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Allergy and Clinical Immunology
P.O. Box 800466,
Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0466
Phone: 434.924.2227 Fax: 434.924.1258
Training & Certification
Internal Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital
Allergy and Immunology, New England Medical Center
- Internal Medicine, 1982
- Allergy and Immunology, 1985
- Clinical Laboratory Immunology, 1989
Allergy, Angioedema, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Drug Allergy, Eosinophilia, Headache (sinus), Hives, Immune Deficiency, Insect Allergy, Sinusitis
Molecular mechanisms of aspirin-exacerabted respiratory disease, genetics of asthma, cytokines in asthma, immunology of chronic sinusitis
Larry Borish did his undergraduate work at Harvard College where he received his B.A., cum laude in music in 1975. He received his M.D. from Boston University in 1979 after which he returned to Harvard for an internal medicine residency that was completed in 1982. Dr. Borish did his clinical training in allergy/immunology at the New England Medical Center followed by several years of post-doctoral fellowship training in research in the laboratories of Drs. Ross Rocklin and Lanny Rosenwasser.
He was a faculty member at Tufts Medical School prior to his move to Colorado in 1989. From 1989 to 1999 he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the U. Colorado Health Sciences Center and a staff physician / principal investigator at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia and holds appointments in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, the University of Virginia Cancer Center, and the Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research. He has served as chair of the FDA advisory board on Allergenic Products and has been a member of several National Institutes of Health grant review study sections. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
His laboratory research interests involve mechanisms controlling the production and actions of chemical mediators of asthma and sinusitis. These studies are focused in part in identifying the molecular basis of aspirin intolerance in patients with aspirin-exacerbated asthma and sinusitis. Dr. Borish’s laboratory also focuses on the interplay between sinusitis and asthma and mechanisms by which sinus disease can cause and exacerbate asthma. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, severe asthma, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, immune deficiencies, and autoimmune mechanisms in chronic urticaria (hives). He continues to play the oboe on rare occasions but is not prepared to give up his day job.