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Michael Leslie

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

Contact Information

Michael Leslie, DO, FAAOS, FAOA

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    PO Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06519-8071

    United States

Appointments

Biography

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

  • Clinical Fellow Orthopaedic Traumatology
    University of California, Davis (2010)
  • Chief Resident
    Peninsula Hospital Consortium of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (2009)
  • Residency
    Peninsula Hospital Consortium of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (2008)
  • Osteopathic Rotating Internship
    Peninsula Hospital Center (2005)
  • DO
    New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2004)
  • BA
    College of the Holy Cross (1997)

Activities

  • Geriatric Acetabulum Fractures: Can we and Should we be Doing Acute Total Hip Replacements
    Virtual Grand Rounds for Department 2021
  • Advanced Fracture Case Controversies
    Single day 4 hour event for resident, fellow and attending education. 2021
  • Operating Room Personnel
    New Haven, United States 2020
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
    5 week online event each Saturday morning with discussion groups and lectures 2020
  • Blended Virtual Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
    8 week event, 2 hours each night with discussion groups both large and small group on Zoom. Module Director and Faculty. 2020
  • Virtual Blended Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    8 week event in evenings, 2 hours each night. Small and large group discussions. 2020
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Operating Room Personnel
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
    Las Vegas, United States 2019
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Modification of Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Analgesia Outcomes. American Society of Anesthesiology
    San Francisco, United States 2018
  • Hip Fractures: The Yale Experience and Protocol
    Burlington, United States 2018
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures
    Chicago, United States 2018
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
    Tampa, United States 2018
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Chicago, United States 2018
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Baltimore, United States 2018
  • Distal Femur Fractures: When to Repair and When to Replace
    A 2 hour live events attended by over 100 participants as part of a yearly series. 2018
  • Augmentation of Proximal Femur Fractures with TraumaCEM
    A webinar presented as an educational event for surgeons worldwide for new procedures to augment the femoral head in osteoporotic proximal femur fractures. This was done in conjunction with Drs. Matthew Graves (Mississippi), Michael Gardner (Stamford University) and Gregory Osgood (Johns Hopkins) 2018
  • Trauma patient from the ED to the OR
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Instructor
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures
    Lombard, United States 2017
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    La Jolla Ranch, United States 2017
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
    Chicago, United States 2017
  • Diaphyseal Fracture Management
    Vancouver, United States 2017
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests Compared with Time to Brake in Patients with Complex Lower Extremity Trauma
    Baltimore, United States 2016
  • A Novel CT Assessment Method to Evaluate Stability of Posterior Acetabular Fractures
    Baltimore, United States 2016
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Charlotte, United States 2016
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course
    Seattle, United States 2016
  • Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
    Orlando, United States 2016
  • Comprehensive Fracture Management Course
    Baltimore, United States 2016
  • Comprehensive Fracture Management Course
    Baltimore, United States 2016
  • The effect of helmet use on motorcycle trauma outcomes
    San Diego, United States 2015
  • Mangled Extremity: Limb Salvage vs. Amputation
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • The Mangled Extremity
    Old Westbury, United States 2015
  • Advanced Fracture Management Course
    Dallas, United States 2015
  • Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
    New Orleans, United States 2015
  • Are we back to fixing clavicles?
    Amelia City, United States 2015
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Rosemont, United States 2015
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • Comprehensive Fracture Course for Residents
    San Diego, United States 2015
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Phoenix, United States 2015
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Section Module Moderator
    Colorado Springs, United States 2015
  • CT Angiography for Complex Lower Extermity Trauma: What are the indications being used?
    Tampa, United States 2014
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Career Planning
    Old Westbury, United States 2014
  • The Economic Cost of Motorcycle Use in CT, a 10 year review
    Danbury, United States 2014
  • Proximal Quartile Humerus Fractures
    Boston, United States 2014
  • Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
    Orlando, United States 2014
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management Course
    Tampa, United States 2014
  • Fracture Nonunions, Principles and Treatment Strategies
    Dallas, United States 2014
  • Diaphyseal Fractures
    Tampa, United States 2014
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Davos, Switzerland 2014
  • Trauma patient from the ED to the OR
    New Haven, United States 2013
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Sun Valley, United States 2013
  • Articular Fracture Module
    Chicago, United States 2013
  • Diaphyseal Fracture Module Moderator and Proximal Humerus Fractures
    Kansas City, United States 2013
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    New Haven, United States 2013
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    San Francisco, United States 2013
  • Diaphyseal Fracture Management Module Moderator
    Phoenix, United States 2013
  • Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
    La Jolla Ranch, United States 2013
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Pelvic Ring Fixation In a Vertically Unstable Pelvic Fracture Model
    Orlando, United States 2012
  • Clinical efficacy of transsacral screw fixation in vertically unstable pelvic ring fractures
    Orlando, United States 2012
  • It is possible to train patients to bear limited weight on a lower extremity?
    Orlando, United States 2012
  • CT Angiography Utilization in Extremity Trauma Patients
    Minneapolis, United States 2012
  • Femoral Neck Fractures: Young to Old
    New Hampton, United States 2012
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
    Old Westbury, United States 2012
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Management for Operating Room Personnel
    Newport, United States 2012
  • Articular Fracture Module
    Chicago, United States 2012
  • Forearm Fracture and Distal Femur
    Minneapolis, United States 2012
  • Pain Management in Orthopaedic Surgery
    London, United Kingdom 2012
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Pelvic Ring Fixation In a Vertically Unstable Pelvic Fracture Model
    San Antonio, United States 2011
  • It is possible to train patients to bear limited weight on a lower extremity?
    San Antonio, United States 2011
  • Clinical efficacy of transsacral screw fixation in vertically unstable pelvic ring fractures
    San Antonio, United States 2011
  • The Utility of Anterior External Fixation in Vertically Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries
    San Antonio, United States 2011
  • Advances in Emergency Orthopaedic Management
    Stamford, United States 2011
  • Advances in Orthopaedic Trauma Emergency Management
    Norwich, United States 2011
  • Compression Plating and Interfragmentary Compression
    San Antonio, United States 2011
  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management
    Chicago, United States 2011
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
    Trumbull, United States 2010
  • Operative Treatment of Complex Pelvic Trauma
    Ledyard, United States 2010
  • Distal Femur Plating
    Baltimore, United States 2010
  • Principles of Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel
    New York, United States 2009

