William T. Hark, M.D.


Updated 12/6/2022

I am an allergist with Richmond Allergy and Asthma Specialists. I did my allergy fellowship training at the University of Virginia and graduated the program in 1998. I am board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. I have been in practice for over twenty years. I really like the field of allergy and immunology as determining the cause and treating allergic conditions can greatly improve the quality of people's lives. Being an allergist is like being a detective to figure out the cause of allergic disease. I also like the opportunity to care for the entire family. I have been named, in Richmond Magazine, a “Top Doc” for multiple years as voted on by other local physicians for whom they would send their own patients and family members for allergy care. I have trained residents and am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at VCU Medical Center. I have been active in the national allergy societies and am on the Adverse Reactions to Food Committee and was previously on the Immunotherapy, Allergen Standardization and Allergy Diagnostics Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

I graduated from The University of Virginia in 1989. Of course, I will always be a Wahoo, and I freely admit to being obnoxious about it. After college, I spent the summer driving a loop around the country and camping with a couple of friends. I attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia which is part of VCU in Richmond, Virginia. I don't consider it to be "VCU School of Medicine." I stayed for an additional three years for residency training in Internal Medicine at MCV. They have a very challenging and rewarding Internal Medicine program that I highly recommend.

For over twenty five years, I have chased storms across Tornado Alley and the Mid-Atlantic. I've intercepted many tornadoes, supercells and other severe weather. My video has been shown on The Weather Channel, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and multiple news networks. Storm chasing represents the perfect combination of adventure, photography, art and science. In addition to storm photos, I've had numerous nature and butterfly photos published in books, magazines, calendars and used in advertising. I have enjoyed photography since childhood and shot photos for school newspapers, magazines and yearbooks. As an adult, I mainly shoot butterflies, storms, wildlife, and landscapes. I enjoy going out with my friends, hiking, and fishing. Spending time with my family and friends is very important to me. I also enjoy traveling and have been to many countries including Italy, England, Ireland, Kenya, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico , and Guatemala. I plan more travel when money and time are available. There are many amazing places to explore in the United States and around the world. I regularly go to the gym. I was on the board of Virginia Opera for many years and have helped raise money for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).

I am married to Ginny, the love of my life. We enjoy spending time with our kids, visiting friends and travel.

Publications and programs that have used my photos and video. Also, my video brokers, talks, DVD/Blu-Ray productions

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