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Title Associate Director, Food Allergy Center of Excellence
Department Center of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Allergy Tests
  • Anti-IgE Injection Therapy
  • Blood Test (RAST) for Allergies
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Allergy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Oral Immunotherapy
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Angioedema
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bee Stings
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Familial Cold Urticaria
  • Fish Allergy
  • Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
  • Hay Fever
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Idiopathic Angioedema
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Inhalant Allergy
  • Inherited Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Milk Allergy in Infants
  • Nut Allergy
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergy, Egg
  • Pediatric Allergy, Fish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Insect Stings
  • Pediatric Allergy, Latex
  • Pediatric Allergy, Shellfish
  • Pediatric Allergy, Wheat
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Asthma, Occupational
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Wheat Allergy
View all 54 Specialties +


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About Jaclyn Bjelac, MD

Jaclyn Bjelac, MD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and serves as the Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Food Allergy Center of Excellence. She sees pediatric patients at our Main Campus location, and patients of all ages with food allergy and related concerns at the Strongsville Family Health Center. 
Dr. Bjelac is board certified in Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in neuroscience at John Carroll University in University Heights, OH. She earned her medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, OH, and completed a residency in Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.  Dr. Bjelac completed Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  
Dr. Bjelac is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Allergy Society, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
Her specialty interests include food allergies, food allergen desensitization, oral immunotherapy, asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, drug allergy, allergen immunotherapy, and immunodeficiency.  She is the principal investigator in research studies related to food allergy, and has published peer reviewed articles and presented abstracts in the fields of immunodeficiency, food allergy, and quality/patient communication.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Allergy/ Immunology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/18/2023, Dr. Bjelac 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

We love how helpful & supportive Dr. Bjelac is towards parents. And how she speaks to our child like a person.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Bjelac is the third allergist we have seen and she is the one we will remain with. She was friendly, kind, and totally invested in taking care of our child and answering all of our questions.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

This was by far the best visit we've ever experienced with the a clinic. Our provider was amazing - she was great with my daughter explained things so we both understood and she was absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Bjelac was so sweet. She talked to my 7 year old in a way that she could understand. She also talked TO my daughter and asked her to explain things instead of relying on me to give all the info. My daughter felt included in the discussion and that's what I love!!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Bjelac is always so kind and thorough, and listens to all questions/concerns. She takes the time to go over an action plan, and goes above and beyond to ensure that all treatment aspects are explained and understood.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

She was absolutely amazing. She listened to all my concerns and came up with a plan. My daughter absolutely loved her as well and felt comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Bjelac was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable and explained everything so thoughtfully. She is one of the best providers I have encountered at the Clinic!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

She was amazing! She was so great with my son. She was very respectful, detailed, and informative regarding things we discussed.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Bjelac is the best. She cares so much about the kids she works with and always gives you time to get your questions answered. We are grateful beyond words for her work with preschool Oit. This opportunity has been life changing for our son.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Bjelac is the best allergist! She is an expert in her field but also has a way to relate as though you're taking to a friend. The work she is doing with OIT is bringing hope to so many families. She is saving lives through OIT. You can tell she really cares about the families she works with and loves to help people. She has been a huge blessing to my son and I'll forever be grateful for her. I recommend her office and The Cleveland Clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

We had an excellent experience with Dr Bjelac. She explained the care she was providing and listened to our needs.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

We are very satisfied with our experience with Dr Bjelac

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Bjelac is very thorough, taking the time necessary to explain options and answer questions. We are extremely happy with the care she provides.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Bjelac is top notch! I cannot say enough good about her. She is an expert in her field and she is sure you understand everything. She gives you lots of time and doesn't rush you. When you talk to her she makes you feel like you're talking to a friend. She's down to earth and you can relate to her mom to mom. She is a trailblazer in her work with oral immunotherapy and the families she is helping will be forever grateful for her dedication! She is truly making a huge difference in the lives of kids with food allergies!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Bjelac is an outstanding doctor and is attentive to my daughter's needs and knowledgeable.

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