Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

52 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

52 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


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 (Sub: Clin&Lab Derm Imm)
American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
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
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

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.

January 03, 2017

Dr. Leiferman is an exceptionally caring, thoughtful and knowledgeable physician.

October 28, 2016

Dr Leiferman always addresses my concerns, discusses our past visit's information and never rushes through our appointment. It is great that the doctor is not the one inputting information into the computer during the exam. Many doctor's are entering information during the visit. I appreciate having a face to face conversation with the doctor.

September 16, 2016

best dermatologist I have known, worked with, or seen as a patient!

June 21, 2016

she is an excellent caring and knowledgeable provider.

May 14, 2016


May 03, 2016

probably wouldn't recommend because it is hard enough to get an appointment with her. If I recommend her to another, the pool of patients would increase and it would just be harder.

April 25, 2016

She is knowledgeable, professional, courteous and kind. She makes you feel at ease no matter how embarrassed you about your condition.

April 15, 2016

Dr. Leiferman is simply fantastic. It will be hard to find a replacement when she decides to retire.

April 10, 2016

I am so lucky to be able to see Dr. Leiferman, because I'm under the impression she doesn't take new patients.

April 09, 2016

She's the best!

April 04, 2016

I never feel like my visit with Dr. Leiferman is rushed. She takes the time to take care of my questions & concerns.

March 14, 2016

She's fabulous! Worth the wait to get into her clinic.

February 12, 2016

Dr. L.and her staff are superb. Careful,competent, caring, and supportive. A credit to tHe university

February 08, 2016

I no longer live in Salt Lake City, but value Dr. Lieferman's expertise so highly that I will continue to see her despite the time and distance it requires.

October 27, 2015

Dr. Leiferman and her team are superb--thorough, competent, caring. They are a credit to the U of U health care system.

September 22, 2015

she is the best! I recommend her to everyone!

September 20, 2015

This doctor has a quite a busy schedule and one must schedule appointments very far out. Her competence and concern more than make up for the scheduling difficulties.

September 18, 2015

Dr. Leiferman is an excellent provider. She always fully explains the procedures and the expected side effects/complications. She is also very compassionate and engenders trust in her medical abilities.

September 18, 2015

Excellent as always!

September 08, 2015

We have been going to Dr. Leiferman for many years. She is an extraordinarily gifted dermatologist and a compassionate person as well. Her staff reflects her high standard of care.

July 07, 2015

Knowing how busy Dr. Leiferman is, I am always amazed at how she takes time to discuss her thoughts/concerns with regard to my skin as well as answer any questions I may have in a very unhurried manner.

May 21, 2015

Doctor Leiferman is one of the best doctors--of any medical practice--that I have ever seen. It would be a much better world if all doctors treated their patients the way she does.

April 20, 2015

Dr. Leiferman is always thorough during my appointments with her and I have recommended her several times. She truly wants to help patients and it shows in her work - I appreciate her so much!

April 14, 2015

There is no physician as warm and kind as Dr. Leiferman. I'm thrilled to be back with her after a less-than-stellar experience with the female physician I saw last time who has since left for IHC.

April 14, 2015

Dr. L. is a fine physician--competent, caring and thorough. We are pleased to be patients under her care.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Leiferman is in the top 10% of what a doctor should be. I've had amazing results with her treatment of acne, and she is thorough in checking me for suspicious looking skin things. I always recommend her to my friends, but not sure if she is expanding her practice. If not, I'm glad I get to be her patient.

February 05, 2015

We love Dr. Leiferman. She is always friendly and listens to our concerns.

November 17, 2014

Outstanding doctor!

October 16, 2014

Excellent care, as always

October 16, 2014

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

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

September 26, 2013

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

September 20, 2013

Excellent care/excellent experience

September 03, 2013


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

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

August 02, 2013

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

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


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

She was obviously rushed. Everyone was in a hurry.

May 14, 2012

Dr. Lieferman is always very thorough.

April 26, 2012

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

March 26, 2012

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

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.

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

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.

January 09, 2012

Good all around feeling and confidence.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
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 joining the faculty at 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 multiple departmental and institutional committees. At the University of Utah, she has been a member of the 4th year Medical School Curriculum Committee and director of dermatology education for non-dermatology trainees.

Dr. Leiferman has authored more than 30 book chapters including for major Dermatology reference books. 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 monitoring immune-mediated diseases and evaluating 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 providing care to restore and maintain skin health generally, including prevention of skin cancer and recognizes the importance of diagnosing and treating skin cancer early.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Mayo Clinic
Professional Medical Mayo Medical School
Undergraduate University of Minnesota


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


  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. [Review]. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 130(3), 607-612.e9.
  2. Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2009). The hypereosinophilic syndromes: current concepts and treatments. [Review]. Br J Haematol, 145(3), 271-85.

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