Message from the Director
Welcome to the Allergy and Immunology Training Program at UT Southwestern!
Our training program has been in existence since 1982 and is a strong clinically-oriented program with a diverse patient population. UT Southwestern fellows also participate in research ranging from basic immunology, to translational projects to interventional or observational clinical research. Our mission is to train fellows capable of managing complex allergic and immunologic disorders, whether in private practice or an academic setting. Our pass rate for the ABAI exam has been 100% for over 10 years.
Our hospital facilities support a robust consultant service. Over the years, the campus has expanded markedly, with the state of the art William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, which opened in 2014, and the expansion of the Dallas County’s public hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, to its new home in 2015. Zale Lipshy University Hospital is one of the premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers in the country. Children's Health℠ is the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. All hospitals and clinics are conveniently located in one single district and are connected via walkways or elevated shuttles.
There are two primary continuity clinics at Parkland. The Allergy clinic sees both allergic and adult immunologic disorders while the Asthma clinic manages moderate to severe asthma patients by referral. Both are staffed by full-time UT Southwestern and volunteer clinical faculty. Additional clinic experience is gained at the Aston Ambulatory Care Center (clinics of David Khan, M.D., and Christian Wysocki, M.D.) where tertiary and quaternary referrals are seen for a variety of A&I disorders.
The Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center (led by Drew Bird, M.D.) opened in 2010 and is the site for both clinical and research experiences in food allergy. Children’s also hosts a Jeffrey Modell Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies clinic (led by Maite de la Morena, M.D.) where fellows see a wide range of primary immune deficiencies and autoinflammatory disorders. In addition to these centers, general allergy/immunology clinics with volunteer faculty preceptors provide broad-based training in childhood allergic disease.
As mentioned previously, a solid research experience is essential to our fellowship training. All fellows participate in clinical research through the Inner City Asthma Multicenter Study group (led by Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D.). Other common areas of research that fellows have been involved with include: drug allergy, chronic urticaria, food allergy, primary immunodeficiency, and neurocognitive disorders and asthma. Our Allergy Divisions collaborate extensively with other divisions and departments on numerous research projects, ensuring that fellows can be involved with several projects. Recent publications by fellows are listed here.
The city of Dallas is among the top 10 largest cities in the U.S. Whether you like sports, the arts, fine restaurants, or even the great outdoors, you will find plenty to do in Dallas. Most people find the temperate climate of Dallas appealing as well, and the cost of living is well below that of comparably sized cities. Our two airports also allow nonstop travel to most destinations.
Applications should be submitted through ERAS. We accept two fellows per year and welcome both internal medicine and pediatric trained residents. In general, we interview a select number of highly qualified candidates and have done well in the Match over the years.
If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact me or Demetria Wilson, our administrative assistant, at 214-648-5659.
David Khan, M.D.