Before founding the Institute for Asthma & Allergy (IAA), Dr. Michael Kaliner was the Director of the Allergic Diseases Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also directed the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and was director of the training program in which more than 100 fellows in allergic disease were trained.

Dr. Michael Kaliner is widely recognized as an outstanding physician, teacher, and investigator. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” 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.

Dr. Kaliner has served as a former president of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology – the largest society of allergists in the world – and as a former president of the World Allergy Organizations and the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society. He has also 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 in 1994.