Peisong Gao, M.D., Ph.D. is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Gao received his MD degree and pulmonary medicinetraining in The Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), Xi’an, China. From July 1997 to January 1999, he was a visiting research fellow with Dr. Julian M. Hopkin at Osler Chest Unit, Oxford University. He subsequently moved to the University of Wales Swansea with Dr. Hopkin, pursuing a Ph.D. working in molecular genetics of asthma. In 2002, Dr. Gao became a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Shau-Ku Huang in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Gao was promoted to Assistant Professor. Dr. Gao is a member of the Genetics, Molecular Biology and Epidemiology Committee (GMBEC), the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). Dr. Gao's research has been greatly recognized by several awards, including the 2004 Research Excellence Award, the 2007 Interest Section Award, and Outstanding Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Award from AAAAI.