Department Center for Pediatric Allergy
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
  • Inspirease Spacer
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Screening and Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
View all 19 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/21/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

51 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Melton is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable. He understands our child's allergies fully and has guided us well to keep him safe and healthy

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr.Melton is amazing, he has helped so much with my children with their allergies!! again AMAZING!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

This provider is truly the definition of world class care!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Melton to anyone. He is very patient-orientated. He takes the time to answer all questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

we love Dr. Melton - I always recommend him to anyone I know who needs an allergy specialist

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

This was our first time seeing Dr. Melton and I have to say he was one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. He took the time out to thoroughly discuss everything with my daughter regarding her health problem. My daughter and I were very happy with the care he showed us . I wish their were more drs like him out there.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Melton has an exceptional manner with both children and adults. He is very clear an explained everything is a clear, concise manner. His matter-of-fact answers put me at ease and allowed him to talk uninterrupted. He was very careful to answer our questions and gave clear directions.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Melton was absolutely fantastic! I could not ask for a better allergist. He is prompt to address concerns and work with any issues tha t arise.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Melton was very informative, thorough and professional as always. A very good experience as we have had in the past with him.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Melton is an excellent ohysician. he puts my daughter at ease and talks to her respectfully and in a manner she can understand. likewise he explains things to me professionally and kindly.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Melton and team are incredible. they all really took the time with us and we never get rushed. my 2 year old son loved his Spider-Man tie.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Melton manner is very open and approachable to our 13 yr. old. He stops working at the computer when we have questions to listen and then respond. He was timely relative to appointment time. He walked us out of the department at the close of the appt. very nice

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Melton is always caring and answers all questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

the dr gave us written notes to make sure we understood everything and included his recommendations for what to do next

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Melton is an amazing physician and a kind person. During the course of the allergy testing, he stopped to check on our child multiple times and talk with us. He was very patient with our questions, and his responses helped us to understand how to treat our child's allergy. He was both understandable and also in-depth when answering our questions. We appreciated that a lot.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Melton is the best doctor

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

we really liked Dr. Melton and were impressed with his knowledge regarding our child's allergy.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Melton to others. I think very highly of him, and he continues to give me peace of mind for the continued care for my son.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Melton was wonderful and really helped us understand our son's allergies and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Melton is exceptional. We are so fortunate to be able to see a world-class provider in our backyard (at Fairview).

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