Leslie Kessler, N.P., received her BSN from Columbia University School of Nursing in and her MSN from UCLA School of Nursing. She was a pioneer in the Nurse Practitioner profession, graduating at a time when few knew the role. She has worked in primary care in Los Angeles while raising 4 children and has been in her present practice for 22 years. She loves to volunteer her skills in the community, the highlight being working at the Special Olympics World Games. Leslie Kessler favorite area of Pediatrics is helping new parents settle into their new role.

My hope is that parent will gain cofidence in parenting through education and reassurance. I like to take the time to really listen to parents and children so that problems can be identified and solved and healthy lifestyles can be implemented.

MSN/NP Program
  • Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Spanish


The Doctors of Saint John's (MDSJ)
1811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-9010


  • PMI - Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Interests
  • Pediatrics
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Integrative & Complementary Therapies
  • Nutrition
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Weight Management


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Access Medical Group IPA
  • So Cal Childrens Health Network
  • UCLA Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Doctors of Saint John's