Herschel Lessin, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: The Children's Medical Group, PLLC
  • Phone: (845) 452-1700 x1184
  • Fax: (845) 463-0928
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Pediatrics and Medical Legal Evaluations

Specialty Focus: General pediatrics, General Pediatric care, Pediatric Standard of Care, Pediatric expert, Community pediatrics

Education: BS - Summa cum Laude, Union College 1975; MD, Stanford University School of Medicine 1979; Residency & Internship, Yale 1979-1982

Years in Practice: 32

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 15


Additional Information

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 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 9 offices and 24 practitioners in NY's Hudson Valley. His practice includes children from birth through college. Dr. Lessin is active on a national policy level, having been co-lead author on several American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements and technical reports, as well as being a member of the authoring committee on several others. He reviews a majority of AAP policy statements making comments for possible revision as needed. Dr Lessin provides honest opinions based solely on the facts of the case materials reviewed, 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. He has authored a biweekly column for a regional newspaper on general pediatrics. He has appeared on regional radio providing advice, both prerecorded and live call in. In addition to his Pediatric expertise, Dr. Lessin has extensive experience and involvement in all aspects of Managed Care. He was a founder, and Chairman of a 2000 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 currently serves on the Boards of Directors of a not for profit health insurance company with more than 650,000 covered lives.