The Gold Headed Cane Award is given annually to a College Fellow who has demonstrated the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity. This year, College Fellows selected James Sublett, MD, FACAAI. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Announcements during the ACAAI 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Dr. Sublett is co-founder and chief medical officer of Family Allergy & Asthma, based in Louisville, KY. He was ACAAI president in 2014 – 2015. He served as president of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI) when it was still an independent organization representing both ACAAI and AAAAI, and led efforts for JCAAI to become the College’s Advocacy Council. He has served as executive director of advocacy and government relations for the Advocacy Council for the past six years.
Dr. Sublett represented the College as advisor to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Panel and the RVS Update Committee (RUC). He has been a member of the Annals editorial board. He serves on the board of the World Allergy Organization and the editorial board of the WAO Journal.
He has been honored by the College with the Distinguished Fellow Award and the Bela Schick Lectureship. He has served on numerous ACAAI committees, task forces, and workgroups. We congratulate Dr. Sublett on this honor.