Teresa Kathleen Tarrant, MD

Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 10207 Cerny St., Ste #200B, Duke Rheumatology Clinic At Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone (919) 684-4499
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 at 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


Tarrant, TK, Frazer, DH, Aya-Ay, JP, and Patel, DD. "B cell loss leading to remission in severe systemic lupus erythematosus." The Journal of rheumatology 30, no. 2 (February 2003): 412-414. (Review)