About Cindy Salm Bauer, MD

Dr. Cindy Bauer founded the Phoenix Children's Allergy and Immunology Clinic in 2013. Her areas of interest include food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma, allergic/atopic diseases, and immunodeficiencies. She has authored multiple peer reviewed manuscripts/abstracts and currently is participating in several multi-center NIH funded studies including the ORBEX study (learn more at https://breatheeasyearly.infobreatheasyearly.com), the PARK study (Preventing Asthma in High Risk Kids), the Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration studies (learn more at http://www.emnet-usa.org/Marc_35/M35.htm), and more. She is passionate about medical education and serves as Site-Director for the Mayo Clinic Arizona/Phoenix Children's Hospital Allergy and Immunology Fellowship.

In the community, Dr. Bauer is involved with Camp-Not-A-Wheeze (serving as the Medical Director of this non-profit organization) and is past President of the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society. Dr. Bauer is committed to providing excellent and compassionate patient care in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She offers the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options, and she strives to partner with a child's other care providers to identify and treat allergic/immunologic conditions.

Outside of work, Dr. Bauer is married and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and therefore often visits her hometown in Wisconsin.

Medical School / Education

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Aurora Health Care / St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI


Aurora Health Care / Sinai and St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI


(Allergy and Clinical Immunology) Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Food allergy

Eosinophilic Esophagitis



Primary Immunodeficiencies



Top Doctor Recipient, PHOENIX magazine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Arizona Asthma Coalition

Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)

Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

Freeman CF, Murillo JC, Hines H, Wright BL, Schroeder S, Bauer CS. Learning Early About Peanut-Triggered Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. Journal of Food Allergy, 2021;3(1): 32-36.

Freeman C, Wright B, Bauer CS, Rukasin C, Chiang S, Marsh R, Taylor S, Jacobsen S, Miller H, Badia P. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma as a unique presenting malignancy in X-linked magnesium defect with EBV infection and neoplasia (XMEN) disease. Clinical Immunology, 2021;226:108722.

Phipatanakul W, Mauger DT, Guilbert TW, Bacharier LB, Durrani S, Jackson DJ, Martinez FD, Fitzpatrick AM, Cunningham A, Kunselman S, Wheatley LM, Bauer CS, Davis CM, Geng B, Kloepfer KM, Lapin D, Liu AH, Pongracic JA, Teach SJ, Chmiel J, Gaffin JM, Greenhawt M, Gupta MR, Lai PS, Lemanske RF, Morgan WJ, Sheehan WJ, Stokes J, Thorne PS, Oettgen HC, Israel E. Preventing Asthma in High Risk Kids (PARK) with Omalizumab: Design, Rationale, Methods, Lessons Learned and Adaptation. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2021;100:106228.

Goodwin M, Lee E, Lakshmanan U, Shipp S, Froessl L, Barzaghi F, Passerini, Narula M, Sheikali A, Lee CM, Bao G, Bauer CS, Miller HK, Garcia-Lloret M, Butte MJ, Bertaina A, Shah A, Pavel-Dinu M, Hendel A, Porteus M, Roncarolo MG, Bacchetta R. CRISPR-based gene editing enables FOXP3 gene repair in IPEX patient cells. Science Advances, 2020;6(19).

Hasegawa K, Mansbach JM, Bochkov YA, Gern JE, Piedra PA, Bauer CS, Teach SJ, Wu S, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA Jr. Association of rhinovirus-C bronchiolitis and IgE sensitization during infancy with development of recurrent wheeze: A multicenter prospective cohort study. JAMA Pediatr 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0384.

Hasegawa K, Piedra P, Bauer CS, Celedon J, Mansbach J, Spergel J, Espinola J, Camargo C. Nasopharyngeal CCL5 in infants with severe bronchiolitis and risk of recurrent wheezing: A multicenter prospective cohort study. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 2018; 48:1063-1067.

Schroeder S, Ochkur S, Olson N, Shim K, Galvin K, Dellon E, Bauer CS, Lee J, Wright B. Throat-derived eosinophil peroxidase is not a reliable biomarker of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 2017; 5(6): 1804-1805.

Tvrdik M, Bauer CS, and Schroeder S. Eosinophilic Esophagitis Induced by Aeroallergen Sublingual Immunotherapy in an Enteral Feeding Tube Dependent Pediatric Patient. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2017; 119(1):88-89.

Bauer CS and Rank M. Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Subcutaneous versus Sublingual Immunotherapy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2014; 134(3):765.

Bauer CS and Halbrich M. Chapter 2: Cells Involved in Immune Responses. ACAAI Review for the Allergy and Immunology Boards-Second Edition. 2013 by American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Bauer CS. Chapter 3: Specific Immune Responses. ACAAI Review for the Allergy and Immunology Boards-Second Edition. 2013 by American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Bauer CS, Kampitak T, Messieh M, Kelly K, Vadas P. Heterogeneity in Presentation and Treatment of Catamenial Anaphylaxis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2013;111(2):107-11. Doi:10.1016/j.anai.2013.06.001.

Bauer CS, Vadas P, Kelly K. Methylene Blue for Refractory Anaphylaxis-Is it a Magic Bullet?: The Authors' Response. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013;31(7):1140-1141.

Bauer CS, Chiu A, Zafra H, Gimenez L, Nugent M, Simpson P, Vasudev M. The Value of an Allergy/Immunology Rotation in an Academic Tertiary Medical Center. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2013;110(6):468-469.

Bauer CS, Vadas P, Kelly K. Methylene Blue for the Treatment of Refractory Anaphylaxis without Hypotension. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013;31(1):264.e3-5.


Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)


Medical Education

Allergen Immunotherapy


Food Allergy


Excellent and consistent staff all around. Everyone was very genuine and thorough. Dr. Bauer was a great listener, addressed every concern, and went above and beyond more than I expected. Every single staff member was kind and helpful (which is rare now in healthcare unfortunately). Phoenix Children's truly lives up to its name and reputation.

Dr. BAUER is Very helpful and gives great information based on my sons condition. Every visit has been pleasant. I would recommend Dr. BAUER to anyone having immunology issues. Thank you for all the information and helping us understand out childs condition more each appointment.