Alkis Togias is an allergist-immunologist and works as Chief of the Asthma and Inflammation Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is part of large research that shows how immunotherapy can take up to three years to have long-term effects. Alkis Togias received his medical degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1983. For the period 1982-1983, he was a trainee at the Division of Clinical Immunology at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and from July 1983 until June 1985, he was appointed as a research fellow. In 1985, he was intern at The Osler Medical Service and in 1986 a junior assistant resident. In 1987, he became senior assistant resident and in July 1988, a clinical fellow. He completed his studies and education in June 1989.