Phoenix Allergy Specialists

We understand allergens affecting Arizonans and can provide relief for Arizona allergy and asthma sufferers.

Allergy & Asthma Specialist

Phoenix Allergy & Asthma is dedicated to providing the most up to date medical care for those who suffer from allergies and/or asthma. Dr. Michael Saavedra, a native of New Orleans, has practiced in the valley since 2009. He is double board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine, treating both children and adults of all ages. Education is an integral part of each patient’s treatment plan and the medical staff at Phoenix Allergy & Asthma is committed to delivering the best medical care possible. Dr. Saavedra is the past president of the Arizona Allergy & Asthma Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.


  • Medical School – Louisiana State University
  • Residency – Louisiana State University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship – University of Texas Medical Branch, Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – 2007
  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology (Adult & Pediatric) – 2008

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Fellow
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Member
  • Arizona Allergy & Asthma Society – Past President
  • Maricopa County Medical Society – Member

Awards and Publications

  • Saavedra, M., Sur, S. Down regulation of the high-affinity IgE receptor associated with successful treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria with omalizumab. Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2011, 9:2 January 19, 2011
  • Saavedra, M., J.A. Grant. Successful treatment of a patient with urticarial vasculitis and angioedema. ACAAI Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Saavedra, M., N. Dharajiya, D.R. Redding, I. Boldogh, C.Y. Lee, S. Sur. Scavenging of reactive oxidative species generated by pollen NADPH oxidases inhibits Th2 and Th17 cytokine production from johnson grass sensitized human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. AAAAI Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Saavedra, M. Development of a type II hypersensitivity reaction following exposure to sodium hypochlorite. ACAAI Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Saavedra, M., R. Culotta, S. Kamboj, S. Chaney, F. Lopez. A middle- aged Woman with an anterior mediastinal mass and respiratory failure. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 157 (4): 183-6, 2005
  • Calhoun, W., M. Saavedra, S. Thomas. Chapter 22: Biology of Monocytes and Macrophages. Middleton’s Allergy Principles and Practice. 7th Edition
  • Hospital Academic Fellowship Award, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2007 – 2008
  • Travel Award/Speaker Honorarium, The Texas Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Fellow in Training Travel scholarship, American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology National Meeting, 2007


Dr. Michael Saavedra

Accepting New Patients

Phoenix Allergy & Asthma is accepting new patients. We are dedicated to providing the most up to date medical care to those who suffer with either seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms. We also specialize in providing comprehensive treatment for asthma patients of all ages.