Dr. John Routes named President of the Clinical Immunology Society
Oct. 19, 2012 College News - John Routes, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Medical Director of Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and an investigator at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, has been elected President of the Clinical Immunology Society for 2013-2014. Dr. Routes is currently a member of the society’s executive committee.
The Clinical Immunology Society is the premier professional organization representing the immunodeficiency field, and facilitates education, translational research and novel approaches to therapy for patients with disorders of the immune system. It was started in 1986 and has a membership of over 700.
Dr. Routes joined the MCW faculty in 2006. He is the chief of pediatric allergy and clinical immunology, and also a co-director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin. He was the driving force behind implementation of statewide newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (“boy in the bubble disease”) in Wisconsin, becoming the first state to implement such screening.
Dr. Routes received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1981, and completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City. He completed fellowships in allergy and clinical immunology and infectious diseases at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, both located in Denver, Colo.
Dr. Routes will assume the presidency of the Society in July 2013.