Dr. Michael Tankersley MD
Allergist and Immunologist1458 W Poplar Ave Suite 205 Memphis Tennessee, 38017
Dr. Mike Tankersley, MD, MBA, practices Allergy and Immunology care in Memphis, TN. He is the Founder and Medical Director of The Tankersley Clinic and cares for adult and pediatric patients with allergy, respiratory and skin conditions.
He is double board-certified by The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI); the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
A decorated Air Force Allergist/Immunologist, Dr. Tankersley retired from the military in the grade of Colonel in 2015 after 22 years of active duty service to our nation and returned to his hometown of Memphis to serve his community.
Dr. Tankersley is also currently on the teaching faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Otolaryngology. He serves on the teaching staff for the UTHSC Allergy/Immunology fellowship program where he also works with the residents and medical students.
Education and Training
University of Memphis BS 1989
University of Tennessee MD 1993
University of Tennessee MBA 2017
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
American Board of Pediatrics
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Heparin hypersensitivity: a case of mistaken identity.
- Hymenoptera allergy.
- Cold urticaria: a case report and review of the literature.
- Grapple allergy: the grape or the apple?
- Dose adjustment practices among allergists for local reactions to immunotherapy.
- The GILL study: glycerin-induced local reactions in immunotherapy.
- Transient dermatographism presenting within the first 18 hours after birth in an otherwise healthy newborn.
- The stinging impact of the imported fire ant.
- Patient perceptions regarding local reactions from allergen immunotherapy injections.
- Successful administration of a 1-day imported fire ant rush immunotherapy protocol.
- Perception and practice of sublingual immunotherapy among practicing allergists.
- Antibiotics for the allergist: part 1.
- Antibiotics for the allergist: part 2.
- Compatibility of imported fire ant whole body extract with cat, ragweed, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, and timothy grass allergens.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor, Department of Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center 3 - Present
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Tennessee Health Science Center 7 - Present
- Professor, Department of Otolaryngology University of Tennessee Health Science Center 3 - Present
- Tennessee Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
- American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Tennessee Medical Association
- Memphis Medical Society
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- The Terry Tankersley Memorial Scholarship
Areas of research
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