Christopher Parrish, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the departments' joint Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. A specialist in pediatric food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, he serves as Clinical Co-Director of the Dallas Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases and Esophagitis Program at Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Parrish earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he also served an additional year as Chief Resident and then completed advanced training through a fellowship in allergy and immunology.

Certified by the American Boards of Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, Dr. Parrish joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Parrish’s clinical and research interests focus on expanding the understanding of and treatment options for IgE- and non-IgE-mediated food allergy, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and other eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. He serves on the editorial board of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and as an ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ Paediatrics Open, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, and Journal of the American Medical Association.


Medical School
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2007)
University of Southern California Medical Center (2011), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Chief Resident
University of Southern California Medical Center (2012), Internal Medicine
University of Southern California Medical Center (2015), Allergy & Immunology

Research Interest

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergies
  • Non-IgE-mediated food allergy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Reply to "Oral food challenge protocol for food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome: time for a change?"
Bird JA, Crain M, Guenther MW, Parrish CP, J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2020 Sep 8 8 2844
Prevention of Food Allergy: Beyond Peanut
Bird, JA, Parrish C, Patel K, Shih JA, Vickery BP The Journal of Allergy and Immunology 2019 143 2 545-547
Management of peanut allergy: a focus on novel immunotherapies.
Parrish CP Am J Manag Care 2018 Oct 24 19 Suppl S419-S427
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-Induced Anaphylaxis: an Update.
Parrish CP, Kim H Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2018 Jun 18 8 41
Interventional Therapies for the Treatment of Food Allergy.
Parrish CP, Kim EH, Bird JA Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2018 Feb 38 1 77-88
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

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors - Texas Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly (2018-2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  • Dallas County Medical Society/Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society