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Teresa Kathleen Tarrant

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology
200 Trent Dr., DUMC 3874, Durham, NC 27710
235 Sands Resarch Bldg, 303 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710


I first became interested in clinical immunology as a medical student studying autoimmune inflammatory eye disease at the National Institutes of Health.  Since then, I have been inspired to understand what causes autoimmunity and immune deficiency disorders in order to improve the quality of life for my patients.  I see patients with multiple complex immune disorders with particular expertise in autoimmune and Rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjogren's syndrome, and the immunodeficiency disorders Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency (ADA) disorders, and WHIM (Warts, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infections, and Myelokathexis). My research investigates immune targets that may impact either the development of immune disease or identify new therapies for patients.  The goal is to help us understand why and how immunologic diseases develop so that we may better treat them.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2018 - Present Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Florida, College of Medicine · 1999 M.D.