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 Testing

Allergy testing is done on the day of your visit and patients appreciate knowing their test results in about 15 minutes. The testing is done by the preferred skin scratch method. The discomfort is minimal and well tolerated by children. In cases where the skin cannot be tested (for example, the presence of severe skin disease) a blood test can be ordered.


In addition to avoidance and medication (symptom relief), immunotherapy (allergy shots) may be recommended. Immunotherapy is still the only treatment method that can actually reduce the severity of the allergy itself. The discomfort is minimal because of the very small bore of the needle. The injections are given once or twice weekly to provide our patients with the best combination of safety and efficacy.

Comprehensive Asthma Care

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of asthma in all ages and welcome the most severe cases. Highly specialized therapies including Xolair administration are done in our office. Dr. Kiefer has a special interest in treating asthma in infants and young children.

If you need to make an appointment, please call Dr. Thomas Kiefer at (614)233-9200. For general questions you may read our "Ask Dr. Kiefer" section. Please use our "contact form" if you need more information.


If you do not see your insurance provider, please feel free to call our office at (614)233-9200 and we will be happy to verify our participation in your network.