Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Lawrence (Larry) Leeman, MD, MPH

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Medical Director, Maternal Child Health

MSC09 5040

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Medical Director, Maternal Child Health Program


  • Medical Director, UNM FM Maternal Child and Reproductive Health Programs
  • Medical Director UNMH Milagro Program for substance abuse in pregnancy
  • Co-Medical Director University Hospital mother Baby Unit and Intermediate Care Nursery

Dr. Leeman received his degree from University of California, San Francisco in 1988 and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UNM. He practiced rural Family Medicine at the Zuni/Ramah Indian Health Service Hospital for six years. He subsequently earned a fellowship in Obstetrics. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He directs the Family Medicine Maternal and Child Health service and fellowship and co-medical director of the UNM Hospital Mother-Baby Unit. Dr. Leeman practices the family medicine with a special interest in the care of pregnant women and newborns. He is Medical Director of the Milagro Program that provides prenatal care and maternity care services to women with substance abuse problems. Dr. Leeman is a Professor in the Departments of Family & Community Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently the Managing Editor for the nationwide Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program. Areas of research include rural maternity care, pelvic floor outcomes after childbirth, family planning, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

Clinical interests include:

  • Maternity care and childbirth
  • Supporting women desiring physiological birth
  • Twin pregnancies, vaginal birth after cesarean, breech presentation including version and selected vaginal breech birth
  • Family planning and reproductive health
  • Care for pregnant woman with opioid dependence and their babies