Ariel Leifer, MD

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

RHEDI Site Director
Medical Director, Family Medicine Center at University Village


Family Medicine Center at University Village
722 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607


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