July 5, 2016

Dr. Steven Leber appointed Director of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Steven Leber

Dr. Steven Mark Leber has been appointed to the position of Director of Pediatric Neurology, effective July 1, 2016.  Dr. Leber is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Neurology.  He is the Residency Director of the Child Neurology Training Program and the Medical Director for the Pediatric Neurology Outpatient Clinic.

He completed his B.S. in Physical Neurobiology from the University of Michigan and obtained his M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.  Dr. Leber graduated from a Pediatric Residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at Case Western Reserve.  He went on to St. Louis where he was a pediatric neurology fellow at Washington University.

Dr. Leber was the previous recipient of the David G. Dickinson Collegiate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.  He has won numerous awards including being named to the League of Clinical Excellence and the League of Educational Excellence by the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. Leber is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Child Neurology Society.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Leber on his appointment as Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology.

The Department thanks Dr. Faye Silverstein for the guidance and leadership she provided in directing this division since 1997.  Under her leadership many changes have occurred including numerous new clinical and research programs.  Dr. Silverstein will be moving on to a new role in the Department as Interim Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs.