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Phillip E. Korenblat, MD FAAAAI Lectureship: Investing Together in Our Future

Phillip E. Korenblat, MD FAAAAI is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Arkansas. His residency at Washington University School of Medicine was completed in 1965 followed by an allergy, immunology, and rheumatology fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Dr. Korenblat returned to St. Louis and established his private practice in 1966, practicing at Associated Specialists in Medicine, P.C. for 49 years. He transitioned to the Clinical Research Center located at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, which he originated in 1990 at the time of establishing the first dedicated center for asthma care in the community. 

Dr. Korenblat has completed over 300 clinical research studies and has published extensively, including co-editor of two editions of the textbook, Allergy Theory and Practice. Within the 1984 edition, he published the first asthma guidelines for the management of asthma which introduced the concept of using the “mild, moderate, and severe classification.” In 1968, Dr. Korenblat, with co-investigators, published the first evidence of tolerance in humans to oral ingested food antigen and in collaboration with co-investigators was the first to present data demonstrating the requirement of multiple doses of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

Among his many professional honors, Dr. Korenblat received the “Outstanding Teaching Allergist” and Distinguished Clinician awards from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology. In 1995 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association. The Lifetime Achievement Award-Master Physician was presented to him by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association in 2012.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Korenblat has been a caring physician, a physician educator and mentor to younger physicians and the AAAAI Foundation is proud to offer this new lectureship in his name.

Dr. Korenblat's Lectureship was established in 2017. The first Lecture in his name will be delivered at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress in Orlando.


The AAAAI Foundation and Phillip E. Korenblat, MD FAAAAI Lectureship is privately funded. If you wish to contribute in his honor, Dr. Korenblat asks that you make donations to the AAAAI Foundation's GAIN Campaign, to fund research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease. Dr. Korenblat will be notified of your gift in honor, and your name will be listed as a donor in the Annual Report of the AAAAI Foundation. Your donation makes a difference. We appreciate your support and your commitment to our specialty.

To make a contribution by phone, contact the AAAAI Foundation Office at (414) 272-6071.