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Ariel Leifer MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
Work 187 HHDSB, MC 663
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Biographical Info

RHEDI Site Director


Chicago, IL


University of Illinois College of Medicine


West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park IL


Reproductive Healthcare
Prenatal Care
Infants and Children Board Review

I started my working life as a chef in some of Chicago’s nicest restaurants. It was the disparity in access to care and quality of care that I saw amongst my undocumented immigrant co-workers that led me to pursue a second career in medicine. These experiences have led me to appreciate the struggles our patients face outside of the physician’s office when planning medical care.

I enjoy family medicine because I am able to take care of people throughout the life cycle during both times of illness and normal life changes. I particularly enjoy prenatal care and reproductive healthcare.

As a core faculty member, I precept residents in clinic and work with them on labor and delivery. I run a women’s health procedure clinic on Thursdays that the residents all rotate through. I supervise a resident run lecture series on common problems in family medicine and various lectures throughout the year.


Preceptor of the year 2014-15
Family Centered Maternity Care Faulty of the Year, 2016

Clinical Profile

Categories: Department of Family Medicine - Faculty
Updated 3 months ago.