Leslie Stewart, M.D.
Leslie Stewart, M.D. is a first year internal medicine resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of the founding members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Medical Education Research Group at Stanford University School of Medicine. Leslie is originally from Dallas, Texas and majored in biology with an emphasis in molecular biology and genetics at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, she was very involved in LGBT activism and served as co-president for the LGBT group Rainbow Alliance during her junior year. After college, she did a year of service with AmeriCorps in Massachusetts working at a free clinic, Head Start and Women, Infants and Children. In medical school, she continued to pursue her interests in healthcare disparities and underserved communities. She received a Valley Foundation Fellowship to work at the San Mateo County Health Department with its Prevention of Childhood Obesity task force. She also served as Referrals Coordinator at Pacific Free Clinic in San Jose. After her third year in medical school she spent a year in The Gambia, West Africa on a project on tuberculosis and H. pylori. She plans to pursue a career in academic medicine with a focus on healthcare disparities.