Dr. Jennifer Leiding is a board-certified pediatric immunologist and allergy specialist at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Infectious Diseases and Immunology. She treats childhood and adolescent disorders and is a leading researcher in disorders of the immune system.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Primary immunodeficiency diseases
- Secondary immunodeficiency diseases
- Infection susceptibility
- Immune dysregulation
Formerly an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Dr. Leiding has written and co-authored dozens of papers and research reports on inborn errors of immunity and precision patient-based treatment for a wide spectrum of allergies and immune deficiencies. She is an expert in chronic granulomatous disease, a rare disorder that affects about 20 children born every year in the United States. Dr. Leiding also leads various efforts nationally to investigate how best to treat patients and is the primary investigator or co-investigator on several international collaborative activities.
Dr. Leiding’s Training
She earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa and completed her residency in pediatrics at USF and All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Dr. Leiding performed both a fellowship in allergy and immunology, and a research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.
About Dr. Leiding
She is a preeminent researcher, teacher, speaker and writer with experience in clinical trials. Dr. Leiding is active in several national academic societies, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Clinical Immunology Society. She is chair of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s Primary Immunodeficiency Committee and is vice chair of the Basic and Clinical Immunology Interest Section.