Christopher Parrish, M.D. graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 and from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2007. After completing a combined residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in 2011 at the University of Southern California, he remained at that institution for a year as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and for a year as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. His Allergy and Immunology fellowship was also completed at USC, in 2015.

Dr. Parrish joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2016, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Parrish is Clinical Co-Director of the Dallas Eosinophilic GI Disease and Esophagitis Program (DEEP), the only multidisciplinary clinic caring for children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and other eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) in north Texas. His research interests focus on expanding the understanding of and treatment options for IgE-mediated food allergy, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), EoE and other EGIDs.


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