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Allergy and Immunology
William T. Shearer Center for Human Immunobiology
Food Allergy Program
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
AIDS and Retrovirology
Texas Medical Center
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Carla M. Davis, MD
Chief, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology
Director, Food Allergy Program
Janie and Sandra Queen Endowed Chair in Immunology and HIV/AIDS
Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||Research Fellowship||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 Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology Division of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Duke University and completed her residency program in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her allergy and immunology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. After spending time in private practice, she joined the Baylor faculty and was appointed as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology Division in 2020. 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 the underlying immune mechanism of disease. 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 equipped with a dedicated dietitian to offer nutrition support.
Dr. Davis is the Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Food Allergy Program, which is involved in several NIH-funded clinical trials. Dr. Davis is currently recognized as an expert in the field and is active as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
|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|
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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