Dr. Richard Gower

                          Dr. Richard Gower

                          Dr. Richard Gower

Richard G. Gower, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FACP, is a practicing allergist/immunologist at Marycliff Allergy Specialists in Spokane, Washington.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and on the staff of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. Currently, he is Past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, and a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and the American College of Physicians.

Education

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Dr. Gower did a residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals in Miami, Florida. He completed a fellowship in allergy/clinical immunology and vasculitis at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver.

Research Leadership

Dr. Gower has been primary investigator in over 107 clinical studies on the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis/conjunctivitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Gower has presented papers at national and international meetings concerning diseases of the respiratory tract and is the author of several publications.

Awareness and action

Dr. Gower is past president of the Intermountain West Allergy Association, Western Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Washington State Society of Internal Medicine, and is a member of numerous professional societies. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the ACAAI Board of Regents as Past President of ACAAI.

He is also Past Chair of the ACAAI Public Awareness and Education Campaign. A major goal of the national campaign is to educate the public about allergies and asthma. Dr. Gower addressed these important issues on Capitol Hill on Wednesday May 6, 2009 at AANMA’s national asthma screening day.