1969

  • Academic Appointments

University of Colorado, Denver:
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Immunology), 1972-1982
Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1982-1987
Professor of Medicine, 1987-present

  • Hospital Affiliations

National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver:
Acting Head, Allergy-Immunology Division, Dept. of Medicine, 1987-1989
Senior Staff Physician, Dept. of Medicine, 1986-present
Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, 1986-present

  • Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Chairman, Pulmonary Disease Advisory Panel, 1990-1995 and 1995-2000
United States Pharmacopeia Convention, Committee of Revision, 1990- 1995, 1995-2000


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