Before founding the Institute, Dr. Kaliner was the Director of the Allergic Diseases Section of the NIAID, NIH. He also directed the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center at the NIJ, and was Director of the training program in which more than 100 fellows in allergic disease were trained.
Dr. Kaliner is widely recognized as an outstanding physician, teacher and investigator. He has been listed in America's Best Physicians by Woodward and White, 1994 to 2005 editions. He has also been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Checkbook and American Health Magazine for many years, Dr. Kaliner has published more than 450 articles, manuscripts, supplements and books. His focus has been asthma, sinusitis, allergy and anaphylaxis.
He is Past-President of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (the largest society of allergists in the world) and is Past-President of the World Allergy Organizations and the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society. He has been the chairman of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (the organization which certifies allergists as to their training). The University of Maryland Medical School recognized him with the Honor Award and Gold Key as their outstanding Alumnus (1994).