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Meet the New Members of the AAAAI Board of Directors

The AAAAI is pleased to introduce the candidates you have elected to the Board of Directors. The Secretary-Treasurer ascends to serve as AAAAI President, and the At-Large Directors serve 4-year terms. Their terms will begin at the Business Meeting during the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Please join us in congratulating them! Thank you to all eligible voting members who participated in the 2023 Board of Directors election. Your votes have helped shape the future of the AAAAI and the specialty.
2023-2024 Secretary-Treasurer Frank Virant, MD, FAAAAI

Frank Virant, MD, FAAAAI, appreciates the opportunity to lead the AAAAI membership in key initiatives for the future of our specialty. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Allergy Division Chief at Seattle Children’s Hospital, in clinical practice at Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center and an investigator at Seattle Allergy & Asthma Research Institute.
“As incoming AAAAI Secretary-Treasurer, I’m looking forward to continuing in a leadership role on the AAAAI Board Executive Committee for the next four years. Over the last 35 years, I’ve been a full-time clinician at Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center, an educator including several years of serving as Associate Allergy/Immunology Program Director at the University of Washington, and a researcher at Seattle Allergy & Asthma Research Institute. My hope is to use this background to help members address several issues that threaten the survival of both independent private practices as well as our academic training programs.

I welcome hearing from our members with their key concerns, and ideas on how the AAAAI can help. Together we can advance the future of our specialty.”
2023-2027 At-Large Director Anil Nanda, MD, FAAAAI
Anil Nanda, MD, FAAAAI, wants to see the AAAAI’s members grow at every stage. He has been in community practice in the Dallas, Texas area for 19 years and is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
"I am very excited to have this new role in the AAAAI. My involvement in the AAAAI started at the committee level and with the AAAAI Leadership Institute, and I am still very much involved in them. I want to encourage all of our AAAAI members to become more involved and engaged, starting at the committee level. There are so many opportunities for all members, including those of us in community-based private practice. My AAAAI experience and activities have really improved my practice!"
2023-2027 At-Large Director Marcus S. Shaker, MD, MS, FAAAAI
Marcus S. Shaker, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is interested in advocating for the field of A/I. He currently serves as a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. “I am incredibly grateful to my AAAAI friends and colleagues for the opportunity to serve our specialty in this position. Since 1943 the AAAAI has been an advocate for its over 6,500 members, working to improve the lives of patients everywhere. This is our AAAAI, and together we can continue to grow our community of expertise, making the world a better place. From allergist and practice management resources to professional education and tools for the public (and everything in between), the AAAAI supports the work we do every day and makes evident the reality that we are stronger together!”
2023-2027 At-Large Director Rebecca Scherzer, MD, FAAAAI
Rebecca Scherzer, MD, FAAAAI, is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU) and the Allergy and Immunology Section Chief and Director of Medical Student Education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH). She is also the OSU/NCH Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program Director. "I am passionate about recruiting top talent into allergy and immunology (A/I). As we look towards the future, that is critical to continue to grow our knowledge through clinical work and research. Sharing the amazing impact that we have in A/I through continued outreach to and education for patients, colleagues, and learners is a step that we can all continue to take together. I am honored and excited for the opportunity to serve the members of the AAAAI and the field of Allergy and Immunology in the coming years."