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!