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Stephen Leinenweber, MD

Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Hospital Medicine
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Office Location
Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Raleigh
3000 New Bern Ave.
WakeMed Children's Hospital
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Undergraduate Degree
University of Notre Dame
Medical School
Rush Medical College, Chicago
Cook County Hospital, Chicago
Duke University
 American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatric critical, general pediatrics
Executive Medical Director, WakeMed Physician Practices Children’s Services

Dr. Stephen Leinenweber is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the executive medical director of Children’s Services for WakeMed Physician Practices. He has extensive experience as a pediatric critical care physician with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury, communication, bioethics and teaching. His training in pediatric critical illness led him to basic science research and clinical research in traumatic brain injury, and he plans to continue this interest through advocacy and collaborating with WakeMed’s Trauma program.

Dr. Leinenweber is an adjunct professor in pediatrics at both the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Additionally, he is the associate director of the UNC Pediatric Residency Program. He has focused his efforts on teaching post-graduate physicians and medical students about the broad area of critical illness and hospital medicine in the pediatric patient. He has received numerous teaching awards for his efforts.

Dr. Leinenweber received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his pediatric residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago as well as a pediatric critical care fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He also served as an international medical volunteer at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in clinical anthropology.

He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric critical care and general pediatrics. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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