Dr. John Andrew Bird graduated medical school from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed a pediatrics residency and an allergy and immunology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bird 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 is a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care, the director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Health℠, and an associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His 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.