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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
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Angioedema
  • Acquired Hereditary Angioedema
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Fish Allergy
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Idiopathic Angioedema
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Inhalant Allergy
  • Inherited Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • 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
View all 40 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Leigh Ann Kerns, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/23/2022, 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

47 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

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Kerns is absolutely amazing. If I could have her handle all aspects of medical care I would. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Kerns is awesome. We have recommended her to others many times!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Kerns is always awesome with the kids and so helpful to the parents

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

*Dr. Kerns was amazing. She answered all questions & concerns thoroughly, never made me feel like she was rushing. She took her time & even played w/my son while we waited during allergy testing.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

We love Dr. Kerns!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Kerns was extremely informative and helpful in helping my child with her egg allergy. She clearly has a talent for working with kids and excellent bedside manner. It doesn't feel like a doctors visit- she makes it very comfortable, especially in an area such as allergies which can be scary for parents. Thank you Dr. Kerns!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Kerns is so thorough and personable and a wonderful provider.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Fantastic physician.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Kerns was wonderful, especially for a first time allergy visit. I can't praise her enough for the information and methods she demonstrated during our visit. I was mostly impacted by how well Dr. Kerns spoke directly to my 6 year old son. Right away she pointed out adults would talk and later she prepared him for an allergy test. Not only did this help him adjust and set expectations for what was to come, It helped him build a relationship with the doctor, rather than leaning into mom. I would highly recommend Dr. Kerns and her team!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Kearns always shows compassion to Sonny and is obviously committed finding the best individual care plan for Sonny.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Best doctor we've had.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

*Dr. Kerns is top notch. She is the most caring doctor we have visited. She takes the needed time to thoroughly address all medical concerns. Her follow-up on all matters is timely and impressive.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Kerns was absolutely wonderful, amazingly competent and her bedside manner was sensitive and comforting. Our son has autism and high anxiety and she listened to our concerns for him and she listened to him as well and was very receptive and understanding, just loved her.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Love Dr. Kerns so much and always appreciate her level of care for my son!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Kearns was wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Kerns is fantastic, she's been amazing at getting to the diagnosis for Courteney, and looking at options that aren't necessarily asthma or allergies.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Doctor kerns is any amazing physician. One of the very best! She is personable, a great listener, dogs deep and goes above and beyond to explain

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