Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
70 Patient Comments

Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
70 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology Murray Clinic
6095 South 300 East, Suite 250
Murray, UT 84107
Map
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D. is a Dermatologist and Immunodermatologist with expertise in immune-mediated skin diseases, especially diagnosis and management of allergic skin diseases and diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases that affect skin and mucous membranes. She has board certification in Dermatology and Dermatological Immunology/Diagnostic and Laboratory Immunology.

Dr. Leiferman is Professor of Dermatology and Co-Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory at the University of Utah, and has examined thousands of specimens for diagnosing autoimmune blistering diseases.

Although her specialized focus is on allergy-related inflammation, including mast cell and eosinophil associated diseases, and laboratory diagnosis, she is passionate about skin health in general, from acne to skin cancer, prevention and treatment.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Clin&Lab Derm Imm)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.7
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 16, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is the best. So considerate in every way and on the cutting edge of information about meds and conditions.

October 16, 2014

Excellent care, as always

September 28, 2014

Dr.L.and her team are great-competent, caring and work so well together. A pleasure to have them as our health providers.

August 26, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is the best! The survey needs superlatives better than just "very good" to describe her care.

August 26, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is wonderful. No wonder she is booking appointments 7 months out. Everyone wants to see her.

July 27, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is the most thorough doctor I have ever been to! I value her attention to detail and her kind, concerned demenor towards me as a patient. I have recommened her to friends and family many times.

July 03, 2014

Dr Leiferman is perfect for my care

June 30, 2014

I asked Dr. Leiferman to give me paper copies of my prescriptions rather than submit directly to the pharmacy, which she did, although she mentioned that they have been asked not to use paper. We discussed secure email, but she said she was not comfortable with that option.

June 12, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is patient, concerned, very professional person who takes time to explain procedures, conditions and prognoses. I continue to be her patient because she exemplifies what I consider to be a "healer" and an experienced master physician who is genuinely concerned about her patients.

May 12, 2014

I just adore Dr. Leiferman. She is very concerned about overall well being.

May 09, 2014

Marvelous doctor!! Brilliant, really.

April 24, 2014

Wonderful care. I trust my doctor.

April 21, 2014

Dr. Leiferman is very professional, caring and knowledgeable. She is a wonderful doctor.

March 17, 2014

Dr L. and staff are firts rate. Caring, competent, thorough, patient and terrific folks.

March 13, 2014

she is so good it's difficult to get a follow up appt. w her.

February 11, 2014

Could have explained the cost a little more.

January 16, 2014

I am 100% satisfied with every visit I have with Dr Leiferman; she is the best even if I have weird diseases.

January 09, 2014

great experience with a true professional

December 15, 2013

Dr. Leiferman and staff are first rate and a credit to the university. Competent, caring, thorough, patient and a pleasure to visit.

December 10, 2013

Dr. Leiferman is the best! Her concern shows through the time spent, detailed instructions and especially her office "bedside" manner. I have total confidence in her care.

November 18, 2013

This was one of the best encounters I have had with a physician. Dr. Leiferman was very thorough and informative as she did her exam. My appointment did not seem rushed. She answered my questions clearly and gave me confidence in her medical expertise. She also emphasized that I could call back if I had any complications.

November 12, 2013

I always feel like I am in the best of hands when I have my yearly appointment. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I have received.

October 31, 2013

Went in for full body skin check, as complete as she was in everything I was surprised when she did not check everything. Was very excellent in her history taking, trying to understand what was going on in my heath care in all areas not just Dermatology. I like her and will come back to her for future checks

October 14, 2013

I was seen by the resident the MD saw me for about one minute.

October 14, 2013

Dr. Leiferman is an exceptional physician...thorough, helpful, empathetic, knowledgeable and highly skilled.

September 26, 2013

I wish all the doctors were as complete as Dr. Leiferman

September 20, 2013

Excellent care/excellent experience

September 03, 2013

good

September 02, 2013

Dr. Leiferman went over a medicine issue with me, also, and took time with me, although I made her wait for my arrival from the U of U Hospital. She is #1 in my book!

August 29, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Lieferman to several people.

August 15, 2013

Dr. Lieferman is very pleasant!

August 13, 2013

Dr. Leiferman is an amazing doctor! She was able to help me after so many other doctors couldn't. She's a blessing!

August 02, 2013

Dr. Leiferman always listens to my concerns and is proactive in her treatment of very complex, multifactorial medical problems.

August 02, 2013

I refer everyone to Dr. Leiferman, she is the best.

July 11, 2013

The Dr. was very good in all that she did. From the procedure to information sharing.

July 11, 2013

Dr. Leiferman is an amazing physician!

