Marissa Leslie, M.D.

Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Adventist Health Care

Dr. Leslie is the Chair of Psychiatry for Shady Grove Behavioral Health in Rockville, Maryland. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry for Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Adventist HealthCare, Inc. Board of Trustees. She specializes in treating depression and PTSD in children and adolescents with an academic interest in immigrant and refugee trauma. Dr. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Oakwood University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the Loma Linda University Medical Center and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leslie is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a former member of the International Relations Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is committed to providing prevention and treatment for youth mental health conditions. She has worked with youth in her personal life as a Big Sister and youth club instructor, as well, and believes in the ability of every child to thrive and succeed with proper support and mentorship. Her goal is to educate people on the importance of attending to their physical and mental health since both aspects of health contribute to wholeness and true healing.

Other Staff Members

Advisory Board

Delbert W. Baker, Ph.D.
James Lyons, PhD.
Hon. Connie Mack
Jim Payne
Benjamin Reaves, D.Min.
Carol H. Williams
Willie Woods