Dr. Alan Leichtner, MD

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Dr. Alan Leichtner, MD

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Pediatric Gastroenterology | Male

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Ave Fl 5, Boston, MA 02115 Get Directions
(617) 355-6058

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Care Philosophy

My goal has always been to provide the best standard of care for my patients. I never recommend anything that I wouldn't do for a family member with the same condition. I strongly believe that decision-making in healthcare should be collaboration between the healthcare team and the patient and family. In order to make this collaboration work well, communication is key.Read more

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Dr. Leichtner has spent all but 4 years of his career practicing pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children's Hospital and as...Read more

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    Dr. Leichtner says...

    Dr. Leichtner has spent all but 4 years of his career practicing pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children's Hospital and as director of clinical gastroenterology.   During this time, the division has expanded to include multiple centers and subspecialty programs as well as satellite offices.   In order to truly provide the best possible care for children with pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, Dr. Leichtner believes that it is necessary to have care provided by acknowledged experts in each disorder and to bring care to the community.  Over the last few years, he has personally focused on the care of children with celiac disease. 

    Boston Children's Hospital has established a Celiac Disease Program and the Celiac Kid's Connection, a group to support patients and families.  The physicians in the Celiac Disease Center are dedicated to providing the highest quality care, in a way that minimizes the trauma of testing to our patients.  Dr. Leichtner has also been very interested in patient and family education and has created videos for families and comic books for children to help them understand chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

    Dr. Leichtner's Care Philosophy

    My goal has always been to provide the best standard of care for my patients. I never recommend anything that I wouldn't do for a family member with the same condition.  I strongly believe that decision-making in healthcare should be collaboration between the healthcare team and the patient and family.  In order to make this collaboration work well, communication is key.

    Dr. Leichtner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
    •  Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Leichtner's Board Certifications

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    • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • Pediatrics

    Conditions Treated

    • Celiac Disease
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1979

    • Internship Hospital
      Boston Children's Hospital

      Completed in 1979

    • Residency Hospital
      Boston Children's Hospital

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Boston Children's Hospital, Gastroenterology

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Procedures Performed

    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Pediatric Gastroenterology Procedures