June 07, 2013

Dr. Leiferman has been my dermatologist for a number of years. I have complete confidence in her knowledge of any skin problems I may have and her ability to treat those problems. Additionally, I find her to have a very pleasant personality.

June 04, 2013

Dr L has managed to help me where other doctors failed. She is brilliant and sincere in her effort to help. This attitude translates down to those support people that aid her with us patients for they usually have her attitude.

May 27, 2013

My visit was complicated. Dr. Leiferman was great and let me voice my complaints and concerns about the lack of reporting and follow through in getting information to me and my PCP. Another doctor had ordered labs and biopsies and I had not heard from her or her office yet and I was upset. Dr. Leiferman had the results and together we decided on a firm "game plan" for managing my, as yet, undiagnosed, multifaceted illness and my healthcare. She was calm professional and also concerned. She took one for the team and the visit ended with me apologizing to her. She is GREAT!! Hard to get into as a new patient but worth the wait.

May 09, 2013

Dr. Leiferman really cares about total health.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Leifrman was well worth the three month wait. She has become my health care coordinator since now several doctors are involved in my care. She has shown concern above and beyond any doctor I've ever seen and I've seen MANY. She not only follows-up but follows-through. She's knowledgeable and willing to look outside the box when evalutating all the possiblities. I trust her diagonses and her aadvice. I wish I could clone her so it was easier for other patients could see her without wating so long.

March 21, 2013

Kristin Leiferman was very understanding and she really cared about my concerns. I feel like she really took the extra time to look after my psychological needs as well as my physical concerns. I felt really comfortable with her care and she was a very competent provider who gave me excellent advice.

March 21, 2013

Dr. Leiferman takes patient questions seriously and provides thorough explanations.

March 08, 2013

Dr. Lieferman always takes time, and I really appreciate that. I feel she is very thorough and truly wants to do the best for me.

March 06, 2013

As usual, Highest degree of professionalism I've ever experienced. Without hessitation, I would recommend to anyone.

March 04, 2013

My wife and I are privileged to have Dr. Leiferman as our dermatologist. She is caring, competent and thorough. She is a credit to the U of U health system.

January 14, 2013

She is always very sincere and listens well

November 01, 2012

Dr. Lieferman was very pleasant and easy to talk to. She helped me to understand that I was having multiple skin problems and was able to prescribe meds for each. All-in-all a very pleasant experience.

October 11, 2012

The Docotr and nurse and staff are wonderful. I have already shared this with many of my friends

September 27, 2012

Dr. Leiferman's concern and care sets the standard for excellence.

August 30, 2012

I have sent a number of people to Dr. Lieferman

August 28, 2012

exceptional

August 16, 2012

I have recommended the dr. to several people

August 08, 2012

She is terrific.

July 24, 2012

Dr. Lieferman is the best; I recommend her all the time. She is intelligent, compassionate and efficient. I have confidence in her because she takes the time to explain things well.

July 12, 2012

Not only would we but we have recommended her to several people.

July 12, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Leiferman to my friends.

June 25, 2012

I have seen Dr. Leiferman many times and she is always caring, kind and very aware of how stressful it is to have a "full body" skin check. She makes the uncomfortable situation better.

June 08, 2012

Dr. Leiferman is a fabulous physician. Thank you.

June 07, 2012

I love that Dr. Leiferman is never judgemental or critical yet she still gets her point across regarding my care.

May 21, 2012

The Doc is great!

May 14, 2012

Dr. Lieferman is always very thorough.

May 14, 2012

She was obviously rushed. Everyone was in a hurry.

April 26, 2012

Dr. L. was terrific. Careful, thorough and very informative about issues.

March 26, 2012

Usually she is very good to see. This last time I over heard her tell the front desk that the schedule was packed. Sshe seemed a little hurried and there was a new pa (I believe - who was very nice) and she was training a resident. Too many people in the room and she seemed like she had to speed things along. I prefer to see her upstairs and earlier in the day.

March 26, 2012

Dr. Leiferman is a terrific dermatologist. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing care.

February 06, 2012

Everyone worked as a team.

January 30, 2012

Dr. Leiferman is an incredibly caring, warm, and thorough doctor. Maybe the best I've ever met. She was detailed in her explanations of my condition, how to treat it and prevent future problems and the medications she prescribed. She allowed for my many questions and answered them all thoughtfully. She had great ideas that I hadn't thought of and I really appreciated the extra time she spent. I like her conservative approach and broad thinking about my condition.

January 09, 2012

Good all around feeling and confidence.

