Leslie Liming Young, MD
I speak: English, Mandarin
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Many people wonder why I chose to become a pediatrician. While some of my youngest patients cannot even talk yet, they do have the most devoted advocates working for them--the parents. And the parents are my most staunch allies in caring for my patients. Not only do they always have the best interest for them, they also know their children better than anyone else. It's like having the world experts of these children helping me.
I was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States with my family in 1985. I didn’t speak any English at first, but I quickly mastered my second language and excelled academically, graduating at the top of my class with a degree in biology from UCLA. I settled in Long Beach and started a family in 2005. I joined the Rotary Club of Signal Hill in 2018 to better serve my community. I’ve also published two books on pediatrics, and I am working on a historical fiction.
About my practice
I believe the role of the pediatrician is to provide parents with current and reliable medical information. I work closely with parents to determine the best approach for their children. My practice consists of general pediatrics, with a focus on ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and learning problems. To better serve members, I have pursued additional training in LGBTQ health care. I believe that all children and families should be treated fairly.
How I thrive
I am an avid photographer and reader. I also enjoy volunteering in the community, but I spend the majority of my free time with my son.