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Wesley A. Burks

Wesley A. Burks

Professor, Chair, Dean, CEO | Chapel Hill, North Carolina    United States of America
Pediatrics, Asthma Clinical Immunology,...More
Pediatrics , Allergy,...More
Spoken at 3 events

Biography :

Dr. A. Wesley Burks, MD is the Curnen Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Dr. Burks graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and then the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed a pediatric residency at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Burks subsequently completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Burks’ research interests are in the allergic diseases, particularly adverse reactions to foods. His work has centered on the molecular identification of the allergens in specific foods, a better understanding of the mechanism of adverse food reactions and the development of treatment for food allergy in animal models and in clinical studies. He and his colleagues have several ongoing clinical studies with different types of mucosal and recombinant food proteins for immunotherapy. His laboratory funding comes from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

Dr. Burks has been published in many distinguished journals and has authored or coauthored numerous articles, chapters and abstracts. He is a member of the NIH Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune, and Immune-mediated Diseases study section and is Past President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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Pediatrics, Asthma Clinical Immunology, Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology

Interested Topics

Pediatrics , Allergy, Immunology, Pediatric, Rheumatology, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, Allergic rhinitis, Childhood allergic diseases, Special interest in anaphylaxis, Food allergy, pediatric residency, Allergic diseases, Clinical studies, Immunotherapy

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