A photo of Leslie Farrell.

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric hospitalist, I provide care to hospitalized children at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Burnet and Liberty campuses. I also care for children who require inpatient hospitalization after surgery.

When a child stays in the hospital, it can be scary and stressful for patients and their families. My job is to care for the child’s medical needs and help make their time in the hospital a more positive experience.

My role also includes teaching medical students and residents. I love teaching and try to incorporate it into the patient care I provide. This approach includes educating families about their child’s illness. I want to empower patients and their families to ask questions, advocate for themselves and take additional steps to improve their child’s health.

In my free time, I like to take my family to nearby parks. During the summer, we enjoy visiting the lake or the beach.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Hospital Medicine

Research Divisions

Hospital Medicine

My Publications

Use of Lactated Ringers Solution Compared with Normal Saline Is Associated with Shorter Length of Stay in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis. Farrell, PR; Farrell, LM; Hornung, L; Abu-El-Haija, M. Pancreas. 2020; 49:375-380.

Strategies for Teaching Medical Students: A Faculty Development Workshop for Pediatric Preceptors in the Community Setting. Farrell, L; DeWolfe, C; Cuzzi, S; Ismail, L; Newman, D; Kalburgi, S. 2020; 16.

A Balanced Approach: Meeting the Needs of Medical Students and Faculty Educators in Pediatrics. Patel, SJ; Farrell, L; DeBlasio, D; Bolger, AK; Brady, JM; Sheanon, NM; Guiot, AB; Lehmann, C; Real, FJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:4-6.

Case 5: Acute vomiting and hallucinations in a 5-year-old vegan girl. Farrell, LM; Kalburgi, S; McGarry-Hansen, M; Regier, DS. Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2017; 38:287-287.

Ancient texts to PubMed: a brief history of the peer-review process. Farrell, PR; Farrell, LM; Farrell, MK. Journal of Perinatology. 2017; 37:13-15.