David E. Tapke, M.D., M.P.H.

Board Certified in Pediatrics , Allergy, and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. David Tapke received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University, where he graduated with cum laude honors. After that, he developed an interest in public health after working as an AmeriCorps volunteer performing asthma education in the South Bronx of New York City. From there, he went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

After graduating, Dr. Tapke stayed in Chicago for a pediatrics residency at Rush University Medical Center, and he is board certified in pediatrics. Next, he completed a combined adult and pediatric fellowship in allergy and immunology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Returning to his hometown, Dr. David practices as a third-generation physician at Cincinnati Allergy & Asthma Center. He remains committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine with an emphasis on patient-centered care and shared decision making.

Dr. David lives in Hyde Park with his wife and two daughters. His personal interests include music, cooking and travel.


Tapke DE, Scherzer R, Grayson MH. (2018). Unnecessary food allergy testing by primary care providers: ethical implications for the specialist. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. S1081-1206(18): 30570-2.

Codispoti CD, Tapke DE, LoSavio PS, Batra PS, Mahdavinia M. (2018). Living in lower income zip codes is associated with more severe chronic rhinosinusitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 120(2): 207-209.

Rivkina V, Tapke DE, Cardenas LD, Harvey-Gintoft B, Whyte S, Gupta RS. (2014). Identifying Barriers to Chronic Disease Reporting in Chicago Public Schools: A Mixed-Methods Approach. BMC Public Health. 14:1250.



Tapke DE, Prince B, Scherzer R, Stukus D, Mikhail I. (2019, February). Implementation of Early Peanut Introduction Guidelines Among Pediatricians. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. San Francisco, CA.

Tapke DE, Prince B, Hage R, Scherzer R. (2018, November). Abnormal TREC Results on the Ohio Newborn Screen in Children with Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Seattle, WA.

Tapke DE, Prince B, Mustillo P, Alter S, Hage R, Kerns LA, Linard S, Marsh RA, Risma KA, Wasserbauer N, Scherzer R. (2018, March). Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency on the Ohio Newborn Screen Using TREC Analysis: Experience from the First Four Years. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Orlando, FL.

Tapke DE, Brei B, Schwartz T. (2017, March). Improving HPV Vaccination Rates: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Oral presentation at annual education conference of the Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Lisle, IL.

Tapke DE, Benhammuda M, Mehta A, Batra PS, Mahdavinia M. (2016, October). Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis from lower income neighborhoods have a distinct clinical phenotype associated with greater disease severity. Oral presentation at annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. San Francisco, CA.

Tapke DE. (2015, October). Raltegravir-Induced DRESS Syndrome in an HIV Positive Child. Oral presentation at the 2015 National Conference & Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Washington, DC.