Leslie A. Kummer, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Pediatrician

Leslie A. Kummer, M.D., M.P.H. is a primary care pediatrician with special interest in breastfeeding medicine. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Preventive care, including well child exams and developmental surveillance and screening
  • Evaluation and care of acute illnesses
  • Management of chronic conditions, including adolescent depression and anxiety, ADHD and asthma
  • Inpatient well newborn care
  • Evaluation and management of breastfeeding and lactation challenges

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kummer is actively involved in education, research, and quality improvement in the Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

  1. 2019
    Fellowship - NRSA T32 National research Service Award (T32HP22239; Pl: Borowsky): Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child and Adolescent Primary Care University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Advisor: Iris Borowsky, MD, PhDUniversity of Minnesota
  2. 2019
    MPH - Master of Public Health ( Maternal Child Health) School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health Advisor: Mark Bergeron, MD, MPHUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 2013
    Residency - Residency in Pediatrics University of Massachusetts (UMass) Pediatric Residency Program UMass Memorial medical Center, Worcester, MAUniversity of Massachusetts
  4. 2010
    MD - The Warran Alpert Medical School of Brown University Clinical EducationDartmouth Medical School
  5. 2008
    MD - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH Pre-clinical educationDartmouth Medical School
  6. 2005
    Post-Baccalaureate Program - Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Coursework University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MNUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  7. 2002
    BA - B.A., Biology, magna cum laude Carleton College, Northfield, MNCarleton College

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Scholarly Project AwardDepartment of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  2. 2018
    Merit Award for Best Student/Trainee AbstractUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 2017
    Best Research Poster ($200 Travel Award to AAP National Conference)Minnesota AAP
  4. 2017
    Pediatric Fellow Research AwardUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 2008
    AAFP Program of Excellence AwardDartmouth Medical School
  6. 2007
    Best Poster Presentation - The Healthy Minds InitiativeSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine
  7. 2007
    Dartmouth Medical School Family Medicine Preceptorship AwardBrown University Family Medicine Residency Clinic
  8. 2007
    Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, New Hampshire - Vermont Program ($2000)Dartmouth Medical School
  9. 2002
    U.S. - Norway Fulbright Foundation ScholarshipUniversity of Bergen, Norway

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Public Health Association
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberAcademic Pediatrics Association
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics section on breastfeeding
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberMinnesota Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Aceademy of Pediatrics

Publications