Meet Dr. Taryn Bolling
Dr. Taryn Bolling is a highly respected Infectious Diseases Specialist who is double board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. She grew up in Bristol, Virginia, a small town in Southwest Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. During her time at the University of Virginia, she discovered her love of travel medicine and decided to travel on her first medical mission trip to Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, she worked alongside other university students, in elementary schools; bringing medical and educational supplies to small communities in rural Costa Rica.
Upon completion of her undergraduate training, Dr. Bolling volunteered with Crossroads Medical Mission, a non-profit mobile medical clinic that provides free medical treatment to impoverished communities in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
She went on to pursue and earned a medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. While in medical school she earned the Moss scholarship, an award of distinction presented to medical
scholars who exemplify outstanding leadership skills, and medical aptitude and are at the top of their class. Dr. Bolling
believes our national interests are inevitably linked to the health of people throughout the world, and our health, much like education, is an investment in human capital that can help break cycles of poverty and instability, thereby contributing to our overall well-being as a nation as well. Armed with this belief, she joined the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) an organization that provides access to healthcare for low-resource and medically underserved families around the world by raising money for medical clinics in Uganda, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. She was also a member of DOCARE International, a non-profit medical outreach program that
Dr. Bolling believes our national interests are inevitably linked to the health of people throughout the world, and our health, much like education, is an investment in human capital that can help break cycles of poverty and instability, thereby contributing to our overall well-being as a nation as well.
She has also been an expert case reviewer on a series of cases of amoebic meningoencephalitis at the University of Florida. Furthermore, she is the main author of several case reports, including “An Unusual Case of Ehrlichiosis
Dr. Bolling believes that smaller, early interventions in patient care allow for more successful clinical outcomes.
brings health care to underserved communities in remote areas of the Western Hemisphere and in countries such as Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, India, Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania.
After graduating from medical school with top honors, Dr. Bolling completed her Internal Medicine residency at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. During her residency, she served as a career development mentor to younger members of her class.
Upon graduation from her residency program, Dr. Bolling pursued an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While in fellowship, she built upon her keen interest in travel and tropical medicine by focusing primarily on the epidemiology and surveillance of travel-related illness, prevention and treatment of travel-associated infections, infections associated with mass gatherings, migration-related infections, vaccines, and vaccine-preventable disease, global policy/regulations for disease prevention and control, and practical clinical issues for travel and tropical medicine practitioners. Dr. Bolling is actively engaged in research in areas of controversy and debate in travel medicine; particularly areas where her research may inform guidelines and policy pertinent to travel medicine and the prevention of infectious disease.
Manifesting with Hyponatremia, Acute Encephalopathy, and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis” and “Pneumocystis jirovecci pneumonia presenting as a large pulmonary mass in a patient with AIDS”. Her interests include coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), infections in immunocompromised patients, HIV, antimicrobial stewardship, and Travel Medicine.
Dr. Bolling believes that smaller, early interventions in patient care allow for more successful clinical outcomes. She places immense value on maintaining an honest and open dialogue with her patients throughout their treatment process. She is dedicated to meeting the needs and goals of all her patients. Known for her attention to detail and expert skill, Dr. Bolling is also well known for her spunky, optimistic attitude, compassionate & gentle bedside manner and she always ensures that all her patients receive the best care possible.
Outside of her passion for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Bolling enjoys volunteering, traveling the world, running, hiking, spending time with her two small dogs, and watching movies with family and friends.