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David S. Pearlman, MD, FAAAAI Lectureship: Contributing to Discovery and Education

The AAAAI Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the David S. Pearlman, MD, FAAAAI Lectureship: Contributing to Discovery and Education. Dr. Pearlman’s distinguished career featured nearly a thousand clinical trials, extensive publishing and outstanding patient care. He was truly a leader in the field. 

Dr. Pearlman was a co-founder of Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers, which today serves over 48,000 patients. Since the clinic’s inception in 1972, Dr. Pearlman was a principal investigator in the Denver Research location, with nearly a thousand clinical Phase I-IV pharmacotherapeutic trials. He published over 150 articles and texts to inform physicians concerning advances in the field and was the co-author of three editions of the textbook entitled Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology from Infancy to Adulthood. 

Dr. Pearlman was honored with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Distinguished Clinician Award and received awards for outstanding contributions to the field of allergy and immunology by the American Board of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical School and the Joint Allergy and Asthma Task Force. He served in leadership positions with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Clinical Research Network. 

Dr. Pearlman attended Cornell University and received his Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York at Syracuse. He went on to train in pediatrics at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he also had a post-doctoral fellowship in immunology. After a fellowship in pharmacology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England, he returned to the University of Colorado Medical School as Director of Pediatric Allergy and Co-Director of the conjoint UCMS/National Jewish/NIH-funded conjoint fellowship in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 

Dr. Pearlman maintained an academic appointment at the University of Colorado Medical School as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. He remained active in allergy and asthma research authorships, critical reviewings and consulting. 

David Pearlman was a leader in our field – a pioneer in clinical research, a gifted author and teacher, and an exceptional physician. Dr. Pearlman passed away in January of 2024. Please join us in making a gift today to establish this Lectureship in his honor. This Lectureship will be delivered for five consecutive years at the Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, and goes directly to support research in our field. 

If you wish to honor Dr. Pearlman, please consider a gift to the AAAAI Foundation and David S. Pearlman, MD, FAAAAI Lectureship: Contributing to Discovery and Education Fund. A donation in any amount can be dedicated to this effort. Your name will be listed as a donor to this fund 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 call the AAAAI Foundation Office at 414-272-6071.

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