VALOVIRTA, M.D., PH.D.
Medical Committee Coordinator, European Federation of Allergy
and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association
Senior Medical Officer, Turku Allergy Center
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Erkka Juhani Valovirta, M.D., Ph.D. is the medical
committee coordinator and former president of the European Federation
of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Association (EFA), senior
medical officer at Turku Allergy Center in Turku, Finland.
Dr. Valovirta is on the specialty committee for the World Allergy
Organization (WAO), the chairman of the European Academy of Allergology
and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Immunotherapy Interest Group, and
the executive committees of the Global Allergy and Asthma European
Network (GA2LEN) and Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma
He has written several scientific articles in pharmacology, allergology
and pulmunology that have been published in journals, such as: American
Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, European Journal
of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the European Respiratory
He has also co-authored various textbooks on allergy and allergen
specific immunotherapy. In addition, Dr. Valovirta is a reviewer
of the following journals: Allergy, Clinical Experimental Allergy
and the European Respiratory Journal.
Previously, Dr. Valovirta was a senior lecturer in pediatrics
at the Department of Clinical Allergology at the University of Turku
and worked in the Department of Clinical Allergology as a research
fellow and allergy consultant.
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Dr. Valovirta serves on the Global Asthma Physician and Patient
(GAPP) Survey Advisory Board.