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Benoit Tano, MD, PhD


Benoit Tano, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins-fellowship trained in allergy and clinical immunology and number one bestselling author of The Layman’s Guide to Integrative Immunity (2016), Benoît Tano, M.D. is a specialist, pioneer and foremost expert in the field of Integrative Immunity. Dr. Tano is the founder of Integrative Immunity Health System, PC located in Edina, Minnesota, and the International Academy of Integrative Immunity (I-AIIM). He combines his vast expertise in allergy and clinical immunology and in hormone imbalance syndrome to treat the root causes of 21st century chronic diseases.

Dr. Tano graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed his internal medicine residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) in Columbus. He then spent two years in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research fellowship: one year at OSUMC, and the other year at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, NC, where he worked with the Respiratory Global Health Outcomes group.

After completing his clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center in Baltimore, Dr. Tano joined the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) as an associate professor of medicine (Allergy and Clinical Immunology). While at UTHSCT, he became interested in the relationship between environmental pollution and hormone imbalance syndrome and their impact on obesity, obesity-related chronic diseases, allergies, anxiety/depression, and cancer.

Dr. Tano was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (2002) and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (2006). He is also the author of Hormone Imbalance Syndrome: America's Silent Plague - Uncovering the Roots of the Obesity Epidemic and Most Common Diseases (2012). The Allergy Detective Series, Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Secrets Your Doctor May Not Tell You (2011) and the Nasal Allergy Treatment Roadmap (2013).

In addition to his extensive experience in medicine, Dr. Tano holds a Ph.D. in economics and taught economics for seven years at the University of Toledo prior to entering medical school. He has been published in numerous peer review research journals, and has presented his research at various professional national and international conferences.

Dr. Tano is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. Tano has been a frequent and well received lecturer for A4M's Integrative Medicine fellowship program. He lectures internationally in English and French.