Jennifer Lessin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer Lessin

Contact Info

Office Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Pediatrics
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414
7962A (Campus Delivery Code)

MD, University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Lessin was among the first cohort of specialists to be board certified in the specialty of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 2002 after completing her fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 1997. Since that time, Dr. Lessin has practiced as a Pediatric Subspecialist in Child Development, Behavior and Learning with an emphasis on creating long standing relationships with patients and families; as well as on engaging families with diverse cultural backgrounds. As an experienced clinician with young children, school - aged children, teens and young adults, Dr. Lessin has contributed to the development of clinical models for the evaluation and management of neurodevelopmental disorders in a multidisciplinary team format. Current academic interests include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as well as Neuroplasticity and Resilience in response to trauma. Having trained in self - regulation strategies and mind - body medicine, Dr. Lessin uses a strength-based model to guide families and children with ADHD, Autism, Learning profile differences, Neurogenetic and Neurobehavioral disorders.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor" (2018)


Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics- Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics