Bob Leshner, MD. Co-Director
Dr. Leshner was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate and medical studies. Post graduate work in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics were taken at the University of Vermont. Fellowship in Adult and Child Neurology was completed at the University of Colorado. Fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases and Electrodiagnostic Medicine was taken at the Medical College of Georgia. For over 30 years, his main clinical interest has been the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric muscle diseases. He directed neuromuscular services at the Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia for over 20 years. He has trained over 50 post doctorate fellows in neuromuscular diseases and clinical electrophysiology. Ten consecutive medical student classes voted him “Best Professor” for his leadership in education in clinical neuroscience. Dr. Leshner has been cited in every edition of “The Best Doctors in America” in the categories of Child Neurology and Neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Leshner relocated to Washington DC in 2004 to assist in the development of clinical neuromuscular programs and the facilitation of translational research in Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the Children’s National Medical Center and the Center for Genetic Medicine. He has recently assumed medical directorship of the Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group (CINRG). He is a senior staff neurologist at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He holds the rank of Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Leshner is the proud father of five children and five (and counting) grandchildren who provide joy and comic relief in boundless measure.