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J. Andrew Bird, M.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and a member of their joint Division of Allergy of Immunology. He is also the Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care, and Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Bird received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed a pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also finished his advanced training with a fellowship in allergy and immunology. He was the first recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/Food Allergy Initiative Howard Gittis Memorial Award, which allowed him to complete a clinical research fellowship in food allergy under the direction of Dr. Wesley Burks at Duke University.

Dr. Bird joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2009. His research focuses on life-threatening reactions to foods; he is currently working with colleagues in several clinical trials using food proteins for immunotherapy. His investigations have led to many publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Bird was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2014, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022, and was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor in 2018.


Medical School
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2003)
Baylor College of Medicine (2006), Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine (2008), Allergy & Immunology
Research Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center (2009), Allergy & Immunology

Research Interest

  • Food allergy treatment
  • Life-threatening reactions to foods


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Prevention of food allergy: Beyond peanut.
Bird JA, Parrish C, Patel K, Shih JA, Vickery BP J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2019 Feb 143 2 545-547
Effect of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy vs Placebo on Reaction to Peanut Protein Ingestion Among Children With Peanut Allergy: The PEPITES Randomized Clinical Trial.
Fleischer DM, Greenhawt M, Sussman G, Bégin P, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Petroni D, Beyer K, Brown-Whitehorn T, Hebert J, Hourihane JO, Campbell DE, Leonard S, Chinthrajah RS, Pongracic JA, Jones SM, Lange L, Chong H, Green TD, Wood R, Cheema A, Prescott SL, Smith P, Yang W, Chan ES, Byrne A, Assa'ad A, Bird JA, Kim EH, Schneider L, Davis CM, Lanser BJ, Lambert R, Shreffler W JAMA 2019 Feb
Food OIT is Superior to Food Avoidance.
Bird JA Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Nov
AR101 Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy.
Vickery BP, Vereda A, Casale TB, Beyer K, du Toit G, Hourihane JO, Jones SM, Shreffler WG, Marcantonio A, Zawadzki R, Sher L, Carr WW, Fineman S, Greos L, Rachid R, Ibáñez MD, Tilles S, Assa’ad AH, Nilsson C, Rupp N, Welch MJ, Sussman G, Chinthrajah S, Blumchen K, Sher E, Spergel JM, Leickly FE, Zielen S, Wang J, Sanders GM, Wood RA, Cheema A, Bindslev-Jensen C, Leonard S, Kachru R, Johnston DT, Hampel FC, Kim EH, Anagnostou A, Pongracic JA, Ben-Shoshan M, Sharma HP, Stillerman A, Windom HH, Yang WH, Muraro A, Zubeldia JM, Sharma V, Dorsey MJ, Chong HJ, Ohayon J, Bird JA, Carr TF, Siri D, Fernández-Rivas M, Jeong DK, Fleischer DM, Lieberman JA, Dubois AEJ, Tsoumani M, Ciaccio CE, Portnoy JM, Mansfield LE, Fritz SB, Lanser BJ, Matz J, Oude Elberink HNG, Varshney P, Dilly SG, Adelman DC, Burks AW N. Engl. J. Med. 2018 11 379 21 1991-2001
Baked Egg Oral Immunotherapy Desensitizes Baked Egg Allergic Children to Lightly Cooked Egg.
Bird JA, Clark A, Dougherty I, Brown LS, Arneson A, Crain M, Parrish C J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Jul
Food Allergy Point of Care Pearls.
Bird JA Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2018 May 38 2 e1-e8
Additional oral food challenge considerations.
Bird JA, Fleischer DM, Groetch M, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Sicherer S, Young MC J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2018 Apr
Current Status of Potential Therapies for IgE-Mediated Food Allergy.
Parrish CP, Har D, Andrew Bird J Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2018 Feb 18 3 18
Cow's milk-associated chronic food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) exacerbated by extensively hydrolyzed formula.
Joshi SR, Bird JA Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Feb
Food Allergy.
Bird JA Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2018 Feb 38 1 xv-xvi

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2017-2018)
  • Mom-Approved Doctor
    Dallas Child Magazine (2017-2018)
  • Texas Super Doctor
    Texas Monthly (2015-2018)
  • Winn Master Physician in Food Allergy
    Children's Medical Center (2014)
  • Super Doctor - Texas Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly (2012-2014)
  • Young Faculty Support Award
    American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2012)
  • Honorary Medical Chair
    FAAN Walk (2011)
  • NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Asthma and Immunology Howard Gittis Memorial Award
    American Academy of Allergy (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society (2010)
  • American Medical Association (2008-2010)
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2006)
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2006)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2003)