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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 4/27/2021, 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 4.9

19 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Very knowledgeable, personal doctor. Made us feel special.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr.Kerns is amazing! She is a very caring and knowledgeable provider!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Mia was very nervous and Dr. Kerns was wonderful making her comfortable during her visit.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Kerns is fantastic! She clearly has a passion for what she does. She is always kind and takes time to answer our questions.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

We absolutely love her! *Dr. Kerns is exceptional! We followed her here from UH because we believe she is one of the best allergists in Cleveland. *Dr. Kerns seamlessly blends competent care with personal concern. Her knowledge and participation in industry boards and studies proves she's at the top!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Amazing experience.everyone especially Dr. Kerns Was patient and kind and thorough! I learned a lot of new things

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

We had been told that Dr. Kerns was one of the best pediatric allergists in northeast Ohio, but our experience exceeded our expectations. She was kind, informative and it was an excellent visit. Would recommend her without a doubt.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

*Dr. Kerns is the best doctor and she always works for what is best for my child.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

The Clinic doesn't make access to physicians easy, but jumping through hoops is worth it for Dr. Kerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

we are so pleased with our visit and will recommend everyone to Dr.Kerns she explained what she was doing to my daughter not just me and made sure she was all good!

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Kerns is wonderful! She shows genuine care for our son and explains all treatment plans and recommendations thoroughly. She is extremely knowledgable and always works with us to find the best solutions for our family. Cannot say enough good things about our experiences with her.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Kearns is an amazing clinician! She cares deeply for her patients and is wonderful with my child!! She spends time talking with him and making him feel at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and an overall pleasure and blessing to have her as our child's physician.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Kerns is absolutely wonderful and put my very nervous daughter at ease!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Kerns always makes us feel great! She makes us feel as if we are her only patients. The care she shows my daughter is amazing. As a mom I feel a great comfort knowing she is on our side. She is compassionate and all around amazing!!

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