Faculty member appointed to ACGME review board

Paul Dowling, M.D.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has appointed Paul Dowling, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and long-time director of allergy and immunology training, to serve on its Review Committee for Allergy and Immunology.

Dowling has served as a member of the School of Medicine faculty since 1998. He is a long-time member of the school’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.

A graduate of Albany Medical College, Dowling completed his pediatrics residency at Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University. He specializes in allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food and drug allergies.

“This is a significant six-year appointment,” said Christine Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. “I fully expect that Dr. Dowling’s appointment to this committee will enhance his program and the work of the GMEC at the School of Medicine, as well as his specialty on a national level.”

The ACGME oversees accreditation of about 9,600 residency and fellowship programs at nearly 700 institutions throughout the United States. Accreditation assures programs and sponsoring institutions meet quality standards for their particular specialty or subspecialty practice.