Benjamin L. Wright, M.D., is an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist. His clinical focus includes:
- Expertise in management of food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis
- Complex coordination of care with gastroenterology providers and dieticians for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
- Interpretation of skin prick tests, serum IgE testing, spirometry and immune labs.
- Evaluation of patients with recurrent infections and diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency disorders.
- Educating patients regarding the immunologic mechanisms underlying allergic disease and immunodeficiency.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Wright is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. He is an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and is a lecturer for the immunology course. His research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis and enhancing diagnostic and treatment approaches to eosinophil-associated diseases. Dr. Wright provides expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.
Dr. Wright also maintains privileges at Phoenix Children's Hospital and serves as a clinical advisor to the Arizona Department of Health Services for newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency. His advocacy efforts also focus on management and anaphylaxis in school systems.
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- IgE-mediated food allergy
- Primary immunodeficiency
Mayo Clinic locations
Fellow - Allergy and ImmunologyDuke University Hospital
Resident - PediatricsPrimary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah
MDUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
BA - Interdisciplinary Studies; Chemistry and SpanishArizona State University
Activities and honors
Awards and honors
Best Oral Abstract on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal DisordersAmerican Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology/American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders
Outstanding Abstract Award, Attending CategoryPhoenix Children's Hospital
Resident Service to Children AwardUtah Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Young Investigator AwardCouncil on School Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
RecipientE. Blois DuBois Foundation Scholarship
RecipientHill Foundation Scholarship
Summa cum laudeArizona State University
- 2017 - present
MemberCells and Mediators of Allergic Inflammation Comittee, The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
- 2016 - present
MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Committee
- 2015 - present
MemberClinical Immunology Society
- 2014 - present
MemberAdverse Reactions to Foods Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- 2012 - 2015
Super UserElectronic Health Record, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University
- 2012 - present
MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- 2010 - 2012
MemberStudent House Staff Advisory Committee, University of Utah
- 2005 - 2007
MemberAdmissions Committee, University of Arizona College of Medicine