Santiago Quirce is Head of the Department of Allergy at University Hospital La Paz, Madrid (Spain) since 2007. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Santander, Spain, in 1983, and he obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Cantabria in 1991. After completing specialty training in Allergology at Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid, he spent one year as Research Fellow at Vancouver General Hospital, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia (Canada). Then he joined Fundación Jiménez Díaz at Madrid, where he spent 9 years as a consultant allergist and clinical researcher.

He has a broad research interest including asthma and rhinitis, and occupational allergy.

Dr. Quirce has edited and authored numerous publications and peer-reviewed papers, including several books. He has been a board member of the Asthma Committee of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), and past chair of the of the Asthma Committee of the Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC) and chair of the Interest Group on Occupational Allergy of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).