Teresa Kathleen Tarrant, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 200 Trent Dr., DUMC 3874, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-6797
Email address teresa.tarrant@duke.edu

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 Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID). 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.

Education and Training

  • Immunology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2004 - 2005
  • Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2005
  • Rheumatology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2005
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Clinical Investigator Pathway, Duke University School of Medicine, 1999 - 2001
  • M.D., University of Florida, College of Medicine, 1999

Publications

Kienle, Korbinian, Katharina M. Glaser, Sarah Eickhoff, Michael Mihlan, Konrad Knöpper, Eduardo Reátegui, Maximilian W. Epple, et al. “Neutrophils self-limit swarming to contain bacterial growth in vivo.” Science 372, no. 6548 (June 18, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe7729.

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34140358
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Rabjohns, Emily M., Katlyn Hurst, Arin Ghosh, Maria C. Cuellar, Rishi R. Rampersad, and Teresa K. Tarrant. “Paget's Disease of Bone: Osteoimmunology and Osteoclast Pathology.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 21, no. 4 (March 25, 2021): 23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-021-01001-2.

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33768371
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Chu, Philip, Maria C. Cuellar, Sonali J. Bracken, and Teresa K. Tarrant. “A Mimic of Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ochronosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 21, no. 3 (March 5, 2021): 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-021-01002-1.

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33666743
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Udupa, Akrithi, David Leverenz, Stephen J. Balevic, Rebecca E. Sadun, Teresa K. Tarrant, and Jennifer L. Rogers. “Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19: a Rheumatologist's Take on the Lessons Learned.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 21, no. 1 (January 21, 2021): 5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-020-00983-9.

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33475900
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Min, Hyunjung, Li Xu, Roberta Parrott, Christopher C. Overall, Melina Lillich, Emily M. Rabjohns, Rishi R. Rampersad, et al. “Mesenchymal stromal cells reprogram monocytes and macrophages with processing bodies.” Stem Cells 39, no. 1 (January 2021): 115–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/stem.3292.

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33166420
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Malcolm, Elizabeth, Zachary Brandon, John Paul Shoup, Lauren Wilson, Heather King, Allison Lewinski, Melissa Greiner, et al. “IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF RHEUMATOLOGY E-CONSULTS INTERVENTION TO REDUCE SPECIALIST WAIT TIMES.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35:S167–S167, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Min, H., L. Xu, R. Parrott, E. M. Rabjohns, R. R. Rampersad, T. K. Tarrant, C. Overall, et al. “Reprogramming inflammatory macrophages with mesenchymal stromal cells.” In Cytotherapy, 22:S83–84, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Wickenheisser, V., E. M. Zywot, E. Rabjohns, N. Orlova, C. M. Marvin, S. Ding, D. S. Lawrence, and T. R. Tarrant. “Photo-released drugs: A targeted treatment approach for arthritis.” In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, Vol. 11223, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2546949.

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