Allan M. Wachter, MD, an Allergist and Immunologist with Ahwatukee Foothills Allergy

Get to know Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Allan M. Wachter, who serves patients in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Wachter, a board-certified and fellowship-trained allergist and immunologist, is the owner and operator of Ahwatukee Foothills Allergy in Phoenix, Arizona. He has special expertise in asthma, acute and chronic hives, nasal allergy, food hypersensitivity syndromes, and sinus infections.

Professionally, the doctor is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Tempe St Luke’s Hospital, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (where he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award). 

Born in New York City, Dr. Wachter earned his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1982. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, followed by his fellowship in allergy & immunology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He received multiple awards during his fellowship for his research in molecular biology.

With a passion for his field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, he is board-certified in pediatric and adult allergy, asthma, and immunology through the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). The ABAI establishes qualifications and examines physicians to become recognized specialists in allergy and immunology. It is a conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Named a “Phoenix Top Doctor” multiple times, Dr. Wachter is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, as well as a member of multiple medical societies such as the Greater Phoenix Allergy Society, the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society, the Maricopa County Medical Society, the Arizona State Asthma Coalition, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

The field of allergy and immunology involves the management of disorders related to the immune system. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems. An allergist and immunologist is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat, and manage allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders, including primary immunodeficiency.

Active in community service projects and teaching medical students, Dr. Wachter has continued his interest in clinical research by currently working with the Veterans Hospital and DoD doing asthma health outcomes research. He and his colleagues have published their asthma research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

As a testament to his success, he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016), On-Time Doctor Award (2016), Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016), and Castle Connolly Top Doctors™ (2012).

In his personal life, Dr. Wachter and his wife, Susan, are blessed with four daughters. In his spare time, he likes to play the piano, as well as read and play with their family puppy.

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