Leesha K. Hoilette, M.D., M.S.

Leesha K. Hoilette, M.D., M.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Dr. Hoilette has begun a research path to investigate strategies to improve health care delivery in primary care for vulnerable children and families with a particular interest in CHCs. She is merging two fields of study--CHCs and Multifacted Interventions, with a focus on high-risk individuals. She wrote and successfully attained a KL2 award through the URMC's CTSI. She has also published research in Academic Pediatrics analyzing CHC's as medical homes for children as compared with other primary care providers for the poor. As she has progressed in her career as the Medical Director of Woodward Health Center at Jordan Health, a CHC here in Rochester, she has expanded her interests into how real time multifacted interventions in the primary care setting can improve provider and patient satisfication and imporve outomes for vulneralbe children and families.

As she has Her career development goals complement her research plans by providing her with the skill set, coursework, and local and national experiences to become an expert at CHCs with respect to medical home practice transformation, which has great potential to improve access and coordination.

Awards & Honors (National)

Travel Award | National Institue of Child Health and Human Development | Washington, DC 2008
Travel Award | National Institutes of Health, Dept of Health and Human Resource 2007

Awards & Honors (Local)

Travel Award | AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar | Philadelphia, PA 2011
Whole Person Care Award | Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Loma Linda, CA 2002
Alpha Chi Honor Society | Oakwood College. Huntsville, AL 1996 - 1998
Dean's List | Oakwood College. Huntsville, AL 1995 - 1998

Recent Journal Articles

Hoilette LK, Blumkin AK, Baldwin CD, Fiscella K, Szilagyi PG. "Community health centers: medical homes for children?" Academic pediatrics. 2013 13(5):436-42.
Hoilette, LK, Gebremariam A, Davis MM. "Usual Source of Care and Unmet Need Among Vulnerable Children: 1998-2006". Pediatrics. 2009; 123(2): 214-219. Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MSC | Health Care Research | University of Michigan2007
MD | Medicine | Loma Linda University School of Medicine2002
BS | Biology (Summa Cum Laude) | Oakwood College1998
Pre-Med/Medical Technology | Andrews UniversityAttended 1994 - 1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University Of Michigan07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center06/16/2002 - 06/30/2003