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Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & University of South Florida Lectureship and Faculty Development Award


The AAAAI Foundation is honored to announce the Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & University of South Florida Lectureship and Faculty Development Award. In his 50+ year career, Dr. Lockey has left an indelible mark on the specialty through his own practice, his leading research and his mentorship of the next generation of physicians and investigators.

Dr. Lockey’s most profound area of impact has been as Director of the world-renowned Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital. The 50-member A/I Division is dedicated to teaching and research which is focused on long-term treatments and cures for allergic and immunologic diseases and asthma, and collaborates in teaching, research and clinical care with the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Lockey has helped train over 100 physician specialists and approximately 55 national and international postgraduate PhDs and MDs in basic and clinical research and medicine, many of whom have assumed leadership positions in medicine throughout the world. He is also a gifted clinician who continues to see patients, and approaches research, training and patient care as intertwined components of the same discipline.

Dr. Lockey has also served at the highest levels of leadership in the leading organizations within the A/I specialty, including: President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Director, American Board of Allergy and Immunology; President, World Allergy Organization, and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Dr. Lockey is a man of dedication, vision and commitment to the advancement of the Allergy/ Immunology specialty and the advancement of research at the heart of the AAAAI Foundation’s mission. We are honored to name this Lectureship and Faculty Development Award in his honor, and aim to fully fund the campaign by raising $250,000 in time for announcement at the 2019 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


If you wish to honor Dr. Lockey, please consider a gift to the AAAAI Foundation and Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & University of South Florida Lectureship and Faculty Development Award Fund. A donation in any amount can be dedicated to this effort. Dr. Lockey will be notified of your gift in honor, and 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.