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Dr. Peter Boggs elected to receive Gold Headed Cane Award

Dr. Peter Boggs elected to receive the 2014 Annual Gold Headed Cane Award for demonstrating the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity.

The Gold Headed Cane committee consisting of past award recipients, selects qualified nominees for election of one by voting fellows of the college.

Peter B. Boggs, MD, FACAAI, Shreveport, Louisiana, ACAAI President, 1986-1987 A long-standing Fellow of the College, Dr. Peter Boggs served as ACAAI president from 1986 to 1987, and has been a Fellow for 43 years, beginning when the College was known as The American College of Allergists.

During his presidency, Dr. Boggs developed the first Fellow-in-Training Section to enable young physicians to have a role in the activities and direction of the College, as well as the first National Media Awards program.

The Literature Review for ABAI Certification Course and the Annual Literature Review Course (Everything You Should Have Read Last Year, But Didn’t) were created and brought to fruition by Dr. Boggs, for which he was honored with special awards. He also received the ACAAI Distinguished Fellow Award, the Master in Allergy Award and was honored as a Bella Schick lecturer.

Dr. Boggs has also served ACAAI as Annual Meeting Program Chair, member of the Board of Regents, and Chair and member of the Nominating Committee. He was also a member of the Ethics, Planning, Recertification, and Board Review committees.

Aside from his ACAAI activities, Dr. Boggs has served as an active faculty member of the LSUHSC-Shreveport School of Medicine Allergy & Immunology Program, a mentor for Fellows-in-Training, a member of the group writing the Guidelines for the Use of FeNO in Asthma (American Thoracic Society), and facilitating the acquisition and availability of EpiPens in all public schools in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

Dr. Boggs received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School. He completed his pediatric training, as well as his allergy and immunology training at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boggs is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

“One of my most memorable experiences in the College includes being a member of the small group who in the late 1970’s, committed to creating a new shared vision for The American College of Allergists from a small ‘good old boys club’ to a serious professional organization,” said Dr. Boggs. “That commitment continued and the result is The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that we enjoy today. Just being a part of that process and experiencing the power that shared vision can have on an organization was truly a lesson that I shall treasure and will never forget.”

Other special College memories Dr. Boggs shares with his wife, Mary, are the close and lasting friendships with many ACAAI members, who have become members of their extended family. Dr. Boggs and his wife have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy visiting their children and grandchildren, and are involved in Bible study groups. Dr. Boggs also enjoys shooting sporting clays and skeet.