James L. Sublett, M.D.

Board-Certified Allergist in Louisville, KY

James Sublett, MD

A practicing physician for more than 44 years with senior leadership positions at local, state, and national levels, Dr. Sublett is the Co-Founder and Vice Chair of Family Allergy & Asthma. Based in Louisville, KY, Family Allergy & Asthma has over 100 offices including Louisville and Lexington, KY; Miami, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Columbia, MO; Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Memphis, TN; and Little Rock, AK metro areas and other communities in nine states. He is a Past-President (2014-2015) of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI), and has been honored by the College with the Gold-Headed Cane Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Past President of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (now the Advocacy Council of the ACAAI) serving on that board for over ten years engaged in dealing with national health care issues including lobbying efforts and interactions with Congress, the FDA, HUD, and the EPA. He served as the Executive Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs for the ACAAI for seven years through June 2023. He serves on the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the Editorial Board for the World Allergy Organization Journal. He also has been Clinical Professor of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine for over 44 years and served as Chief of Allergy & Immunology for over 19 years through June 2014. He was honored by the University as Medical School Alumni Fellow of the year in 2021.

He has been active in numerous civic and community activities including serving on the Boards of the Volunteers of America and the Louisville Orchestra. He is regarded as an expert on the effects of air pollution on human health, especially related to indoor air pollution resulting from both outdoor and indoor sources. He is a frequently invited national and international speaker on medical socioeconomics, anaphylaxis, asthma and indoor environmental issues.

He received both his BA and MD degrees from the University of Louisville and completed a residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

He is married and has four adult children, four grandchildren, and lives with his wife, Lelia, in Anchorage, KY.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy and Immunology


  • Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Drug Information Association
  • American College of Physician Executives
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