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About Sickkids
About SickKids


Brief Biography

Dr Karen Leslie obtained her medical degree from McMaster University followed by Paediatrics training at Queens’ University and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has a graduate degree in health professions education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

In her clinical role, she oversees the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program and works as one of the attending physicians on the Eating Disorders inpatient unit.

Dr. Leslie was the Program Director for the Postgraduate sub specialty training program in Adolescent Medicine from 2004-2009. She teaches in the undergraduate medical program as a PBL tutor, lecturer and seminar leader, and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate learners in the clinical setting.

In 2009, Dr Leslie was appointed as the Director of the Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, after having served as the Associate Director for 4 years. She is involved in many levels of educational program development and evaluation.

Her scholarly interests are in the areas of faculty development, career development and mentoring, and in the assessment of outcomes for adolescents with substance abuse.