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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

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, Suite WA460 - 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77094

Sara Anvari, MD, MSc

Director of Clinical Trials - Food Allergy Program

Director of COVID Vaccine Allergy Clinic
Director of Penicillin Allergy Clinic
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


As the Director of Clinical Trials for the TCH Food Allergy Program, Dr. Anvari has been an advocate for food allergic patients and has helped develop and bring the latest food allergy clinical trials to Texas Children's Hospital. 

In addition to her strong interest in preventing and treating all forms of allergic and immunological conditions, Dr. Anvari has established subspecialty clinics focused on treating patients with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)COVID vaccine allergies and penicillin allergy delableing. She is committed to improving the quality of life for infants, children and adolescents with allergic and immunologic disorders. 

Dr. Anvari currently leads clinical and basic science research projects evaluating food, drug, and vaccine allergies. 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.

View News Articles:

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

Sara Anvari, MD, MSc: Urticaria and Angioedema Events Following COVID-19 Vaccination

61% of anaphylactic events occur in the home

Urticaria, angioedema events account for 13% of COVID-19 vaccine reactions


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

Selected Publications

Anvari S and Ruffner MA. Adult Food-Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. Front Allergy. 2022; 3:889879. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35769585

Anvari S, Brunner S, Tuano KS, Su B, Karnaneedi S, Lopata A, Davis CM. Similar IgE Binding Patters in Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Asian Shrimp Species in US Shrimp Allergic Patients. Allergy. 2022 May 7. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35524542

Anvari S, Watkin LB, Minard CG, Schuster K, Hassan O, Anagnostou A, Orange JS, Corry DB, Davis CM. Reduced pro-inflammatory dendritic cell phenotypes are a potential indicator of successful peanut oral immunotherapy. PLOS One. 2022; 17(5):30264674. PMID: 35617270

Fernandez-Davila N, Taylor M, Anvari S. Hypersensitivity Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines: Identify High-Risk Children and Vaccinate the Rest. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Mar. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35254412 

Blumenthal KG, Freeman EE, Saff RR, Robinson LB, Wolfson AR, Foreman RK, Hashimoto D, Banerji A, Li L, Anvari S, Shenoy ES. Delayed Large Local Reactions to mRNA-1273 Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. N Engl J Med. 2021 Apr; 384(13):1273-1277. PMID 33657292

View PubMed Publications


Norton Rose Fulbright Award for Teaching and Evaluation (2022) American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Allergists' Community Foundation Grant (2022) Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society A/I Fellowship Award Grant (2022) Top Doctor Rising Star (2018, 2019, 2020) Texas Top Docs (2020, 2021, 2022) National Institute of Health/NIAID R01 Grant (Microneedles for Treatment of Peanut Allergies; PI: Gill, Co-I: Anvari) 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) 

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