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Benjamin L. Wright, M.D.

  1. Allergist-Immunologist
  2. Pediatrician


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



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 shot
  2. Immunotherapy
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • IgE-mediated food allergy
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  1. 2028
    BASIC SCIENCE MASTERSClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Fellow - Allergy and ImmunologyDuke University Hospital
  3. 2012
    Resident - PediatricsPrimary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah
  4. 2009
    MDUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
  5. 2004
    BA - Interdisciplinary Studies; Chemistry and SpanishArizona State University


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

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Best Oral Abstract on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal DisordersAmerican Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology/American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders
  2. 2020
    Outstanding Reviewer AwardJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
  3. 2020
    Scholar Training AwardConsortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Researchers (CEGIR)
  4. 2017
    Best Oral Abstract on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal DisordersAmerican Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology/American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders
  5. 2016
    Outstanding Abstract Award, Attending CategoryPhoenix Children's Hospital
  6. 2012
    Resident Service to Children AwardUtah Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  7. 2012
    Young Investigator AwardCouncil on School Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
  8. 2005
    RecipientE. Blois DuBois Foundation Scholarship
  9. 2005
    RecipientHill Foundation Scholarship
  10. 2004
    Summa cum laudeArizona State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerPreapplication Food Allergies, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, United States Department of Defense
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberDiversity Research Subcommittee, Diversity Committee, Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR)
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Eosinophil Society
  4. 2018
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerSwiss National Science Foundation
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberCells and Mediators of Allergic Inflammation Committee, The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Committee
  7. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Immunology Society
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberAdverse Reactions to Foods Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  9. 2012 - 2015
    Super UserElectronic Health Record, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University
  10. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  11. 2010 - 2012
    MemberStudent House Staff Advisory Committee, University of Utah
  12. 2005 - 2007
    MemberAdmissions Committee, University of Arizona College of Medicine


Research activities

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