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 diagnosing, understanding and treating life-threatening reactions to foods; his clinical research focuses on novel food allergy therapies. His investigations have led to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Bird was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2014, 2016-18, 2020-23, and was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor annually from 2012-23.


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

Untargeted serum metabolomic analysis reveals a role for purinergic signaling in FPIES.
Lozano-Ojalvo D, Chen X, Dunkin D, Agashe C, Baker MG, Bird JA, Molina E, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Berin MC, J Allergy Clin Immunol 2022 Oct
Peanut Cross-contamination in Randomly Selected Baked Goods.
Miller TA, Koppelman SJ, Bird JA, Hernandez-Trujillo V, Thyagarajan A, Mack D, Chalil JM, Green TD, Baumert JL, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2022 Feb
Food Insecurity in the Food Allergic Population: A Work Group Report of the AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee.
Shroba J, Das R, Bilaver L, Vincent E, Brown E, Polk B, Ramos A, Russell AF, Bird JA, Ciaccio CE, Lanser BJ, Mudd K, Sood A, Vickery BP, Gupta R, J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2021 Nov
Safety of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy in Peanut-Allergic Children: REALISE Randomized Clinical Trial Results.
Pongracic JA, Gagnon R, Sussman G, Siri D, Oriel RC, Brown-Whitehorn T, Green TD, Campbell DE, Anvari S, Berger WE, Bird JA, Chan ES, Cheema A, Chinthrajah S, Chong H, Dowling PJ, Fineman SM, Fleischer DM, Gonzalez-Reyes E, Kim EH, Lanser BJ, MacGinnitie A, Mehta H, Petroni D, Rupp N, Schneider LC, Scurlock AM, Sher LD, Shreffler WG, Sindher SB, Stillerman A, Wood R, Yang WH, Bois T, Sampson HA, Bégin P, J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2021 Nov
Reduction in peanut reaction severity during oral challenge after 12 months of epicutaneous immunotherapy.
Bégin P, Bird JA, Spergel JM, Campbell DE, Green TD, Bee KJ, Lambert R, Sampson HA, Fleischer DM, Allergy 2021 Sep
Oral Food Challenge for FPIES in Practice-A Survey: Report from the Work Group on FPIES Within the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee, FAED IS, AAAAI.
Nicolaides R, Bird JA, Cianferoni A, Brown-Whitehorn T, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2021 Sep
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome oral food challenge: Time for a change?
Bird JA, Barni S, Brown-Whitehorn TF, du Toit G, Infante S, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2021 05 126 5 506-515
Acute FPIES reactions are associated with an IL-17 inflammatory signature.
Berin MC, Lozano-Ojalvo D, Agashe C, Baker MG, Bird JA, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 Apr
Reduction in peanut reaction severity during oral challenge after 12 months of epicutaneous immunotherapy
Berin C, Agashe C, Baker MG, Bird JA, Nowak-Wegrzyn A. Allergy 2021 2 147 AB154
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Admissions for Anaphylaxis at Children's Medical Center in Dallas
Boyd K, Parrish C, Bird JA. Allergy 2021 2 147 AB16


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2017-2022)
  • Mom-Approved Doctor
    Dallas Child Magazine (2017-2018)
  • Texas Super Doctor
    Texas Monthly (2015-2022)
  • Winn Master Physician in Food Allergy
    Children's Medical Center (2014)
  • Texas Super Doctor - 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

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