Dr. David Leslie joins the Ochsner team as a primary care and sports medicine physician. Dr. Leslie serves as the primary care team physician for several local colleges and high schools in the New Orleans metro area. He also supports Ochsner Sports Medicine’s Concussion Management Program.

Dr. Leslie is an active member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is a board-certified family medicine physician. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine/Virginia Tech, where he served as an associate team physician for Virginia Tech and Radford University athletics.

Dr. Leslie has specific interests in sports medicine through both clinical and teaching avenues and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He has been clinical faculty at both Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and enjoys teaching in both the clinic and classroom setting.

In addition to covering athletic events at high school, collegiate, and professional levels, Dr. Leslie is also a USA Boxing certified physician. He has experience and interest in all combat sports such as wrestling, mixed martial arts, and boxing.

He is originally from the Detroit metro area in Michigan and is married to his wife, Lauren. They have one daughter, Caroline, who they welcomed in January 2019.

Medical School

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - East Lansing, MI


McLaren Greater Lansing - Michigan State University - Lansing, MI (Family Medicine)


Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine/ Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA (Sports Medicine)

  • American Board of Family Medicine
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