Dr. Linda Cox Past-President
Linda Cox, MD, FAAAAI is an allergist in solo private practice in Ft Lauderdale and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology’s (AAAAI) board of directors, and begin her term as AAAAI President on February 25, 2013.
She is past chair of many committees including the AAAAI Immunotherapy, Allergen Standardization and Allergy Diagnostics Committee (IT/AD/ST) and the Immunotherapy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Ocular diseases & Cough Interest Section. She has chaired several AAAAI/ACAAI joint task forces including the Sublingual Immunotherapy Joint Task Force, Specific-IgE test Task Force (SETTaF), and the Omalizumab Joint Task Force.
Since 2006, Dr. Cox has been a member of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTPP), and was one of the chief editors of the 2nd and 3rd updates of the Allergen Immunotherapy: A Practice Parameter. She has promoted standardization of allergy skin testing and allergen immunotherapy practice through work of the JTFPP and IT/AD/ST. which resulted in the development of standardized immunotherapy, skin test, instruction and consent forms, available at www.aaaai.org.
Through the World Allergy Organization (WAO), she assisted in the development of a uniform grading system for subcutaneous immunotherapy systemic reactions. She is current co-chair of the WAO Immunotherapy and Immunomodulator Committee.
Dr. Cox is a member of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology Board of Directors, and serves on several of its committees including the Maintenance of Certification and Conjoint Standards committees. She is a past president of the Broward County Medical Association and the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. She was a member of the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors. She has been a member of the BCMA Board of Directors since 1995 She has served as a BCMA delegate almost since almost every year since joining the BCMA and is immediate past chair of the South Florida Caucus Advisory Council.
Dr. Cox attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her fellowship in allergy and immunology at National Jewish Center in Colorado.
Dr. Cox has been honored nationally with many awards including: the 2012 AAAAI Women’s Involvement Special Recognition Award; the AAAAI President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership (as Chair of the Immunotherapy and Allergy Diagnostics Committee); an ACAAI Distinguished Service Award and the ACAAI Woman in Allergy Award. Regionally, she received and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants 2010 Physician Recognition Award.
Cox, Linda S., MD
Allergy & Asthma Center, PA
Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
5333 N. Dixie Highway #210
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334