Advisory Board

Brian Vickery MD

Associate Professor, Allergy & Immunology, Emory University

  • Founding Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Vice-Chair of the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee in the AAAAI
  • Chief Medical Advisor for Patient Experience to FARE
  • Member of FARE’s Outcomes Research Advisory Board
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Dr. Brian Vickery is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and the founding Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Over the last 11 years he has led productive and consistently funded patient-oriented research teams focused on translational therapeutic development for IgE-mediated food allergies, work spanning preclinical murine models to Phase 3 trials. With the first new therapies poised for FDA approval and translation into clinical care, he is now particularly interested in the intersection of translational and outcomes research in generating rational, evidence-driven treatment strategies that maximize benefit/risk and improve patient-centered

Montserrat Fernẚndez-Rivas MD, PhD, Allergist

Head Allergy Department, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid

  • Associate Professor Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Head of the Research group in Allergy of the IdISSC
  • Previous Chair of the EAACI Task Force on Allergen Immunotherapy for IgE mediated Food Allergy

Barbara K. Ballmer-Weber MD

Associate Professor of the Medical Faculty, University Zürich

  • Head of Allergology – Clinic of Dermatology and Allergology Kantonsspital St. Gallen
  • Allergy research and teaching Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zürich

Ronald Van Ree PhD

Professor of the Amsterdam University Medical Center

  • Full Professor of Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Head of the Allergy Research Group at the Departments of Experimental Immunology and of Otorhinolaryngology.
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Ronald van Ree is Professor of Molecular and Translational Allergology at the Department of Experimental Immunology and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location AMC, in The Netherlands.

His research group focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of allergic sensitization and the role of allergen structure and exogenous environmental, microbial and dietary factors in this process. Epidemiology of food allergy, in and outside Europe, has been at the center of his attention for the last two decades. Other areas of interest are component-resolved diagnosis, allergen standardization of diagnostic and therapeutic allergen products, and the development of innovative AIT approaches for the treatment of respiratory and food allergies, using recombinant and nano-technologies and novel adjuvants.