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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
  • Department of Pediatric Allergy
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Angioedema
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Fish Allergy
  • Hay Fever
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Idiopathic Angioedema
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Inhalant Allergy
  • Inherited Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Mold Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Wheat Allergy
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Memorial Hospital
Allergy and Immunology
Chicago, IL

Residency - Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN


  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy and Immunology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Leigh Ann Kerns, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/2/2023, Dr. Kerns 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

54 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

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Kerns is absolutely amazing! She is thorough, kind, explains things and involves me in the treatment plan. She is wonderful with my son and he actually enjoys going to see her!

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Kerns's is FANTASTIC! She GETS IT! She recognizes that not all children fall into a box and she shares concern for why you are there. She remembered small details about my son from 4 years ago when we last saw her which impressed me. I previously struggled with 3-4 other immunologists who were tremendously inferior in my son's care and I was so grateful when a doctor from another hospital system recommended Dr Kerns. You have a tremendously excellent doctor in Dr Kerns.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

It's challenging to get an appointment with Dr. Kerns, which is less than ideal when you're dealing with a toddler's budding allergies, but I understand this comes with seeing a specialist. That being said, there was a time when my son really needed to be seen and she made time the next day via virtual visit and that was truly helpful. Her heart is clearly all in.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Can't say enough good things about Dr Kerns. She took all the time we needed to discuss my child's status and updates to her health. Answered all my questions and has great bedside manner with my child when afraid.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

My son LOVES Dr. Kerns. He actually looks forward to seeing her!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Kerns is personable. She is also thorough in her evaluation and examination.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Doctor kearns was very informative and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Kerns is incredible! She is kind, caring, takes time to explain everything. She is wonderful with children. She is knowledgable and up-to-date. I trust her with my child's care.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Kerns is amazing! She responds quickly and truly cared about the visit. I appreciate how thorough she is. She is such a wonderful person and physician.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Kerns is amazing. She took a lot of time going through our issue carefully and or pressed genuine caring. Our diagnosis has not been straightforward, and Dr. Kerns is extremely knowledgeable and has been so helpful coming up with a plan forward. We trust her and appreciate her expertise.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

My family has many cleveland clinic physicians that we work with - Dr Kearns rates in that top 1%. She is personable, knowledgeable - very impressed and blessed to have her

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Kerns is amazing. We have recommended her to many people. If she ever leaves the clinic, we will follow her.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Impressed with the time and detail dr spent with us.

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