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Alton Melton, MD

216.444.5437

Alton Melton, MD

Appointed: 1988

Alton Melton, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Allergy
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A120
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5437
DeskDesk:216.444.6817
WorkFax:216.445.7792
Alton Melton, MD
Department: Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A120
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5437
DeskDesk:216.444.6817
WorkFax:216.445.7792
Alton Melton, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Allergy
Section Head
Location: Fairview Medical Center
Mail Code A120
18099 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
WorkAppointment:216.444.5437
DeskDesk:216.444.6817
WorkFax:216.445.7792
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Alton Melton, MD, is Head of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Allergy. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Immunology/Allergy
Durham, NC USA
1987
Residency - Shands at the University of Florida
Pediatrics
Gainesville, FL USA
1985
Undergraduate - University of North Carolina Health Care System
Psychology
Chapel Hill, NC USA
1978
Medical School - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy & Immunology

Specialty Interests

allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, Eczema, inherited immune deficiency, insect sting allergy, Pediatric Asthma, pediatric asthma and allergic diseases, pediatric food allergies, pediatric food allergy, recurrent infections, Atopic Dermatitis

Awards & Honors

Best Doctors in America, Allergy and Immunology, 2004-Present

Memberships

  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Cleveland Allergy Society

Treatment & Services

  • Aerochamber Mask
  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Anti-ige Injection Therapy
  • Blood Test (rast) For Allergies
  • Blood Tests
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Hepatic Pathology
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Inspirease Spacer
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Screening and Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/21/2014, Dr. Melton has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English