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Michael Leslie

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Quality & Safety, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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Michael Leslie, DO, FAAOS, FAOA

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  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    PO Box 208071

    New Haven, CT, 06519-8071

    United States



Dr. Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1993. Subsequently Dr. Leslie undertook research in molecular biology and biochemistry at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/New York University School of Medicine where he studied extracellular matrix components and their interactions in cartilage.

In 2004, Dr. Leslie received a degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY and he went on to complete his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Peninsula Hospital Consortium of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in 2009.

Dr. Leslie completed subspecialty training in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of California at Davis in Sacramento, CA in 2010. Dr. Leslie joined the full-time faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine in 2010 and specializes in the care and surgical treatment of multiply injured patients in conjunction with the multidisciplinary Trauma Team at Yale New Haven Hospital.

In 2019, Dr. Leslie was appointed as the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Leslie's clinical specialties include polytraumatized patients, pelvic and acetabular fracture repair and reconstruction, intraarticular fractures, malunions, nonunions, joint reconstruction and fracture problems. His research interests include the understanding and optimal treatment for unstable pelvic ring injuries and osteoinductive agents.

Education & Training

  • DO
    New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2004)
  • BA
    College of the Holy Cross (1997)
  • Clinical Fellow Orthopaedic Traumatology
    University of California, Davis
  • Chief Resident
    Peninsula Hospital Consortium of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Residency
    Peninsula Hospital Consortium of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Osteopathic Rotating Internship
    Peninsula Hospital Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow Research AwardUniversity of California at Davis2010
Robert G. Thorpe, D.O. Commencement AwardNew York College of Osteopathic Medicine2004
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research FellowshipHoward Hughes Medical Institute1996
George M. Jaffin Bioengineering Research FellowshipNational Science Foundation1996

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