Benjamin L. Wright, M.D.

  1. Allergist-Immunologist
  2. Pediatrician

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

EnglishSpanish

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.

  1. Allergy shots
  2. Immunotherapy
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • IgE-mediated food allergy
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  1. 2015
    Fellow - Allergy and ImmunologyDuke University Hospital
  2. 2012
    Resident - PediatricsPrimary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah
  3. 2009
    MDUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
  4. 2004
    BA - Interdisciplinary Studies; Chemistry and SpanishArizona State University

Certifications

  1. 2014
    Allergy & ImmunologyAmerican Board of Allergy and Immunology
  2. 2012
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Best Oral Abstract on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal DisordersAmerican Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology/American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders
  2. 2016
    Outstanding Abstract Award, Attending CategoryPhoenix Children's Hospital
  3. 2012
    Resident Service to Children AwardUtah Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  4. 2012
    Young Investigator AwardCouncil on School Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
  5. 2005
    RecipientE. Blois DuBois Foundation Scholarship
  6. 2005
    RecipientHill Foundation Scholarship
  7. 2004
    Summa cum laudeArizona State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberCells and Mediators of Allergic Inflammation Comittee, The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Committee
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Immunology Society
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberAdverse Reactions to Foods Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  5. 2012 - 2015
    Super UserElectronic Health Record, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University
  6. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  7. 2010 - 2012
    MemberStudent House Staff Advisory Committee, University of Utah
  8. 2005 - 2007
    MemberAdmissions Committee, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Publications