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Leonard Tow Humanism Award, Nominee2021
Wayne O. Southwick Resident Teaching Award2018
Howard Rosen Teaching Award2016
Wayne O. Southwick Resident Teaching Award2012
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

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
WTNH Evening NewsIn a public service effort I was featured on WTNH for snow related injuries and snow plow injuries during winter storm alerts.2021
Fox61 Evening NewsIn my role as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma I was featured in a news report on snow sports related injuries.2021
WFSB Evening NewsIn my role as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma I was featured for an interview on snow safety and the city.2021
WTNH Evening NewsIn my role as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma I was featured on a news report regarding driving habits and increased activities coming into the summer of 2021.2021
Traffic and Injury PreventionIn this role I serve as a reviewer for submitted papers.2020 - 2021
AO North AmericaAs co-chair of the virtual blended Advanced Fracture Course I coordinated over 20 faculty members and 80 participants to introduce advanced fracture principles to high level Orthopaedic learners. This included pre course activities, discussion forums and live discussion groups.2020 - 2021
AO North AmericaAs co-chair of the inaugural in person blended Advanced Principles of Fracture Management this course marked the resurgence of the AO North America as a live event. The creation of a safe, responsible live event was a critical role managing international faculty travel, venue restrictions and indoor hands on events.2020 - 2021
AO North AmericaAs co-chair of the inaugural in person blended Advanced Principles of Fracture Management this course marked the resurgence of the AO North America as a live event. The creation of a safe, responsible live event was a critical role managing international faculty travel, venue restrictions and indoor hands on events.2020 - 2021
Orthopaedic Trauma AssociationAs co chair of the Basic Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course I was charged with directing over 50 faculty members and over 100 residents over the course of 3 days. This included direction of didactics and creation of modules that would provide extensive hands on fracture management skills.2018 - 2019
Orthopaedic Trauma AssociationAs co chair of the Basic Residents Comprehensive Fracture Course I was charged with directing over 50 faculty members and over 100 residents over the course of 3 days. This included direction of didactics and creation of modules that would provide extensive hands on fracture management skills.2017 - 2018
Yale New Haven HospitalAs the physician lead on the Orthopaedic Trauma Implant Contracting Initiative I sought involvement of subject matter experts of the NorthEast Purchasing Coalition and from the YNHH system Hospitals to garner consensus opinion and share information regarding contracting and pricing for effective utilization of healthcare resources.2016 - 2020
Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationMarketing and branding committee.2015 - 2018
Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationDirector of Medical Student Education2015 - 2018
Yale School of MedicineAs a member of the Faculty Advisory Council I served on a committee that worked with Dean Alpern to address the most critical components of faculty relations and activities. This included the implementation of paternity and maternity policies consistent with modern policies.2015 - 2018
AO North AmericaAs co-chair of the AO North America Basic Principles of Fracture Management I was charged with directing a 4 day interactive course composed of didactics, discussion groups and hands on lab assignments. This included faculty selection and management, participant recruitment and organization. The course had over 120 attendees and over 25 faculty members.2015 - 2016
Yale New Haven HospitalYAccess Steering Committee where I represented the Department of Orthopaedics with regard to inter hospital transfer for higher level of care.2014 - 2019
Perioperative DVT and Thromboembolism Prevention CommitteeIn this role I worked with a multidisciplinary group of physicians, nurses and pharmacists to develop protocols that became integrated over the system and decreased the rate of preoperative DVT/PE significantly across multiple service lines.2014 - 2017
Yale School of MedicineDoctoring Course for acute and chronic pain management2013 - 2014
Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationPatient Centered Care Committee2013
Yale New Haven Hospital Hip Fracture CommitteeBeginning in 2012 in conjunction with Drs. Michael Baumgaertner, Leo Cooney and Jensa Morris we began the hip fracture committee to develop protocols unique to YNHH that would allow for extensive integration of Medical co management. This has evolved to become the combined hip fracture program at YNHH SRC which effectively treats over 500 hip fracture patients in an effective and efficient manner.2012 - 2021
Yale School of MedicineIn this role I organized a group of Anesthesiologists, Internists, Palliative Care Providers and Surgeons to develop and implement a Pain Management Curriculum in the Medical School for second year students. This included live sessions in small group discussions regarding patient care. This was implemented prior to the new curriculum changes.2012 - 2013
Yale School of MedicineMusculoskeletal Evaluation and Management for Medical Students2012 - Present
Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationResident Selection Committee2011 - 2021
Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationResident Review Committee2011 - 2021

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