Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetes Center
  • Endocrine Immunology
  • General Endocrinology
  • Menstruation
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Empty sella
  • Endocrine Complications of Pregnancy
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Fasting hypoglycemia
  • Flushing Syndromes
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Mastocytosis
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary stalk lesions
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Prolactin Excess States
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Reactive hypoglycemia
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Sexual Hormone disorders
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 75 Specialties +


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About Leann Olansky, MD

Leann Olansky, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Endocrinology, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. She was appointed in 2006. Dr. Olansky is board-certified in the subspecialty of endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Olansky's particular interests include diabetes, diabetes complications and glucose sensing technology for management of diabetes.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA USA

Residency - Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Internship - Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Graduate School - Emory University
Physical Chemistry
Atlanta, GA USA

Medical Education - Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Undergraduate - Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA

Additional Training

  • Sabbatical: Lab of Alan Permutt, MD, Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo.,1990-1991

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Endocrinology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Type I and Type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, diabetic neuropathy, thyroid disease, thyroid nodules, pituitary disease, adrenal disease, calcium disorders, osteoporosis

Awards & Honors

  • Elected to AOA, Emory University Chapter, 1975


  • American Diabetes Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 11/18/2018, Dr. Olansky 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

152 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Olansky is the first doctor I've seen in a long time that actually listened to what I had to say and took my concerns seriously.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Olansky and her staff are very polite, friendly and always very helpful and returns messages and phone calls in a timely matter, refills prescriptions quickly.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019


Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I got an appointment very fast and the Dr was nice and looks to me competent.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Olansky is wonderful, She takes her time to explain and talk to me regarding my health concerns. It's been problematic trying to schedule a date specific appointment with the office staff.For My last visit I was able to communicate directly with Dr Olsnsky via My Chart, which eventually helped to secure a date.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Olansky is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Olansky is always very pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Olansky is very knowledgeable and always takes her time when examining and meeting with me.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Very good experience. Doctor is always very pleasant and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr. Olansky was wonderful. She allowed me to leave to see another provider and come back to finish our appointment. She also did the ultrasound of my thyroid herself and gave results/feedback right there.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. did a thorough review of my health issues.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr Olansky is very professional, thorough, caring, and friendly.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I was nervous going in to my appointment but after talking with Dr.Montenego and Dr Olansky my visit went well as they showed great interest in my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Olansky is outstanding in every way--highly competent in the knowledge base, a skilled practitioner, a good listener, and highly practical and straightforward. There is not enough room in the box for me to express my high level of satisfaction

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I have been with Dr. Olansky for over 10 years. I noticed over the last few years there are more questions the doctor has to ask me about myself and my family's health. I felt like the doctor went through the questions, but was not very personable. The doctor came in and was focused on going through the questions instead of talking to me. There has to be a balance between going through the questions, talking to the patient, ask asking how the patient is doing health. The doctor spoke to me, but while she was going through the questions on the computer. This makes the difference in a patient experience with the doctor. I hope this is discussed with all doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Olansky answered all of the questions we had at the time.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Olansky was outstanding. very thorough and very familiar with my case. I was a new patient. I'm very pleased.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Olansky is very thorough when she helps me manage my diabetes. I am very fortunate to have an endocrinologist that knows that many things in our life such as exercise, digestion and sleep apnea affect the outcome. Her inquisitiveness with each patient expands her knowledge to help her other patients. I feel blessed to have her help.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

I would have preferred that Dr. Olansky would have come in first and introduced the resident. Not some stranger speaking to me about my business. Dr. Olansky could use some work on her bedside manner and listen to her patients. I realized I can choose another Doctor and I have. This was my last time seeing Dr. Olansky. Overall the receptionist and scheduling in office is great! Even when I call they are very kind. Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

I an very happy with my care and treatment from Dr. Olansky.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

After waiting 3 months visit was extremely brief. But I really like Dr Olansky and understand she's very busy, disappointed though.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Olansky is always thorough and helpful with any questions!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

I have been seeing endocrinologists at the Clinic for over 30 years. Dr. Olansky has been great to work with. She strikes me as very knowledgeable, caring and also very hard working. She is a quick responder to messages and follows through with after appointment test results, etc.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Olansky and her staff went over and above to accommodate my schedule. They were gracious, kind, and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr Olansky is fantastic and I'm glad that I came to the Cleveland Clinic. she is extremely knowledgeable and it was a wonderful experience and I am feeling so much better physically.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr.Olansky listened to me. She treated me with respect. Dr. Olansky was clearly understanding of my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Olansky explained medications. Described what I needed to bring my diabetes under control.

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