Dr. Leslie McClellan, MD, FACS, FASMBS

General Surgery

Dr Leslie McClellan, M.D, FACS, FASMBS
First female and First African American Chief of Surgery at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
Chair of Medical Advisory Committee and Member of Executive Board Committee
Primo Center for Homeless Women and Children.
General Surgery Residency: University of Chicago Hospital and Medical Center.
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: John Hopkins University.

Leslie’s Study Tip
“Don’t be afraid to be the first”
A life story by Dr Leslie McClellan.
I come from a family of doctors, first my grandfather, then my father. However my Aunty was told she could not become a doctor because she was a female.
She went on to study at University of Chicago and received a Master’s degree in Biology.
I decided after hearing this story as a young child that I would prove that girls could be doctors.
I worked hard, went to John Hopkins University for college and continued on to medical School.
Since then I have shattered many glass ceilings and mentored many African American women.
Never let anyone limit you.
Remember, it involves hard work and perseverance.

Best wishes and be your own best self!