Deborah L.P. McLeish

Deborah L.P. McLeish, MD, MS

Associate Professor
1685 Highland Avenue
UWMFCB - 6151
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-0582


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1975
  • Master of Science - Nutritional Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1980
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1986
  • Residency - Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1986-1989
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1989-1991

Board Certifications

  • Medical Licensure, State of Wisconsin #28820
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation (subspeciality)

Clinical Specialties

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Children who have physical disabilities to address the medical and functional complications of their disability
  • Spasticity management
  • Neurogenic bladder and bowel
  • Children with gait deviations

Professional Activities

  • AACPDM member
  • AAPMR Fellow
  • Medical School committee-Technical Standards Committee
  • Hospital Committee - Nutrition Committee; Physician Health Committee
  • CWC- Nutrition Committee

Research Interests

  • Tone Management
  • Impact of braces/trunk support on sitting balance and gait
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