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Dr. Herschel Lessin has been a full-time practicing Pediatrician since 1982 and has served as an expert witness in Pediatric malpractice litigation since 1987, working for both plaintiff and defense. Trained at Stanford and Yale, Dr. Lessin has experience in case review as well as both deposition and trial testimony. He is a founding member and Vice President of one of the larger single specialty Pediatric practices in the United States, The Children's Medical Group, PLLC, with 8 offices and 26 practitioners in NY's Hudson Valley region ( His practice includes children from birth through college age encompassing both outpatient and Well Newborn Hospital Care.

Dr. Lessin has been active on a national policy level, as co-lead author on several national American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements and technical reports, as well as being a member of the authoring committee on several others. He has reviewed AAP policy statements from the perspective of a practicing community Pediatrician and has made comments that oftentimes are included in the revisions.

Dr. Lessin provides honest opinions based solely on the facts of the case materials reviewed and without regard to the position of retaining counsel. He is experienced in case review and will appear as a testifying expert at both deposition and trial. He is willing to travel if required.

Dr. Lessin has had broad media experience, hosting medical spots on radio, TV, and online.. In addition, he has authored a biweekly column for a regional newspaper on parenting and general pediatrics. He has also appeared on regional radio providing advice, both prerecorded and live call in, concerning Pediatric care.

In addition to his Pediatric expertise, Dr. Lessin has extensive experience and involvement in all aspects of Managed Care. He was a founder, and for 12 years, was Chairman of a 3000 physician IPA that contracted with Managed Care organizations and covered over 150,000 lives. He is a Certified Managed Care Executive through America's Health Insurance Plans, the Managed care trade organization. He has served on the Boards of Directors of a not for profit health insurance company with more than 650,000 covered lives.

Education & Licenses

MD - NY License