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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
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aerochamber Mask
  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Anti-ige Injection Therapy
  • Blood Test (rast) For Allergies
  • Blood Tests
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Allergy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Food Challenge Test
  • Hepatic Pathology
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Immunodeficiency Evaluation
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Screening and Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bee Stings
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Fish Allergy
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Inherited Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mastocytosis
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • 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
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Wheat Allergy
View all 35 Specialties +


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About Alton Melton, MD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Shands at the University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of North Carolina Health Care System
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Medical Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy and 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alton Melton, 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 4/21/2021, 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 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

49 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

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Melton is amazing. He listens to your questions; provides answers and feedback directly related to your concerns. He shows compassion to his patients; provides good summary of things before he leaves to ensure nothing was missed.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

*Dr. Melton has been nothing short of exceptional. He is patient, explains things well, and has changed our son's life for the better.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I would highly recommend *Dr. Melton to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

This is the only doctor's office that is the easiest to schedule. You talk to a real person from this office/department. This makes a HUGE difference!! More doctors should schedule this way!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

We love *Dr. Melton!! I refer him to everyone I know!!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Extremely happy with the appointment and Dr. Melton!!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Melton was very knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Melton was very thorough and left a detailed note for treatment/diagnoses

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Melton has been Ryan's physician since he was a toddler. Now, 17 years later, Ryan has grown to trust and love Dr. Melton. Dr. Melton has always explained treatments, conditions, medications and testing procedures to us (parents) but he has also explained it in words Ryan could understand. We couldn't ask for a better doctor and caregiver.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Melton is extremely knowledgeable and very patient while working with our son and our family. He provided calm reassurance to our son who suffered an unrelated irritation to his eye while working through a food challenge, and he patiently answered our son's many questions. We would recommend Dr Melton to any other family

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Melton and his nursing team are exceptional. I scheduled the challenge by reaching out through MyChart and they were very quick to schedule the appointment, explain the process and answer questions in a compassionate way. I greatly appreciate being able to work directly with the nursing staff in scheduling these appointments through MyChart versus calling his office directly.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Melton is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

We ultimately had an in-person visit. The video visit was fine, and Dr. Melton answered all questions and filled all prescriptions.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Melton is a kind, thorough, caring doctor. I wish there were more doctors like him. We always enjoy our visits with Dr. Melton.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Melton is absolutely amazing! he has always responded to mychart msgs, phone calls, concerns, requests to be seen, accommodation within one day.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Not only i have recommended this provider, i think he is one the best physician out there. Both my kids have allergy issues and i have his number in speed dial, he is absolutely amazing and he takes his absolute time to address any issues or concerns with heart not just a patient number.

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