Kristina Leinwand D.O.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (39 Ratings, 14 Comments)


  • Hepatology / Liver Disease
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Gastroenterology (Pediatric)
  • Nutrition


  • D.O., Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 2011
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 2014
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO 2017
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Certification, 2014
    • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology Certification, 2017


Dr. Leinwand specializes in caring for kids with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. She chose to become a physician to be able improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents through patient-oriented, multidisciplinary care. Her approach to patient care centers on communication, education, and collaboration; she believes in effectively communicating and educating patients and families in an effort to foster collaborative medical decision-making that will meet each patient's unique needs and circumstances.

In addition to the drive she gets from practicing medicine, she is happiest when spending time with her husband and two daughters. As desert natives, they love to travel and explore new areas and enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and swimming.

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Memberships and associations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (39 Ratings, 14 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 04, 2019

    She was very caring to our son and gave easy to understand information.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    She was compassionate and gentle with our son. She has been very responsive to our questions.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    The staff was so kind and thoughtful. They were attentive and comforting with my daughter, answered all of our questions, and "provided care" to her doll while they cared for her, which was super helpful in allaying her fears and making her feel comfortable.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    She is wonderful.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    She was wonderful and explained things well.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    It went very well

  • May 29, 2019

    She seemed knowledgeable, thorough, very professional and reasonably compassionate. We liked the doctor, the provider.

  • May 16, 2019

    Everybody involved was very knowledgeable and kind. I don’t think we could have had a better experience.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    She was very thorough and communicated with us throughout the process

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Always so comforting and reassuring to both our son and us.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Wonderful. Explained everything. Very kind and thorough

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Very impressed with our service and the care that the doctor shared with our child.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Very kind and personable. Explained things so that we could understand. Took great care of our son.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    She was very kind and attentive.

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