Luz Fonacier, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, is head of Allergy and training program director at Winthrop-University Hospital, a Clinical Campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She is professor of medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook. Dr. Fonacier received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila, Philippines. She completed residencies in dermatology and internal medicine, a fellowship in allergy and immunology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in dermal immunology at New York University Medical Center. She served on the Board of Regents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and she was president of the Long Island Allergy Society. She is the recipient of the 2012 ACAAI John P. McGovern Lectureship, the 2010 ACAAI Jean A. Chapman Memorial Lectureship, and the 2009 ACAAI "Women in Allergy Award."