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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

  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Diabetes Care and Treatment
  • Diabetes Center
  • Endocrine Immunology
  • General Endocrinology
  • Menstruation
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy
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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
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • 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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • 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
  • 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
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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

See publications for Leann Olansky, 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 11/8/2023, 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

168 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Olansky was straightforward and thorough. She listened to me and did not question the severity or validity of my complaints. Unfortunately, my issues didn't seem to be in her department.One of the tests she ordered was not correctly entered into the system but I understand that mistakes happen and it's one click between a given test on serum vs CSF and it's not hard to select the wrong one. I only discovered this later.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I don't know that my ratings are a fair reflection of Dr Orlansky or the endocrinology department. I think if my issue were endocrinological in nature, they would be more successful in addressing it!I was very impressed by Dr's knowledge of neuroendocrine and other functional tumors. These are pretty rare beasts and she knew exactly what tests to order to make sure I didn't have any. While I certainly wouldn't like to have them, it would have been an answer of sorts--but it doesn't seem to be the case.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Olansky is an outstanding practitioner. She listens carefully and offers superior care.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I was impressed with Dr. Olansky.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Olansky is thoughtful, follows step care eliminating meds that do not work or have side effects and moving on to the next step

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Olansky is the best

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

The thorough examination and questioning indicated a physician with vast knowledge and experience. We were very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

The supporting staff spoke well of each other and of the physician which is what a patient wants to hear to feel confident they are in good hands. The entire staff expressed satisfaction in their position.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Orlansky and her team to many other people. Despite her own health, she made sure to take the best care of me and to make sure my house was in correct order. And I very much appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I greatly appreciate all day, help and care dr. Lansky and her staff give me when I am there for my appointments or even if I have to call them on the phone or email them. They have been so tremendously helpful to me and I greatly appreciate it.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

First time patient with Dr. Olansky

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Appointment was very good & consulted with other Dr prior to making a change in my medication.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Olansky is always very accommodating and attentive to all my questions, concerns, and feedback to our active lifestyle.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Excellent, caring physician. Shows great concern for the patient and is always there for the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

She barely looked at me. It was a very sterile experience. I had to ask for explanations about bloodwork because none were offered. No sense of urgency or concern that I go through life most days feeling miserable.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

The care provider listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I felt safe and was able to converse freely about my health history.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

I will definitely recommend Dr. Orlansky and her team to my community.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I appreciate Dr Olansky's oversight of my blood numbers. I feel comfortable trusting my medications.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Olansky is an outstanding physician in every way. She listens and synthesizes information in an expert and caring manner.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Not very personable. She answered questions but didn't project future expectations or assure not to worry.'

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Olanksky is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022


Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Excellent care by Dr Olansky

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