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Texas Medical Center

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-824-1319
Fax: 832-825-1260


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Carla M. Davis, MD

Chief, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology

Texas Children's Hospital
Director, Food Allergy Program, Texas Children's Hospital
Janie and Sandra Queen Endowed Chair in Immunology and HIV/AIDS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine research fellow Research Fellowship 2005
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Allergy and Immunology 2001
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2000
Baylor College of Medicine internship Pediatrics 1998
Duke University Medical Center medical school Doctor of Medicine 1997


Dr. Davis is a specialist in the Allergy and Immunology Section of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Duke University in 1997. After finishing a three year residency program in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2000, she completed a two year fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. After spending time in private practice, she joined the Baylor faculty and was appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology Section, in 2015. Dr. Davis is focused on improving the quality of life for infants, children and adolescents with food allergies. She is dedicated to providing patients and their families with unparalleled, personalized, family-centered care. She is ultimately dedicated to finding causes and cures for food allergies and food allergy related diseases.

Dr. Davis has published in the area of allergy and immunodeficiency with a focus in underlying immune mechanism of disease with several publications. In 2009, her interest in the diagnosis and treatment of food allergic disease and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) increased and she established a clinic dedicated to the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) at Texas Children's Hospital in collaboration with the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This multi-disciplinary clinic with an allergist, gastroenterologist and dietician currently extensively evaluates patients for food allergies and is equip with a dedicated dietitian to offer nutrition support.

Dr. Davis is the Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Food Allergy Program. This program is a part of the Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network and has several ongoing clinical trials in the area of food allergic disease. Dr. Davis is investigating the role of probiotics in promoting resolution of cow's milk allergy, the effectiveness of food oral immunotherapy, the role of the microbiome in food allergy, better diagnostic methods for seafood allergy, and the comparison of diet and medication therapy in children with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. She also has a robust education program to ensure the safety of food allergic children in Texas schools. Dr. Davis is currently recognized as an expert in the field. She is active as a member of the Adverse Reactions to Food Committee and the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Committee through the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.


Organization Name Role
Academy of Distinguished Educators, Baylor College of Medicine Member
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Member, Adverse Reactions to Food/Eosinophil Gastrointestinal Disorders Committees
Association of Clinical Scientists Fellow
Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society Board of Directors Director
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ad Hoc Committee for Development of Guidelines for Policies for Care of Certain Students at Risk for Anaphylaxis

Selected Publications

Schlegel C, Quintanilla NM, Olive AP, Minard CG, Duvan DP, Xu L, Davis CM. Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Pathologic Diagnosis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2014;113(3):321-2.

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