Christopher Parrish, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 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 in Internal Medicine and then received 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.

His current clinical trials include:

Dr. Parrish is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society; the Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society; and the Texas Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2003-2007)
  • Chief Resident - University of Southern California Medical Center (2011-2012), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California Medical Center (2013-2015), Allergy & Immunology
  • Residency - University of Southern California Medical Center (2007-2011), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Fellow
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Super Doctors 2018-2020, Texas Monthly
  • Best Doctors 2019-2020, D Magazine
Books & Publications
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergies
  • Non-IgE-Mediated Food Allergy

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric IgE-mediated Food Allergy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis, Gastroenteritis and/or Colitis
  • Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
214-730-5437 Directions

Pediatric Food Allergy Center

at UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano 7609 Preston Road, 3rd Floor, Suite P3500
Plano, Texas 75024
469-497-2504 Directions Parking Info