Dennis Ledford, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd
VAR 111D
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: dledford@health.usf.edu

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Education

  • MD, University Of Tennessee, 1976

Recent Publications

  • Lötvall, J.Pawankar, R.Wallace, DV.Akdis, CA.Rosenwasser, LJ.Weber, RW.Burks, AW.Casale, TB.Lockey, RF.Papadopoulos, NG.Fineman, SM.Ledford, DK. We call for iCAALL: International Collaboration for Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 108(4) : 215-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22469437
  • Lötvall, J.Pawankar, R.Wallace, DV.Akdis, CA.Rosenwasser, LJ.Weber, RW.Wesley Burks, A.Casale, TB.Lockey, RF.Papadopoulos, NG.Fineman, SM.Ledford, DK. We call for iCAALL: International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Allergy. 67(4) : 449-50, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22414196
  • Simons, FE.Ardusso, LR.Bilò, MB.Dimov, V.Ebisawa, M.El-Gamal, YM.Ledford, DK.Lockey, RF.Ring, J.Sanchez-Borges, M.Senna, GE.Sheikh, A.Thong, BY.Worm, M. 2012 Update: World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis. Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology. 12(4) : 389-399, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22744267
  • Lötvall, J.Pawankar, R.Wallace, DV.Akdis, CA.Rosenwasser, LJ.Weber, RW.Burks, AW.Casale, TB.Lockey, RF.Papadopoulos, NG.Fineman, SM.Ledford, DK. We call for iCAALL: International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 129(4) : 904-5, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22365583
  • Ledford, DK.Burks, AW.Ballow, M.Cox, L.Wood, RA.Casale, TB. Statement regarding "The public health benefits of air pollution control". The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 130(1) : 24, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22742836
  • Parkerson, J.Ledford, D. Mannitol as an indirect bronchoprovocation test for the 21st century. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 106(2) : 91-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21277509
  • Phillips, JF.Lockey, RF.Fox, RW.Ledford, DK.Glaum, MC. Systemic reactions to subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy and the response to epinephrine. Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 32(4) : 288-94, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21781404
  • Hanania, NA.King, MJ.Braman, SS.Saltoun, C.Wise, RA.Enright, P.Falsey, AR.Mathur, SK.Ramsdell, JW.Rogers, L.Stempel, DA.Lima, JJ.Fish, JE.Wilson, SR.Boyd, C.Patel, KV.Irvin, CG.Yawn, BP.Halm, EA.Wasserman, SI.Sands, MF.Ershler, WB.Ledford, DK. Asthma in the elderly: Current understanding and future research needs--a report of a National Institute on Aging (NIA) workshop. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 128(3 Suppl) : S4-24, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21872730
  • Simons, FE.Ardusso, LR.Bilò, MB.El-Gamal, YM.Ledford, DK.Ring, J.Sanchez-Borges, M.Senna, GE.Sheikh, A.Thong, BY. World Allergy Organization anaphylaxis guidelines: summary. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 127(3) : 587-93.e1-22, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21377030
  • Lieberman, P.Nicklas, RA.Oppenheimer, J.Kemp, SF.Lang, DM.Bernstein, DI.Bernstein, JA.Burks, AW.Feldweg, AM.Fink, JN.Greenberger, PA.Golden, DB.James, JM.Kemp, SF.Ledford, DK.Lieberman, P.Sheffer, AL.Bernstein, DI.Blessing-Moore, J.Cox, L.Khan, DA.Lang, D.Nicklas, RA.Oppenheimer, J.Portnoy, JM.Randolph, C.Schuller, DE.Spector, SL.Tilles, S.Wallace, D. The diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis practice parameter: 2010 update. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 126(3) : 477-80.e1-42, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20692689
