William R. Lumry, MD, is a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas; he teaches at Parkland Memorial and Presbyterian Hospitals in Dallas. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lumry completed his internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then received clinical and research fellowships in allergy and immunology from Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, before returning to Dallas to establish his private practice. Dr. Lumry is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. As medical director of the AARA Center in Dallas, Dr. Lumry participates actively in clinical research projects involving new treatments for asthma and allergic diseases and hereditary angioedema. He has lectured to local, national and international conferences and published many articles and abstracts in such peer-reviewed journals as New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.