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Leslie R. Walker, MD

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Leslie R. Walker, MD

Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Behavioral Health

On staff since January 2007

Children's Title: Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine

Academic Title: Professor and Chief, Adolescent Medicine Division, Department of Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"Teenagers have so much potential and so much to contribute to our understanding of the world. I have encounters every day with teens and young adults who feel they have lost their way due to chronic medical conditions, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and concerns about their sexual health. I am committed to helping each one find their strengths and giving every patient the support or treatment needed to find their way again. The great thing about teenagers and young adults is that they are so resilient and strong; the key is to keep them aware of that."

Recommendations

ColeenSultan, WA01.20.12
My daughter has been seeing Dr Walker since she came in January of 07 and she has helped her tremendously with her health issues and just with her growing through her pre teen and teen years so far. I would highly recommend her to any of our friends and family and any one out there, she is compassionate and cares about her patients well being at all times. Thank you for bringing her on staff she is a real asset to Childrens you are lucky to have her.
Recommend Dr. Leslie Walker

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics
Medical/Professional School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford
Residency
Pediatrics, Wyler Children's Hospital, Chicago
Fellowship
Adolescent Medicine, UC - San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla
Adolescent Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
Clinical Interests

Development of community involved academic adolescent medicine programs and adolescent substance abuse programs Policy development and advocacy for high-risk youth ADHD, poor school performance, Gyn issues, metabolic syndromes

Research Description

My research is focused on the following: involving parents in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and risky behaviors, research on school intervention for pregnancy prevention for adolescents in 5th and 6th grade, ADHD and smoking in adolescents, transitional healthcare for adolescents with special healthcare needs, motivational substance abuse treatment program with emphasis on parent involvement, substance-abuse prevention, and parenting skills for parents of adolescents with chronic medical conditions.

Research Focus Area

Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Behavioral / Mental Health

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

Are adolescents with ADHD interested in genetic testing for nicotine addiction susceptibility?
International journal of environmental research and public health , 2010 Apr: 1694-707
Primary care providers' willingness to recommend BRCA1/2 testing to adolescents.
Familial cancer , 2010 Mar: 43-50
Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Jul: 617-26
Adolescent medical providers' willingness to recommend genetic susceptibility testing for nicotine addiction and lung cancer risk to adolescents.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Jul: 617-26
Association of multiple behavioral risk factors with adolescents' willingness to engage in eHealth promotion.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Jun: 457-69
Association of multiple behavioral risk factors with adolescents' willingness to engage in eHealth promotion.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2009 Jun: 457-69
Interest in genetic counseling and testing for adolescent nicotine addiction susceptibility among a sample of adolescent medicine providers attending a scientific conference on adolescent health.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Jul: 42-50
Interest in genetic counseling and testing for adolescent nicotine addiction susceptibility among a sample of adolescent medicine providers attending a scientific conference on adolescent health.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Jul: 42-50
Interest in genetic counseling and testing for adolescent nicotine addiction susceptibility among a sample of adolescent medicine providers attending a scientific conference on adolescent health.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Jul: 42-50
Financing mental health services for adolescents: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2006 Sep: 456-8
Interest of adolescents in genetic testing for nicotine addiction susceptibility.
Preventive medicine , 2006 Jan: 60-5
Interest of adolescents in genetic testing for nicotine addiction susceptibility.
Preventive medicine , 2006 Jan: 60-5
Suicidality in adolescents being treated with antidepressant medications and the black box label: position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2005 Jan: 92-3
Health care transition: youth, family, and provider perspectives.
Pediatrics , 2005 Jan: 112-20
Health care transition: youth, family, and provider perspectives.
Pediatrics , 2005 Jan: 112-20

Presentations

Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Promising Practices For Providing Adolesent Health ServicesGuest Speaker at Adolescent Health Summit, San Ysidro Health Center San Diego, CaliforniaNov. 1, 2009
Secrets, Lies And Testing Dilemmas: Parents' Requests For Adolescent Drug Testing, Sexual Behavior Information Sharing And Ownership Of Diagnostic ResultsTreuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics conference, Seattle Children’s Seattle, WAJuly 1, 2009
National Academy Of Sciences On Advancing Adolescent And Young Adult Health: Preparing The Adolescent Health Workforce For 2020Facilitated Discussion: Voices of Trainees, Sponsored by the Institute of Medicine/LEAH training Programs, National Academy of SciencesWashington DCMay 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
CSB-200 - Adolescent Medicine
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
206-987-2028

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