Linda Cox, MD, FAAAAI is an allergist in solo private practice in Ft Lauderdale and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology’s (AAAAI) board of directors, and began her term as AAAAI President on February 25, 2013.
She is past chair of many committees including the AAAAI Immunotherapy, Allergen Standardization and Allergy Diagnostics Committee (IT/AD/ST) and the Immunotherapy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Ocular diseases & Cough Interest Section. She has chaired several AAAAI/ACAAI joint task forces including the Sublingual Immunotherapy Joint Task Force, Specific-IgE test Task Force (SETTaF), and the Omalizumab Joint Task Force.
Since 2006, Dr. Cox has been a member of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTPP), and was one of the chief editors of the 2nd and 3rd updates of the Allergen Immunotherapy: A Practice Parameter. She has promoted standardization of allergy skin testing and allergen immunotherapy practice through work of the JTFPP and IT/AD/ST. which resulted in the development of standardized immunotherapy, skin test, instruction and consent forms, available at www.aaaai.org.
Through the World Allergy Organization (WAO), she assisted in the development of a uniform grading system for subcutaneous immunotherapy systemic reactions. She is current co-chair of the WAO Immunotherapy and Immunomodulator Committee.
Dr. Cox is a member of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology Board of Directors, and serves on several of its committees including the Maintenance of Certification and Conjoint Standards committees. She is a past president of the Broward County Medical Association and the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. She was a member of the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors. She has been a member of the BCMA Board of Directors since 1995 She has served as a BCMA delegate almost since almost every year since joining the BCMA and is immediate past chair of the South Florida Caucus Advisory Council.