Maria Leon, DO

Dr. Maria Leon’s mission has been to give back to her community by providing quality care and advocating for women’s health. Living and training in the Brooklyn/Queens area have given Dr. Leon an extra sense of purpose. Not only has she had the opportunity to care for this population, but she also had the unique experience of being a patient here herself during her pregnancy and delivery of her beautiful baby boy. Because of this, she is able to connect with her patients on a deeper level. 

As a graduate from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Leon was trained with an additional set of skills. Aside from a foundation in anatomy and physiology, Dr. Leon learned to listen to her patient’s bodies and that not all ailments require medicinal management. Dr. Leon is trained and proficient in osteopathic techniques for treating common complaints such as lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, giving her additional tools to help her patients.

Dr. Leon completed her residency training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. During this time she assisted in and performed various obstetric and gynecologic procedures. She participated in research opportunities focusing on sonographic findings and their predictability of early pregnancy success or failure. Her time in residency helped her to develop her clinical acumen and her sense of purpose to the people of this community. 

Dr. Leon was born and raised in Ecuador before coming to New York. Aside from being fluent in Spanish, she is able to make her patients feel comfortable through her belief in collaborative care. She encourages open communication and makes sure to include her patients in decisions about their healthcare.

Dr. Leon is excited to begin this next phase in her career. She plans to bring together the lessons she learned in medical school, the skills she acquired in residency, and her sense of compassion and collaboration to be a champion for her patients.