Richard F. Lockey, MD
Board-Certified Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Specialist
“My interest in allergy and immunology dates back to my childhood. My father was a family physician who later in life specialized in allergy and immunology. This interest blossomed at Haverford College, when I began conducting research in immunology. It continued at Temple University College of Medicine and the University of Michigan, where I published my first paper on aspirin-exacerbated asthma. I was also able to conduct and publish research while serving as a Major and physician in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
“Now I am privileged to direct an outstanding faculty in the world-renowned Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital.
“During my long and varied career, I have been interested in a variety of research subjects, including aspirin-exacerbated asthma, allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots), insect-sting allergy, anaphylaxis, sinusitis, viral-induced asthma, heartburn and asthma, HIV, and other allergic diseases.
"Scientific research, training physicians, and caring for patients are intertwined; each supports excellence in the other. Clinical and basic research and teaching have made me a more informed and skilled physician. Interaction with patients likewise has strengthened my teaching and research skills.
"These interests and accomplishments have enabled me to travel throughout the world to teach other physicians, present research findings, collaborate with other scientists, and to be elected president (2010-2012) of the World Allergy Organization, a group that represents approximately 80 country and regional member associations and all allergists throughout the world.
“Perhaps the greatest pleasure I experience as a physician is being able to deliver skilled and focused care that helps people live better, healthier lives. Being a physician is about being a complete and compassionate human being, trying to make this great nation of ours a better place to live and promote science and excellence of care.”
Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dr. Lockey is married and has two sons and two grandchildren. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, classical music, and collecting antique tools and American brilliant cut glass.
Voted “Best Doctors in America”
- Board Certified: Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
- Fellow: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Physicians; American College of Chest Physicians
- Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Residency: Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Internship: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- MD: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
- MS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- BS: Haverford College, Haverford, PA
- Member: President-Elect (2008-2010), President (2010-2012), World Allergy Organization; Past-President (1992-1993), American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; European Academy of Allergy & Immunology; American Thoracic Society; Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)
- Professor: University Distinguished Health Professor; Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Public Health; Director, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine; James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital
- Publications: Author or coauthor of more than 1,000 scientific publications, books, and monographs; national and international speaker at more than 200 conferences
- Research: Directs and participates in numerous basic studies and clinical research projects at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
- Hospital Affiliations: Tampa General Hospital; James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital; Moffit Cancer Center Hospital; University Community Hospital; All Children’s Hospital