January 09, 2012

I really have enjoyed all of the care providers at the u of u. They are good at communicating what is necessary with your problems and what needs to be done as far as followups.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Eosinophil-Associated Epithelial Disease
  • Immunobullous Diseases
  • Mastocytosis, Cutaneous
  • Immunodermatology

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Clin&Lab Derm Imm)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Dermatology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Kristin M. Leiferman is Professor of Dermatology and Co-Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory at the University of Utah. Before being recruited to the University of Utah, she was a Professor of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At the Mayo Clinic, she was a former Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, where she also was the Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory and Director of the Immunodermatology Fellowship Program. During her years at the Mayo Clinic, she served on the dermatology department and institutional research committees, the Institutional Review Board, Medical Industry Relations Committee and the institutional Personnel Committee. At the University of Utah, she was a member of the 4th year Medical School Curriculum Committee and directed dermatology education for non-dermatology trainees.

Dr. Leiferman has authored more than 30 book chapters including for major reference books in Dermatology. She has published more than 100 original scientific and medical papers. She has been a reviewer of submitted manuscripts for Dermatology and Allergy journals. Recognized internationally as an expert in her field, Dr. Leiferman has served on national scientific boards and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr. Leiferman’s research expertise has focused on the pathophysiological activities of eosinophils in skin and the role of eosinophils in diseases affecting epithelial tissues and organs. She has held National Institutes of Health grants to pursue these studies. She has worked collaboratively with allergists, ophthalmologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists and urologists to understand how eosinophils affect epithelial tissues. She has related interests in mast cell activities and mast cell diseases, particularly in skin, but other epithelial tissues as well. Dr. Leiferman’s work in diagnostic laboratory testing for immunobullous diseases has led her to developmental research interests in understanding diagnostic testing applications and interpretations for immune-mediated skin diseases.

Based on her research interests, Dr. Leiferman’s clinical expertise is directed toward diagnosing and treating patients with allergic skin diseases, particularly those with eosinophil and/or mast cell involvement. As another inflammatory disorder, she appreciates caring for acne and understanding its clinical presentation and treatment response. As Co-Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory, Dr. Leiferman is committed to providing the ultimate in diagnostic testing for immunobullous diseases, which are relatively rare but dramatically increasing in incidence as are allergic disorders. She is passionate about restoring and maintaining skin health generally, including prevention of skin cancer recognizing the importance of diagnosing and treating skin cancer early.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Mayo Clinic
Dermatology
Resident
Professional Medical Mayo Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Minnesota
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Valent P, Klion AD, Horny HP, Roufosse F, Gotlib J, Weller PF, Hellmann A, Metzgeroth G, Leiferman KM, Arock M, Butterfield JH, Sperr WR, Sotlar K, Vandenberghe P, Haferlach T, Simon HU, Reiter A, Gleich GJ (2012). Contemporary consensus proposal on criteria and classification of eosinophilic disorders and related syndromes. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 130(3), 607-612.e9.
  2. Mao X, Nagler AR, Farber SA, Choi EJ, Jackson LH, Leiferman KM, Ishii N, Hashimoto T, Amagai M, Zone JJ, Payne AS (2010). Autoimmunity to desmocollin 3 in pemphigus vulgaris. Am J Pathol, 177(6), 2724-30.
  3. Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2009). The hypereosinophilic syndromes: current concepts and treatments. Br J Haematol, 145(3), 271-85.
  4. Plager DA, Davis MD, Andrews AG, Coenen MJ, George TJ, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2009). Eosinophil ribonucleases and their cutaneous lesion-forming activity. J Immunol, 183(6), 4013-20.
  5. Donaldson MR, Firth SD, Wimpee H, Leiferman KM, Zone JJ, Horsley W, OGorman MA, Jackson WD, Neuhausen SL, Hull CM, Book LS (2007). Correlation of duodenal histology with tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibody levels in pediatric celiac disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 5(5), 567-73.
  6. Plager DA, Weiss EA, Kephart GM, Mocharla RM, Matsumoto R, Checkel JL, Schwartz LB, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2006). Identification of basophils by a mAb directed against pro-major basic protein 1. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 117(3), 626-34.
  7. Trocme SD, Leiferman KM, George T, Bonini S, Foster CS, Smit EE, Sra SK, Grabowski LR, Dohlman CH (2003). Neutrophil and eosinophil participation in atopic and vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Curr Eye Res, 26(6), 319-25.
  8. Davis MD, Plager DA, George TJ, Weiss EA, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2003). Interactions of eosinophil granule proteins with skin: Limits of detection, persistence, and vasopermeabilization. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 112(5), 988-94.
  9. Drage LA, Davis MD, De Castro F, Van Keulen V, Weiss EA, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2002). Evidence for pathogenic involvementof eosinophils and neutrophilsin Churg-Strauss syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol, 47(2), 209-16.
  10. Khan DA, Cody DT 2nd, George TJ, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2000). Allergic fungal sinusitis: an immunohistologic analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 106(6), 1096-101.

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