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Wytske Fokkens


Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology | Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Director | European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway Diseases (EUFOREA)

Wytske Fokkens


Wytske J. Fokkens, MD, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. She is the Director of the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway Diseases (EUFOREA) Innovation Forum, Chairperson of the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS), and a member of the European Rhinologic Society Foundation Committee. 

Prof. Fokkens is a founding member of EUFOREA, member of the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma Initiative, which develops guidelines for the management of concurrent allergic rhinitis and asthma, and center leader for the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, a consortium of leading European research centers specializing in allergic diseases. She received the 2015 Paul Ehrlich Award for Experimental Research from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in 2015 and is an honorary member of EAACI, the Spanish and Greek Societies of Otorhinolaryngology, and the Romanian Rhinologic Society. 

Prof. Fokkens is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed papers on allergy and rhinology. Her main field of interest is sinus surgery and mucosal pathology of the upper and lower airways. She has written a textbook on rhinology and skull base surgery and has led an advanced sinus surgery course for more than 15 years. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Rhinology and Associate Editor of Allergy.

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