Thomas A. Fleisher, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI is Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Uniformed University of the Health Sciences and serves as a consultant to the Allergy/Immunology Department at Walter Reed. He is Chief of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Chief of the Immunology Service at the NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Fleisher is a co-author of Clinical Immunology, 4th Edition.
Dr. Fleisher received his medical and pediatric training at University of Minnesota and went on for training in immunology at NIH in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Waldmann. He served as a member of the board of directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology from 1991-2000 and was elected chair of the board in 1996. He also was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics. He was on the executive committee of the Clinical Immunology Society from 2003-2006, having served as its president in 2005, was a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology from 2003-2007, and was President of the Robert A. Good Immunology Society from 2008-2010.
His research interests focus on improving current assays and developing new diagnostic methods in laboratory immunology, particularly as they pertain to immune deficiency disorders. Dr. Fleisher is a member of a group of NIH medical scientists who described and characterized the Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS).
Dr. Fleisher is the editor in chief of Journal of Clinical Immunology and is on the editorial board of several other publications. He has authored more than 200 peer reviewed manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best Doctors in America and an Outstanding Service Medal and a Commendation Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service.