The AAIR team is committed to providing excellent allergy and immunology care for infants, children, adolescents and adults. We believe in partnering with our patients to provide them with individualized, state of the art treatment plans. AAIR board certified providers have consulting privileges at Carolinas Medical Center and Novant Health Facilities. All participate in Pediatric and Internal Medicine resident education. AAIR board certified providers are currently accepting new patients, and we look forward to the privilege of meeting and caring for you and your family! Please feel free to email any of our providers at info@aairofcharlotte
Maeve E. O’Connor, MD FACAAI FAAAAI FACP
Dr. Maeve O’Connor provides a more progressive approach for treating allergy, asthma and immunology patients. She is Board Certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is one of only three specialists to have completed the University of Arizona Fellowship of Integrative Medicine, and has been selected by her peers to be included in the Best Doctors of America database from 2011 to currently.
Dr. O’Connor has been one of Charlotte Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for both Adult Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology from 2007-currently. Additionally, Dr. O’Connor is listed in North Carolina’s Best Doctors. She treats patients of all ages and is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. O’Connor is the only board certified allergist in the region offering sublingual immunotherapy, and is also performing clinical research. She has published research articles on desensitization immunotherapy, asthma, and food allergy. She is currently involved in clinical research of asthma, allergic rhinitis, immune deficiency and novel treatment for atopic diseases.
Dr. O’Connor performs volunteer Annual Asthma Screening events to help identify those patients in the community who may have untreated asthma. She also participates in Physicians Reach Out, a nonprofit outreach program that provides free primary and specialty medical visits to eligible uninsured residents in Mecklenburg County. Dr. O’Connor lectures extensively on all subjects involving allergy/immunology locally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. O’Connor is a Fellow of the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, where she currently serves on the Board of Regents, and as Secretary of the House of Delegates.
Dr. O’Connor is originally from South Carolina, and she and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, decorating, throwing dinner parties with close friends and volunteering in the Charlotte community. They have one son.
University of South Carolina, South Carolina Honors College (Columbia, SC) – Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology + Bachelor of Arts Degree, Spanish
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia, SC)
Internship & Residency at the University of Texas and affiliated hospitals, serving as Chief Medical Resident (Houston, TX)
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship training at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, which has been voted the number one respiratory hospital in the U.S. for the last fifteen years (Denver, CO)
University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine 2013-2015
Leandra Tonweber, PA-C
Leandra Tonweber is a native of the Rochester, NY area. She received her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Brockport in 1990. After working several years for an allergy/immunology group in Rochester, NY she attended the Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant program and completed her training in 2002. Leandra moved to Charlotte in 2002 working in internal medicine/pediatrics and urgent care. In 2005 she joined an allergy/immunology group until 2012. She is board certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 2002 and re-certified in 2008. She sees both children and adults. In 2014, Leandra joined AAIR of Charlotte after working in urgent care for 2 years.
Leandra is a member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, the Metrolina Association of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Medical Board, the Mecklenburg Medical Society and the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Leandra is excited to be part of the AAIR team.
Caroline Kluttz, MS RDN LDN
Caroline Kluttz is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a licensed provider of medical nutrition therapy by the state of North Carolina, and a member of the North and South Carolina Dietetic Association. Caroline received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She completed a 36-week comprehensive dietetic clinical practice program at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and outpatient nutrition therapy, education, wellness and counseling at the Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute, which has given her a solid foundation to face the abundance of nutrition misinformation that many patients are faced with on a daily basis.
Caroline is also a certified personal trainer and helps individuals find synergy between exercise and nutrition to meet their goals. Food and environmental allergies are a personal and professional interest of hers, having suffered for years with them until recently getting the right help. Caroline is thrilled to be a part of the AAIR team and provide patients with evidence-based, credible, up-to-date nutrition advice with a personalized approach to help patients develop a positive, supportive relationship with their health. Her mission is to help others eat with intention and choose foods that will repair, nourish and support every cell in their body so that food can be as it is intended to be – a nourishment rather than a detriment to health and performance.
Zachary Hurt, ND LAc
Zachary Hurt, ND LAc is a board certified acupuncturist in both North Carolina and South Carolina and carries a license as a naturopathic doctor in the state of Connecticut. He received his masters in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute as well as his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine graduating with honors from both programs.
Having grown up in a family that would reach for a natural remedy over more conventional medicines, he has been a firm believer in alternative medicine from a very young age. As the acupuncture tenets suggest, he works diligently to use the least invasive treatment methods to treat the whole person by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself. As an acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor, he will dig deep into your history, lab work and current condition in order to formulate a treatment that will address the underlying cause of your illness.
Having studied extensively under the guidance of Dr. Peter D’Adamo while at the University of Bridgeport, Dr. Hurt had the invaluable opportunity to work as the resident physician for the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport where he assisted naturopathic students in case-taking, physical exam, and formulating treatment plans. Dr. Hurt is also trained in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, receiving a certificate of completion in 2014 from Virginia Doran’s Luminous Beauty program. Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can be utilized by anyone – even those that are currently healthy and seeking preventive care.
- Masters Degree in Acupuncture (MAc) – University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute; Bridgeport, CT
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) – University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine; Bridgeport, CT
Licenses and Certifications:
- Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist in North Carolina and South Carolina
- Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor in Connecticut
- Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Virginia Doran Luminous Beauty Program