Allergy and Immunology

John “Drew” Bird, M.D., visits with patient Mason Alexander, a patient in the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

UT Southwestern Medical Center provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic, and management services for child allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders.

Allergies can affect anyone. While they are generally more common in children, a first-time occurrence can happen at any age, or recur after many years of remission.

Allergic problems in the United States are the sixth leading common cause of chronic disease, according to statistics from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Asthma is the third-ranking cause of childhood hospitalizations under the age of 15.

Evaluation and Treatment

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, patient care and clinical activities are based at the Allergy/Asthma and Immunology Clinics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and at the Aston Ambulatory Center, where we provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic, and management services for children and adults, respectively, with allergy, asthma, and immunological disorders.

Comprehensive physician services, evaluation, and patient/family education encompasses:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Food allergies
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin testing for both routine allergies and drug allergies

Our Specialists

Our medical staff includes allergists/immunologists with years of specialty training, experience, and in-depth knowledge of the evaluation and treatment of allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders. All staff allergists/immunologists have been certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

The clinic staff also includes a clinical nurse specialist, respiratory therapist, clinical pharmacist, nutritionist, and a social worker. Working together, this team provides for all the needs of allergy and immunology patients.