Physician Details

Alejandro Leon, MD

  • Contact Info
  • Phone:
    (504) 896-9426

    (504) 896-9312

  • About
  • Dr. Alejandro Leon specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Children’s Hospital. With more than eight years of experience, he is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Leon received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Columbia. He then completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. During his practice in Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital, he has found interest in vision screening, cataract management, strabismus, nasolacrimal duct obstruction among other conditions. When asked why he chose to specialize in Pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Leon said, “Eye care was always on my mind ever since I was prescribed glasses in middle school. This interest was heightened during medical school that led me to train as an ophthalmologist. Later, during residency training, I found a great fit with pediatric ophthalmology. I enjoyed interacting with children and parents, the use of different techniques to detect the desired clinical findings from infants to young adults, and the various surgical procedures performed in our specialty. The early years of a child’s life are key for optimal visual development. If a problem is detected, I find it very rewarding to help the child achieve their optimal outcome with medical management and, when necessary, surgical management as this positive impact can carry on for many years and for life.” Dr. Leon sees patients at the Children’s Hospital Main Campus and at Children’s Hospital Metairie Center.
  • Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus
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Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504)896-2888
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Metairie Center
3040 33rd Street
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 832-4033
Fax: (504) 832-5140

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