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Dropping Gems con Muchos Colores

Nov 28, 2023

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Dr. Leslie Sanchez, with roots in Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage, holds a Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her original plan was a degree in Business and Ecommerce and found her calling as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Boasting over seventeen years of expertise in Obstetrical & Women's Health, she has served as a Certified Nurse Midwife, guiding countless patients through their health and childbirth journeys. Dr. Sanchez is certified in a spectrum of specialties, including Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient OB Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Obstetric & Neonatal Quality and Safety, CPR, ACLS, and more. Her nursing practitioner license includes Full Practice Authority in Illinois.

With a decade-long track record in both large institutions and private practices, Dr. Sanchez is passionate about continuous learning, frequently attending professional conferences to stay updated on current literature and evidence-based practices. Beyond clinical work, she is dedicated to education, serving as Adjunct Faculty at three prominent nursing programs in the United States, where she imparts her knowledge to Masters and Doctoral Students.

Dr. Sanchez's mission extends beyond individual achievements. She aspires to champion diversity and inclusion in higher education, particularly among underrepresented and underserved students. Beyond narrowing the gap between minority and majority students and enhancing student scholarly achievement and retention rates, her focus is on improving the retention and success of underrepresented faculty. Her overarching goal is to shatter the glass ceiling, firmly believing that Representation Matters in Education, with the future of our children depending on it.

Research shows midwives help improve outcomes for both parent and child.  Dr Leslie recently was featured in Wbez Chicago Environment and Public Health article advocating for midwifery practices and programs in IL.