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Tamara T. Perry, M.D., FAAP, FAAAAI, is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Allergy and Immunology Division at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She holds the Dr. and Mrs. Leeman King Endowed Chair in Pediatric Allergy. Dr. Perry is a researcher at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Medical Director of Telehealth at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
She received her medical degree from UAMS in 1997 and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2001. After residency, Dr. Perry completed fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Perry joined the faculty of UAMS in August 2004 where she is a member of the Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology and The Center for Respiratory, Asthma, and Allergic Disorders. Dr. Perry’s primary research interest focuses on reducing asthma disparities in pediatric asthma with special emphasis on high-risk and underserved populations.
Other research interests include the natural history of food allergies and the development of new interventions in the treatment of food allergies. Dr. Perry enthusiastically contributes to the education of residents and students at UAMS by participating in the educational mission of the Department of Pediatrics in many capacities.
Dr. Perry’s asthma research focuses on implementing innovative interventions designed and tailored for the specific needs of rural and high-risk children with asthma. She has designed innovative projects that utilize telemedicine and mobile phone technology to improve asthma health outcomes for children with asthma. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the Translational Research Institute.
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Congratulations Arkansas Children's Allergy & Immunology Team, winners of this year's Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award for outstanding teamwork. Combining clinical care and discovery with cutting-edge technology, this team is dedicated to reaching more children where they live, learn and play. Watch their inspirational video