Dr. Leickly has joined ‘Allergy Partners of Columbus, Indiana’. He most recently was with Riley Physicians, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Indiana University Health where he served as a professor of clinical pediatrics, director of allergy services, and director of the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Center of Clinical Excellence. He established the allergy program at Riley with strong contributions to patient care, education, and research.
Dr. Leickly is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He was a pediatric resident and chief pediatric resident at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He remained at Duke for his fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Upon finishing his training, he was the director of Pediatric Allergy Clinical Services at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan where he was the principal investigator for the first National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study for the Detroit site.
Since arriving in Indiana, Dr. Leickly was asked by the state public health commissioner to chair a task force whose charge was to form an Asthma Plan for the State of Indiana. He took the role as the chair of the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (InJAC). This organization created the first state asthma plan and put it into operation. His work with the Marion County Health Department and the Indiana State Health Department led to his receiving two public health awards. With these honors in hand, he went back to school to earn his Masters of Public Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Public and upon graduating was named to the Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health. Dr. Leickly has been named as an Indianapolis Monthly Top Doc – twelve times since 2003. He has also been named as the honorary medical chair for the Indianapolis Food Allergy Walk 2012-2014.
Dr. Leickly is currently a ‘pollen counter’ in central Indiana. He posts the daily pollen counts from March until the frost arrives in October. He is also very active in sharing information on the web. These pollen counts along with reviews of the literature and general information on allergies are posted on his website (http://leicklystory.com).
He is very active in the world of food allergy performing over 150 food challenges per year. He is involved with industry sponsored endeavors for the treatment of food allergy and he is active in sharing his experience through publications in peer reviewed journals.
He has the privilege of being a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He has served on the board of the Indiana Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society and was president of that organization. He is on the medical advisory board for FPIES foundation. He is a reviewer for a number of journals.
Robert W. Petry, M.D. has called Columbus, Indiana home since 1984, when he started the practice of Allergy Associates.
Dr. Petry is a graduate of Indiana University and Indiana University School of Medicine. After graduation, he did a three year residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin followed by a fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also at the University of Wisconsin. During fellowship, he co-authored several published articles.
He has particular expertise and interest in caring for patients with all types of allergies (including inhalants, foods, medicine, molds, and stinging insects), asthma, angioedema, anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, sinus problems, recurrent infections, hives and eosinophilic esophagitis.
He is the only physician certified by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology to live and work in Columbus and was named Doctor of the Year for Columbus Regional Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Petry is married to Rosie and they raised three children-Dr. Kathryn Rich, DDS, Robert E. Petry, CPA, MBA, and Denise Stevenson, RN, BSN, MS. He is also the grandfather of two boys. Dr. Petry is a fan of the Indiana Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. In the little spare time he has, he enjoys cycling, fly fishing, photography, hiking, snow skiing, classical music and any activity with his family.