Global Down Syndrome Educational Series Featured Speakers:
H. Len Leshin

Health-related issues for infants, toddlers, school age children & adolescents
with Down syndrome

H. Len Leshin, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Corpus Christi, TX, May 2010

H. Len Leshin, MD, FAAP, is a Texas pediatrician who has a special interest is caring for children with Down syndrome. Dr. Leshin was the lecturer for the May 2010 Global Down Syndrome Educational Series. As the founder and curator of the popular Down Syndrome: Health Issues website, Dr. Leshin is a veritable walking encyclopedia when it comes to the health of individuals with Down syndrome. The highlight of Dr. Leshin’s lectures were the question and answer sessions. During this part of the address, the parents and professionals were able to receive specific advice about their child or patient with Down syndrome.

Dr. Leshin received his undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin and attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed internship and residency training in pediatrics at the Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. He has been in private pediatric practice in Corpus Christi, Texas for more than 20 years. Dr. Leshin is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to offering general pediatric care, Dr. Leshin, has a special interest in caring for children with Down syndrome – in part because his son Avi has Down syndrome.

Dr. Leshin is a member of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, and is on the Clinical Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Society. He has authored chapters in two books on Down syndrome and his lifelong commitment to caring for individuals with Down syndrome is inspiring.

Testimonials for Dr. Leshin’s Educational Series Lectures:

“This series brings in the “Best of the Best” in specialty areas that touch on our children’s needs – they make me feel that I am able to be on top of things due to the knowledge I receive from these symposiums.  Thank you!”

“This was very relevant for my 5-year-old, but I would like for him to address more teen issues when Daniel gets older if he’d come back to Denver! I would have traveled to Texas to get my son checked by him when he was born had I heard him speak sooner.”

“I was particularly impressed with Dr. Leshin’s fluency in evidence-based medicine and sourcing of recent studies.”

“This was very helpful for our entire office. There isn’t much training regarding health care for children with Down syndrome and for us to have Dr. Leshin for an hour to answer all our specific questions related to our patients  with Down syndrome was very beneficial.”

Attendee survey results on a scale of 1 to 5

Professional Survey Overall Objectives Met Relevance Knowledge of Speaker Clarity of Presentation
Average Totals 4.65 4.63 4.40 4.90 4.75
Parent Survey Overall Objectives Met Relevance Knowledge of Speaker Clarity of Presentation
Average Totals 4.63 4.62 4.60 4.82 4.51