Meet the physicians at Pediatric Alliance!
Leslie Soloshatz, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Arcadia Division (10 years)
Birthplace: The Bronx, NY
Education: Manalapan High School (NJ)/ University of Pennsylvania for college and medical school.
Training: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hospital Affiliations/Teaching: Magee-Womens Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Professional Interests: Concussions.
My Inspiration: My brother had a Wilm’s tumor (kidney cancer) when he was 5 years old. His oncologist was an amazing man and became a wonderful friend to my family.
My Hero: My sons! Both have chronic medical conditions and they are superstars! My oldest has an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts. My youngest has a unicameral bone cyst in his proximal femur, which he fractured through 3 years ago. He has had 2 sets of rods, pins, and cadaver bone grafts. He spent several weeks in a spica cast and has had months of physical therapy. The bone graft just isn’t working so who knows what is coming in the future for him?
Patients Have Taught Me: That laughter is the best medicine!!!
Funniest Thing A Patient Has Said: Is a teaspoon and a half more or less than a teaspoon? I’m not very good at the metric system. (A patient really asked one of our nurses this question!)
Parents Can Improve Their Child’s Health By: Being healthy role models for their children – exercise, don’t smoke, maintain a healthy lifestyle, etc – and bring their kids to the doctor for routine well child check ups.
Favorite Patient Age: School – aged kids. You can have a full conversation with them. They say incredibly funny things. They are really not feeling well when they say they are sick.
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, being a car driver for my two sons.
PC or Mac: Mac.
Playing On My iPod: Florence and the Machine.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii.
Favorite Food: Does coffee count?
Always In The Fridge: Chocolate Milk.
What People Don’t Know: I never make my bed!