  • Canonica, GW.Bousquet, J.Casale, T.Lockey, RF.Baena-Cagnani, CE.Pawankar, R.Potter, PC.Bousquet, PJ.Cox, LS.Durham, SR.Nelson, HS.Passalacqua, G.Ryan, DP.Brozek, JL.Compalati, E.Dahl, R.Delgado, L.van Wijk, RG.Gower, RG.Ledford, DK.Filho, NR.Valovirta, EJ.Yusuf, OM.Zuberbier, T.Akhanda, W.Almarales, RC.Ansotegui, I.Bonifazi, F.Ceuppens, J.Chivato, T.Dimova, D.Dumitrascu, D.Fontana, L.Katelaris, CH.Kaulsay, R.Kuna, P.Larenas-Linnemann, D.Manoussakis, M.Nekam, K.Nunes, C.O'Hehir, R.Olaguibel, JM.Onder, NB.Park, JW.Priftanji, A.Puy, R.Sarmiento, L.Scadding, G.Schmid-Grendelmeier, P.Seberova, E.Sepiashvili, R.Solé, D.Togias, A.Tomino, C.Toskala, E.Van Beever, H.Vieths, S. Sub-lingual immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009. Allergy. 64 Suppl 91: 1-59, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20041860
  • Ledford, DK. Omalizumab: overview of pharmacology and efficacy in asthma. Expert opinion on biological therapy. 9(7) : 933-43, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19527111
  • Lockey, RF.Ledford, DK. Allergens and allergen immunotherapy. Preface. Clinical allergy and immunology. 21: vii, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18828494
  • Miller, AC.Chacko, T.Rashid, RM.Ledford, DK. Fever of unknown origin and isolated noncaseating granuloma of the marrow: could this be sarcoidosis? Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 28(2) : 230-5, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17479610
  • Chacko, T.Ledford, D. Peri-anesthetic anaphylaxis. Immunology and allergy clinics of North America. 27(2) : 213-30, vi, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17493499
  • Cole, SL.Ledford, DK.Lockey, RF.Daas, A.Kooper, J. Primary gastrointestinal lymphangiectasia presenting as cryptococcal meningitis. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 98(5) : 490-2, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17521035
  • Bielory, L.Blaiss, M.Fineman, SM.Ledford, DK.Lieberman, P.Simons, FE.Skoner, DP.Storms, WW. Concerns about intranasal corticosteroids for over-the-counter use: position statement of the Joint Task Force for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 96(4) : 514-25, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16680921
  • Singam, R.Jena, PK.Behera, S.Hellermann, GR.Lockey, RF.Ledford, D.Mohapatra, SS. Combined fluticasone propionate and salmeterol reduces RSV infection more effectively than either of them alone in allergen-sensitized mice. Virology journal. 3: 32, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16719922
  • Ramey, JT.Ledford, D. Daily corticosteroids were not better than as-needed corticosteroids in mild persistent asthma. ACP journal club. 143(3) : 60, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16262217
  • Bukstein, DA.Jones, CA.Ledford, DK.Smith, P.Wechsler, ME.Urbano, FL. Discussing the COSTS of asthma: controlling outcomes, symptoms, and treatment strategies. The American journal of managed care. 11(11 Suppl) : S318-S336; quiz S337-S339, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16236015
  • Ledford, DK. Is oral immunotherapy too good to be true? Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 92(1) : 1-2, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14756456
  • Ledford, D. Inadequate diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis: assessing the damage. Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 24(3) : 155-62, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12866317
  • Ledford, DK. Inflammation and asthma: here, there, everywhere. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 89(4) : 346-7, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12392376
  • Lilly, CM.Churg, A.Lazarovich, M.Pauwels, R.Hendeles, L.Rosenwasser, LJ.Ledford, D.Wechsler, ME. Asthma therapies and Churg-Strauss syndrome. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 109(1) : S1-19, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11799357
  • Ramirez, NC.Ledford, DK. Immunotherapy for allergic asthma. The Medical clinics of North America. 86(5) : 1091-112, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12432871

Awards/Honors

  • Listed in the “America’s Top Doctors” Guide (America's Top Doctors - 2010)