Leigh B. Grossman, M.D. graduated from Brandeis University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her Pediatric Residency and Infectious Disease and Critical Care Fellowships at the University of Virginia. She is the former Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Virginia and is currently Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Associate Dean for International Programs in the School of Medicine. Her clinical work at the University of Virginia is devoted to the care of hospitalized children both as a general Pediatric inpatient ward attending and as an infectious disease consultant. Her research is devoted to the prevention of hospital acquired infection in the critically ill newborn and child. She teaches at the bedside, in the classroom, nationally and internationally. She has edited and authored four books, Infection Control for the Pediatric Patient, Infection Control in the Preschool and Day Care Center, Infection Control for the Healthcare Worker and The Medical Student’s Guide to Successful Residency Matching.
Dr. Grossman’s history of international experience includes growing up in India, service time with the Peace Corps, consultancies for the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, DC and Chile, Project Hope and the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia. She has participated in ten years of medical service work in Haiti. She has directed the pediatric resident International Medicine Elective for 31 years with sites in India, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Morocco and Guatemala.
Her career has been honored with the McLemore Birdsong Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Virginia State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Medical College of Pennsylvania Alumni Achievement Award, the Department of Pediatrics Clinical Excellence Award and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.