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Bobo Tanner, MD

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Bobo Tanner, MD, is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He has teaching responsibilities for medical students as well as residents, fellows, and nurse practitioners. In addition, Dr. Tanner is Director of the Vanderbilt Osteoporosis Clinic and Co-Founder of the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, and he divides his time seeing patients between the two. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received his medical degree with honors from Bowman Gray Medical School of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Tanner pursued his internship and residency at the Vanderbilt University Hospital, and completed fellowships and board certification in Rheumatology and in Allergy/Immunology. Dr. Tanner is a Board Member and Treasurer of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and serves on the Course Development Committee, which updates the CME bone density courses that are given throughout the year. He is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist and was awarded Clinical Densitometrist of the Year in 2007 by the ISCD. He has served as Registrar of the Department of Rheumatology at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England, where he participated in scleroderma studies. Dr. Tanner has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Tennessee Rheumatology Society and Past President of the Tennessee Allergy Society. His other professional society memberships include the American College of Physicians, The Royal Society of Medicine, and the American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Tanner is certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Society of Clinical Research Associates. He is the primary faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology who conducts sponsored clinical therapeutic trials, including treatments for osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, immunodeficiency, asthma, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. His research has been presented at several national meetings and is published in several journals such as Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Arthritis Care and Research, and Arthritis and Rheumatism.