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Basil Kahwash, MD, Allergy & Immunology, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Allergy & Immunology Nashville, TN


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  • Dr. Basil Kahwash is an allergist/immunologist in Nashville, TN and is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Toledo and has been in practice 1 year. He also speaks multiple languages, including Arabic and Spanish. He is experienced in asthma, allergic reactions, skin allergies, and internal medicine.

Education & Training

  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalFellowship, Allergy and Immunology, 2018 - 2020
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 2015 - 2018
  • The University of Toledo College of Medicine
    The University of Toledo College of MedicineClass of 2015

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2017 - 2024
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2020 - 2024
  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology Allergy & Immunology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Abstract on Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases AAAAI and APFED, 2019
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Inductee 2014

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis: a brief review  
    BM Kahwash, V Prasad, Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 9/1/2015


  • Diagnosis of a combined immunodeficiency in an elderly patient with recurrent pneumonia
    Brynne Underwood, Basil Kahwash, Kara Wada, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference, 10/4/2020
  • Implementation of a Health Literacy Tool Among Caregivers of Children with Persistent Asthma
    Basil M. Kahwash, David R. Stukus, AAAAI Annual Meeting, 3/14/2020
  • A “Two-Hit” Hypothesis: Strongyloides Hyperinfection Unmasked by Corticosteroids in a Patient with HTLV-1
    Basil M. Kahwash, Jose Bazan, Kara Wada, World Allergy Congress, Lyon, France, 12/12/2019

Authored Content

  • Eye on the Immune System: The ACAAI Annual Meeting Explores Management of Compromised ImmunityNovember 2022
  • Lifestyle Counseling Works Best When All Health Care Leaders Work TogetherAugust 2022
  • The Virtual ACAAI 2020 Conference: Everything We Loved About Past Conferences, Now OnlineNovember 2020
  • What's Behind the Spike in Food Allergies?May 2017
  • From the Stethoscope to the Magnifying Glass: Sherlock Holmes and Medicine in Late 19th Century BritainAugust 2015
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  • Vice Chair, AAAAI Sports, Exercise and Fitness Committee 2021 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Arabic, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations