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Texas Medical Center
West Campus

Allergy and Immunology
Phone: 832-824-1319 (Main) | 832-227-2280 (West)
Fax: 832-825-1260


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Sara Anvari, MD, MSc

Director of Clinical Trials - Food Allergy Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Missouri Kansas City Fellowship Allergy and Immunology 2014
University of Arkansas for Medical Science Residency Pediatrics 2012
University of Arkansas for Medical Science Internship Pediatrics 2010
University of Dublin Medical School MB BCH BAO 2009
University of North Texas Masters Master of Science 2004


Dr. Sara Anvari, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Anvari treats patients with food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy and immune deficiencies.

Dr. Anvari has an interest in both the clinical evaluation and translational research of food allergic disorders, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and atopic dermatitis and has been focused on finding new therapies and improving the understanding of the disease pathology. Her primary research interest focuses on defining cellular and humoral immune profiles in individuals with food allergies and elucidating the mechanisms by which the body develops tolerance from oral immunotherapy. She currently leads research projects to further understand the immunopathogenesis of food allergies and the development of oral tolerance which will provide the groundwork for the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with food allergies.

Overall, Dr. Anvari is focused on improving the quality of life for infants, children and adolescents with allergic disorders. She has dedicated her career, thus far, to understand and investigate the underlying immune mechanisms driving these conditions. Dr. Anvari is dedicated to providing her patients and their families with excellent and comprehensive medical care.

The Clinical Research Center will present the Clinical Research Award for First Quarter 2016 to Dr. Sara Anvari, physician, Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Anvari is a dedicated clinical scientist for the food allergy research trials at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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1 in 5 adults think they have a food allergy. Fewer actually do, study shows 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Member
Clinical Immunology Society Member

Selected Publications

Fleischer DM, Shreffler WG, Campbell DE, Green TD, Anvari S, Assa’ad A, Begin P, et al. Long-term, open-label extension study of the efficacy and safety of epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children: PEOPLE 3 year results. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2020 Oct; 146(4):863-874. PMID: 32659313.

Lee J, Frey C, Miller J, Minard C, Noor M, Anagnostou A, Olive A, Davis CM, Anvari S. Skin Testing with Different Food Formulations in Pediatric Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2020 04; 31(3):329-332 PMID 31765019.

Anvari S, Miller J, Yeh C, Davis CM. IgE-Mediated Food Allergies. Clin Rev in Allergy Immunol 2019 Oct; 57(2):244-260. PMID 30370459.

Anvari S, Vylidal C, Rezaiekhaligh M, Hongying D, Jones B. Genetic Variation Along the Histamine Pathway in Children with Allergic vs Non-Allergic Asthma. American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, 2015 Dec;53(6):802-9. PMID: 25909280. 

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Top Doctor Rising Star, (2018, 2019, 2020)

Texas Top Docs 2020 

American Association of Immunologist Travel for Techniques Grant, 2017 

Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pilot Grant Award, Houston, TX 2016 

Texas Children’s Hospital Clinical Research Award, Houston, TX 2016 

Patient and Family Comments

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