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Giorgio Walter Canonica

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Giorgio Walter Canonica

Allergist and Pulmonologist

Giorgio Walter is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Humanitas University, Milan-Italy & Director Personalized Medicine Asthma & Allergy Center at Humanitas Research Hospital
IRCCS-Milano Italy. He got his medical degree from the University of Genoa, Italy.

  •  Specialised in pulmonary diseases in Genoa
  •  Specialised in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Florence University, Italy. He subsequently conducted clinical immunology and allergology research at several European & US Universities and Institutes, such as the
  •  Biomedicum-Uppsala University Sweden
  •  MUSC-Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.

Since returning to the University of Genoa in 1995, Professor Canonica has held a number of academic positions, including:

  •  Full Professor Internal Medicine
  •  Director of the Speciality School of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  •  Full Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
  •  Director of the Specialty School of Pulmonary Diseases
  •  Chairman of the Department of Medical Specialties (University Hospital San Martino Genoa, Italy).
  •  Laurea Honoris Causa – Cluji-Napoca Medical University -Romania
  •  He has been defined LEGEND of Allergy and Immunology in 2021
  •  2022 Lifetime Achievement Award – APAACI- Asian Pacific Association Allergy Clinical Immunology- Manila
  •  2023 Lifetime Achievement Award WAO- World Allergy Organization -Dubai
  •  He has been serving as President international organizations as:
  •  President of WAO-World Allergy Organization
  •  President of Interasma-Global Asthma Association
  •  President of SIAAIC- Italian Society Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
  •  President of SIMER-Italian Society Respiratory Medicine


  •  ExCom Member of ARIA-Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma
  •  ExCom Member of GA²LEN – Global Allergy & Asthma Excellence Network
  •  President 2022/24 of REG-Respiratory Effectiveness Group
  •  Chair of the EAACI Methodology Committee (2019-2024).
  •  Chair WAO Biologics in Allergy (2023-2024)
  •  International Advocate GINA-Global Asthma InitiAtive
  •  Member of the European Academy of Sciences
  •  Steering Committee Member of SANI-Severe Asthma Network Italy registry.

Topic of Research:
Asthma & Allergy: Mechanisms & Treatments, including Pharmacological treatments, Biologics
and Allergen ImmunoTherapy in the context of Precision & Personalized Medicine
H index 131; Citations >84.000; Peer-Reviewed Papers >900