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"Randy is a leader in the field of pulmonary medicine at every level-clinical care, research and teaching. As Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Pulmonary Disease, he will bring the insight of his years to experience in each of these arenas to help define the competencies needed for board certification in pulmonary", said Christine Cassel, MD ABIM's President and CEO.

Dr. Young has served on ABIM's Task Force on Measuring Competency in Internal Medicine Subspecialty Training and its Task Force on Focused Recognition for Hospital-Based Medicine. He has chaired numerous committees within the American College of Chest Physicians, The American Thoracic Society, the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors at UAB. He is a past-President of the Association of Subspecialty Professors and the American Federation for Medical Research.

Dr. Young who directed the UAB Division of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care Medicine for 15 years, is the Medical Director of the UAB Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and of VIVA Health, and the Associate Medical Director of the UAB Lung Transplantation Program. He has repeatedly been honored for his clinical care and teaching. He was named one of the Best Doctors in America seven times and as one of America's Top Doctors three times.



1. Understand the pathogensis of allergic reactions in the airway

2. Discuss classic and modern understandings of how allergy contributes to asthma and airway reactivity

3. Incorporate the evaluation and management of allergy into the management of adult asthma.

Presentation: 51 minutes