Lesli is a national board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP). She has over a decade of experience as a CPNP, graduating summa cum laude from UCLA in 2002. She has been practicing as a CPNP with Coastal Kids since 2008, after receiving much of her initial internship training from Steven Abelowitz, MD in 2001.
She has gained years of invaluable experience working as a CPNP in the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s primary care clinics in Santa Ana, prior to joining Coastal Kids. There, she managed the healthcare needs of children of all ages, worked closely with adolescents in the teen clinic, and often went out into the community in CHOC’s mobile healthcare clinic. She has also spent time working with the Orange County Rescue Mission to provide healthcare to children and their families in need.
Her abilities include providing comprehensive healthcare services to children and their families by managing chronic and acute illnesses, as well as performing physical exams from the newborn period through adolescence. Lesli is a southern California native and currently resides in South Orange County with her husband and four young daughters. Lesli is fluent in Spanish.