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Leslie H. Fall, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics


Dartmouth Medical School, MD 1990
U. California - Los Angeles, BS 1986

Academy of Master Faculty Educators

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7999
Hanover NH 03755


Academy Chair 2013-2014

Leslie returned to the Dartmouth community in 1999 and is now the Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Professor (Hospital Medicine) and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics. Leslie is a nationally recognized expert in faculty development, learning design and use of technology in medical education, and she recently co-led the Pedagogy, Teaching and Mentorship Working Group for the Dartmouth College strategic plan. Following a pediatric residency at the University of California at Irvine, Leslie completed a medical education fellowship at Michigan State University in 1995 and has over 10 years of experience as a clerkship director and five years’ experience as a residency program director. She is a 2013 fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for women (ELAM).

Leslie is also the co-founder and executive medical director of MedU, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to advance medical education through collaborative development, dissemination and research of technology-enabled medical education programs. The majority of US and Canadian medical schools subscribe to at least one of MedU’s virtual patient courses, with over 30,000 registered new users per year and over 800,000 case sessions completed annually. She looks forward to mentoring faculty in curriculum development, learning design, clinical skills coaching, educational leadership and scholarship, entrepreneurship, and career planning.

Selected Publications:


  • Fall LH. A curriculum for pediatric residents in development and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines. Academic Medicine 74(5):608, 1999

  • Fall LH, Berman NB, Smith S, White CB, Woodhead JC and Olson AL. Multi-institutional development and utilization of a computer-assisted learning program for the core pediatric clerkship: The CLIPP Project. Academic Medicine 80(9):847-855, 2005

  • Gifford KA and Fall LH. Doctor Coach: A deliberate practice approach to teaching and learning clinical skills. Academic Medicine. Academic Medicine 89(2) 272-276, 2014