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Myron Zitt, MD, FACAAI, Gold Headed Cane Award Nominee

July 12, 2022

Myron Zitt, MD, FACAAI, Gold Headed Cane Award Nominee

Myron Zitt, MD, FACAAI is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is a practicing allergist with the Mid Island Allergy Group with offices in Plainview, Bayshore and Holbrook, New York. In addition, he is the director of the Adult Allergy Clinic and an attending physician in medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

Dr. Zitt received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a residency in medicine at Long Island College Hospital and a fellowship in allergy/immunology and chest disease at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. During the Viet Nam conflict, he served as a Major in the United States Air Force, where he co-directed the allergy clinic at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is Board certified in internal medicine and allergy/immunology.

Dr. Zitt has been a College Fellow since 1982. He was president in 2004-2005 and has served on the College’s Executive Committee, board of regents and The Allergists’ Foundation. He has previously chaired the Program and the Pharmaceutical Symposium Committees as well the Scientific Council, CME/CPD, Credentials and Abstract, Sports Medicine, Past Presidents, and International Committees. Dr. Zitt was on the board of directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America for 10 years where he served as vice president of research. He has completed two terms on the board of directors of the World Allergy Organization, where he chaired the Emerging Societies Committee.

Dr. Zitt is a past president of the Long Island Allergy and Asthma Society. He has
served on the board of directors of the Joint Council of Allergy Asthma and Immunology as well as on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. He has published numerous scientific papers and abstracts and lectured both nationally and internationally on topics regarding asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis. Highlights include the ACAAI Bela Schick Lectureship and the Robert T. Scanlon Memorial Lectureship. He received the ACAAI Distinguished Fellow Award and the Outstanding Clinician Award of the World Allergy Organization.

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