J. Andrew Bird, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Pediatrics - Allergy and Immunology


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J. Andrew Bird, M.D. graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 and from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 2003.  He completed a Pediatrics residency in 2006 and then an Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2008.  He was the first recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/Food Allergy Initiative Howard Gittis Memorial Award in 2008, which allowed him to complete a clinical research fellowship in food allergy under the direction of Dr. Wesley Burks at Duke University in 2009. 

Dr. Bird joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2009.  He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care, and Director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center.  Dr. Bird’s research interests are in understanding and treating life-threatening reactions to foods, and he is currently working with colleagues in several ongoing clinical trials using food proteins for immunotherapy.

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.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (1999-2003)
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2003-2006), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (2006-2008), Allergy & Immunology
  • Research Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center (2008-2009), Allergy & Immunology
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)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2014, 2018, 2020-2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2011- 2018, 2020-2021
  • Mom-Approved Doctor 2017, Dallas Child Magazine
  • Texas Super Doctor 2015-2017, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Winn Master Physician in Food Allergy 2014, Children's Medical Center
  • Super Doctor - Texas Rising Stars 2012-2014, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Young Faculty Support Award 2012, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Honorary Medical Chair 2011, FAAN Walk
  • NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award 2010-2014
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care 2009-2010
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Howard Gittis Memorial Award 2008
Books & Publications
  • Life-threatening reactions to foods
  • Food allergy treatment

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