Leslie Farrington, MD

Leslie Farrington, MD

Co-Founder and Vice President, Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood

Dr. Leslie Farrington is a retired physician from New York with over 30 years of expertise in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Well Woman Care. Leslie’s first birth, as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, was attended by a midwife.

That birth experience inspired her interest in a career as an Ob/Gyn. She received her MD degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1984 and went on to Ob/Gyn training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She practiced Obstetrics there for 20 years. During that time, Leslie developed a reputation as a deeply caring clinician who followed the midwifery model of care.

Her unique background from growing up in an interracial family with community activist parents made her a valuable asset to colleagues, trainees, and patients.

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