Dr. Alan Leichtner, MD

Dr. Alan Leichtner, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Alan Leichtner, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave Fl 5

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-6058

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Dr. Leichtner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leichtner "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leichtner "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."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

8  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Gastroenterology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leichtner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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