Thomas A. Kiefer, MD

  • Board Certified Allergy, Immunology, and Pediatrics
  • Asst. Clinical Professor of Allergy, Immunology, and Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Attending Physician, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Section of Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Kiefer is an experienced allergy physician serving Columbus and central Ohio communities. He is also a dedicated teacher, instructing resident physicians from the Nationwide Children's Hospital and Grant Family Practice residency programs.

We care for patients of all ages and are dedicated to providing expert and compassionate care for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders including:
  • Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Hives and Angioedema (swelling)
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Eczema and rashes
  • Sinus disease
  • Food and Drug allergy
  • Stinging insect allergy
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine and egg allergy
  • Immunodeficiency (recurrent infections)


Allergy Seasons: Spring

After a cold, dreary winter most of us welcome the spring for its warm weather and signs of new life. For patients with allergies, however, springtime can be a very uncomfortable time of year. Springtime allergens begin with the proliferation of molds followed by the pollination of trees and grasses. Molds are plant-like organisms that [...]

Allergy Seasons: Winter

While many of us anticipate Winter for its festive holidays, the late Fall and Winter can be a very uncomfortable time of year for those with allergies and asthma. Allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and wheezing may never seem to end and may even worsen. Although the active pollen season may be over, [...]

Allergy Seasons: Fall

After a busy Summer, most of us welcome the Fall for its bright colors and tranquility.  For allergy patients, however, the late Summer and Fall is often a very uncomfortable time of year. Ragweed begins to pollinate in August. Often called “hayfever”, the symptome are classic and include itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing. [...]

The Burden of Asthma Among Minority Children

Asthma disproportionately affects minority children.  The prevalence of asthma/ asthma mortality rates for children 0-17 years of age are as follows: Non-Hispanic Whites, 8.0% /1.3 (per million); Non-Hispanic Blacks, 12.0%/9.2(per million). This means that a Black child is seven times more likely to die of asthma than a White child. This is an unfortunate and alarming [...]