Kuan-Hsiang Gary Huang

University of Oxford United Kingdom

Gary KH Huang, MD PhD MSc, is the Director of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A Rhodes Scholar, Gary completed his MSc and DPhil at The University of Oxford in immunology research following medical school training at The University of the Witwatersrand. He then served residency and chief residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and allergy and immunology fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania. His research has been published in leading journals including Nature Communications and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As a physician scientist, Gary is interested to further personalized medicine in asthma and allergy through phenotyping, particularly in the population affected by the health disparity.

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Asthma is a severe and growing threat affecting both children and adults in both developing and developed world, currently affecting approximately 8% of US population. It is becoming increasingly recognized as a syndrome constituted by airway obstruction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and airway inflammation with different causes, associated risk factors, and underlying pathophysiology. The advances in basic and clinical research of asthma have accelerated over the past 20 years with increasing diagnostic tools, especially biomarkers, that led to specific characterization of individual patient's asthma pathophysiology, or disease "phenotype" and "endotype," which allowed precision medicine therapies, including new asthma biologics. This book aims to update the paradigm shifts in precision medicine of asthma diagnosis and management, driven by underlying phenotypes or endotypes.

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