Leslie Rubin, MD, Developmental Pediatric Specialists, Atlanta, Georgia
Leslie Rubin is originally from South Africa where he trained in Pediatrics and came to the USA in 1976. He was initially at the Hospitals of the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and then he moved to The Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School where he spent 14 years. In 1994 he moved to Atlanta, Georgia as Director of Developmental Pediatrics at Emory University and Medical Director of the Marcus Center. Since 1998 he has been involved with the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) at Emory. In 1998 he also became involved with the Team Centers in Chattanooga Tennessee. IN 2004 he joined the Department of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine.
In 1984 he joined the Board of the League School of Boston (an educational program for children with Autism), in 1987 he helped found the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Children’s Hospital Boston, in 1995 he helped establish an interdisciplinary Autism clinic at the Marcus Center, in 2002 he established the Interdisciplinary Autism Program at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, in 2009 he helped found the Chattanooga Autism Center.
In 2004, he founded the Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability (ISDD), which is dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of the relationship between social and economic disadvantage and disabilities in children, and to outreach education and training and influencing health care policy and practices.
He currently provides interdisciplinary clinical services for children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, at Team Centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and at Developmental Pediatric Specialists in Sandy Springs, Georgia.