Dr. Arun Kadambi was born in Pune, India where he received his Medical Degree from the University of Pune. He moved to the United States in 1988, and completed his Pediatrics residency at the Columbus-Cabrini Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
He completed his Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Over the next few years, he worked in pediatrics and allergy clinics across the United States, before settling down Kentucky in 1999. He joined Allergy & Asthma Physicians of Central Kentucky until 2008, when he opened Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center in Lexington.
Dr. Kadambi is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and the Fayette County Medical Society. He was also voted as Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).
Leighann Barber is a native of Winchester, Kentucky. She completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 1999 from Eastern Kentucky University. After working at Baptist Health Lexington for 17 years as a staff nurse she followed her dreams of becoming a nurse practitioner and completed graduate school at Indiana Wesleyan University completing the Family Nurse Practitioner program with honors in 2015.
In Leighann’s spare time she can be found participating and watching numerous sporting activities with her husband of 23 years and their three sons ages 14, 16, and 20. Leighann has a personal interest in the allergy and asthma specialty as her oldest son was diagnosed at a young age with asthma and has a severe peanut allergy.
Kristen is originally from Paducah, KY. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Samford University in 2006. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the University of Kentucky Hospital in the Post Anesthesia Care and Medical Intensive Care Units while working on her master’s degree. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kentucky in 2011.
Before joining AASC in July 2013, Kristen worked at the Preop Anesthesia Clinic at the University of Kentucky and in the cardiology department of Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a son and daughter and another little girl on the way! She enjoys the outdoors, cooking, gardening, and sports. Kristen is a valuable asset to our clinical staff!