Dr. Marek Pienkowski, MD
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Dr. Marek Pienkowski, MD


Allergy & Immunology | Male

Allergic Disease Asthma/Immnlgy 7417 Kingston Pike Ste 101 Knoxville, TN 37919 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Each patient deserves individual attention. I am dedicated towards treating every patient as a person, not a series of symptoms.


Dr. Marek Pienkowski, MD is an allergy & immunology doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Pienkowski is affiliated with East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Holston Valley Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Seymour, TN |
Amazing!! He has really been a help to me. He also has a great sense of humor. I was amazed at how well everything was explained to me and how involved he was in the actual testing. He didn't just leave everything up to the nurses to do.
Knoxville, TN |
The Dr. was very knowledgable about allerg/imm. The recep & the shot room nurse were unorganized, demeaning and rude. The first app I had sched for injections-they didn't have me on the sched, my serum was not mixed (causing a HUGE bill for me due to changing ins. $900). They locked the door-literally in my face at 3:59. (They closed at 4pm) Icalled the office while at the door and recep said "sorry the nurse left already, you can return tomorrow or Saturday. I never returned. No one called me.
Indianapolis, IN |
Dr. Pienkowski and his staff make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for my children and I. I feel fortunate that a little over a year ago a friend recommended I go see Dr. Pienkowski with my son who was suffering from terrible stomach aches and generally poor health. Dr. Pienkowski now sees my entire family. He is extremely knowledgeable, takes his time to explain each patients diagnosis and treatment, and makes it obvious he genuinely cares.
in Cornelius, NC |
TERRIBLE office staff. Don't even bother trying to call anyone to set up an appointment or ask a question. Tried calling 4 times and was hung up on each time. So unprofessional and very rude. Your health means nothing to these people if it means they have to answer a question.
We use every review as guidance on how to improve the patient experience at our Clinic. Apologies for the delayed reply, but Healthgrades responded to a verification request for this comment a day ago. The experience described in this comment is clearly a marked departure from the standards Dr. Pienkowski has set for over 30 years. Please know every patient is welcome to speak personally with a practice administrator by calling (865) 584-4112, ex. 1106.
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Dr. Pienkowski's Care Philosophy

Each patient deserves individual attention. I am dedicated towards treating every patient as a person, not a series of symptoms.

Dr. Pienkowski says...

  • Ph.D. in immunology
  • Published over fifty times with leading minds of allergy and immunology in peer-reviewed journals (check out Google Scholar)
  • Commended by the State of Tennessee House of Represenatives in a House Joint Resolution for "using his unparalleled skills to further the professional knowledge and caregiving capacity of the healing arts; and through the founding of allergy and asthma clinics...brought much need treatment of allergic diseases to East Tennessee."
  • Honored as an Eminent Scientist by the Kosciuszko Foundation 
  • Honored as a 'Top Allergist & Immunologist' by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Pienkowski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications
    • Biophysical Techniques as Appplied to Cell Biology, 1971
    • Handbook of Human Embryology for Medical Students, 1977
    • "Prostaglandin D2 and histamine during the immediate and late-phase components of allergic cutaneous responses"., 1988
    • "Histamine release remains unaffected by clinical desensitization and penicillin"., 1988
    • "Suppression of late-phase skin reactions by immunotherapy with ragweed extract"., 1985
    • Identification of histamine releasing factor(s)in the late phase of cutaneous IgE-mediated reactions, 1986
    • "Influence of osteoprotegerin (OPG) on resorption of heterotopically induced ossicle"., 2004
    • Allergyclinictn.com

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Combined Immunity Deficiency
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgE Mediated Gastrointestinal Food Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Infections
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Vasculitis


  • Medical School
    Medical University Of Warsaw

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Kennedy Institute For Rheumatology, Honorary Student Fellowship In Cytology With Professor Joseph Chayen

    Completed in 1967

    Lkb Laboratory-Student Fellowship In Electron Microscopy

    Completed in 1974

    U Lund, Student Fellowship In Cytophysiology With Professor Lima De Faria, M.D.

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital-Resident In Internal Medicine, Department Of Medicine

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University, School Of Medicine, Division Of Clinical Immunology

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Medical University Of Warsaw

    Graduated in 1969

  • Other Education
    Warsaw Medical Academy-Ph.D. In Immunology

    Completed in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

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  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Breath Testing
  • Desensitization
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • IV Therapy
  • Patch Testing