Leslie Gonsette, MD

Hospitalist

I was born in Charleroi, Belgium, where I spent most of my childhood, and later moved to Florida with my family. After obtaining a biology major at the University of Central Florida, I decided to pursue my medical degree alongside my love of culture and travel by moving to Israel to attend Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Medical School for International Health, in collaboration with Columbia University. I am currently the president of my medical school’s alumni association.

I not only enjoyed backpacking throughout the Middle East, but visited many countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, where I often sought medical clerkships. With my desire to pursue global health and participate in medical mission trips, a career in both internal medicine and pediatrics was for me. I completed the four year training program at Tulane University in New Orleans while still managing time away for electives in Nepal, Romania, the Philippines and NASA.

Finally, forty countries later, a move to Alaska seemed like the new frontier I was after. Endless wildlife, forests, and outdoor activities along with the flexibility of working for this fun, dynamic group made the journey well worth it. My husband and I feel as if we have finally come home.

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Leslie Gonsette, MD