You can’t change the past or the present, but you can change the future.

Leigh Anne Bakel, MD



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Academic - Assistant Professor
Clinical - Hospitalist


Outstanding Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year
Awarding Body: Kaiser Permanente
Date: 2010

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

I feel very honored to meet families and children in a very difficult time when their child is sick. I enjoy the relationship I establish with patients and their families in these circumstances, and it is always a joy to see kids get better and go home.

Clinical Interests

I am interested in hospital medicine: common pediatric illnesses, such as flu and dehydration; infectious diseases of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys; respiratory illness; chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma; and recovery from surgery or injury.

Research Interests

I am interested in learning where physicians and nurses chart in the electronic health record and what is charted and how that can in turn be used for the patient's benefit.

Volunteer Activities

I volunteered for a week in Haiti May 2010 after the earthquake. I plan to do more volunteer work similar to this in the future.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

University of Colorado School of Medicine  - Medicine (2005)


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatrics (2006)

Residency Program

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatrics (2008)


American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
Section of International Child Health - Member
Section of Hospital Medicine - Member

Research & Grants

Website:"Bakel LA"[Author]