close   X

healthcare locations

Search Locations

close   X

David Morris, MD, Division Chief


Dr. David Morris is a pediatric allergist and chief, division of allergy at Dayton Children’s Hospital. He has participated in multiple clinical trials, specifically oral food and medication challenges. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and serves as an assistant professor in pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dr. Morris was awarded an American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Fellow-In-Training Grant in Characterization of Eosinophil Progenitors in the Peripheral Blood of Pediatric Patients with Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis (2014).

schedule an appointment

important: Please schedule your appointment at least 4 days out to allow time for pausing any medication that may affect your visit. For the full list of medications that should be discontinued click here.

Watch Dr. Morris discuss Spring allergies on Facebook Live:

education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
  • internship: Dayton Children's Hospital
  • residency: Pediatrics - Wright State University, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
  • fellowship: Allergy and Immunology - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • board certification: Pediatrics, allergy and immunology

awards, honors or organizations

Morris, David (PI), AAAAI Fellow-In-Training Grant, Characterization of Eosinophil Progenitors in the Peripheral Blood of Pediatric Patients with Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis. July 2014-July 2015

publications and presentations

  • Schwartz, JT, Morris D, Collins MH, Rothenberg ME, Fulkerson PC; Eosinophil progenitor levels correlate with pathology in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis, JACI (2019) Vol 143 (3), pages 1221-24
  • Rosenberg CE, Mingler MK, Caldwell JM, Collins MH, Fulkerson PC, Morris D, Mukkada VA, Putnam PE, Shoda T, Wen T, Rothenberg, ME; Esophageal IgG4 Levels correlate with histopathic and transcriptomic features in eosinophilic esophagitis, Allergy (2018); 73:1892-1901
  • Tuttle KL, Schneider TR, Henrickson S, Morris D, Abonia JP, Spergel J, Laidlaw T; Asprin-exacerbrated respiratory disease; not always "adult-onset", JACI: In Practice (2016) Vol. 4 (4) pages 756-758
  • Morris D, Stucke E, Martin LJ, Abonia JP, Mukkada VA, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME, Fulkerson P, Eosinophil progenitor levels are increased in active pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis, JACI (2016), 138 (3):915-918
  • Miller RD, ......Morris D (44 of 63), High-density single-polymorphism maps of the human genome, Genomics (2005) August, 86 (2):117-26.
  • Berberich SJ, Litteral V, Mayo LD, Tabesh D, Morris D, Mdm-2 Gene Amplification in 3T3L1 Preadipocytes, Differentiation (1999) May 64 (4):205-212.


clinical trial experience

  • Compassionate Use Open-Label Study of Anti-IL-5 (Mepolizumab) Treatment in Subjects with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, Sub-Investigator, 2013-2016
  • ARC: Oral Desnsitization to Peanut in Peanut-Allergic Children and Adults using Characterized Peanut Allergen (CPNA) Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Safety Follow-On Study, Sub-Investigator, 2014-present
  • A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Phase III Pivotal Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Peanut Epicutaneous Immunotherapy with ViaSkin(R) Peanut in Peanut-Allergic Children (PEPITES Study), Sub-Investigator, 2015-2016
  • MTAX: A Phase 2 Study Multi Oral Immunotherapy in Multi Food allergic Patients to Test Tolerance, Sub-Investigator, 2015-present
  • REGENERON Protocol R668-EE-1324: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Dupilumab in Adult Patients with Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sub-Investigator, 2015-present
  • CEGIR 7802: SOFEED Study: Six Food vs One Food Eosinophilic Esophagitis Elimination Diet (SOFEED) followed by Swallowed Glucocoricoid Trial, Sub-Investigator, 2015-present
  • PCORI diet study: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Intervention Trail-Randomized 1 Food Elimination vs. 4 Food Elimination Diet followed by Swallowed Glucocorticoids, Sub Investigators 2015-present

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

the great variety in allergy and immunology.

I like working with kids because...

I enjoy their spirit and resiliency in the face of adversity.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I am a lifelong resident of the Dayton area and wanted to give back to my hometown.

Dayton Children's is special because...

It is world class care close to home.

ratings and reviews
star star star star star

Dayton Survey

It's always great experiences I feel supported in my child's health and well being

star star star star star

Dayton Survey

He is very kind, listens to every question and has the answers along with studies to back it up.

Dayton Survey

He was very rude

star star star star star

Dayton Survey

They were a pleasure to see. My son has very bad needle phobia and they were able to work with him in a way that allowed him to peacefully take his scratch test. They even showed great follow up to my sons secondary reaction to ragweed. They were able to do most of the follow up online and over the phone and it was wonderful dealing with them.

Load more testimonials...