John M. Leventhal, MD



Conditions & Treatments

Child Abuse

(203) 688-2468
Accepting New Patients


John M. Leventhal, MD, is a nationally recognized expert on child abuse who has made significant contributions to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. He says Yale Medicine’s approach to child abuse is distinguished by “the research that its physicians have contributed to the field, the quality of clinical care and strong links to the community professionals who care for maltreated children.”

Dr. Leventhal focuses his research on the epidemiology—patterns, causes and effects—of child abuse and neglect. His work has helped doctors to better distinguish between accidental injuries and those caused by abuse. He also helped develop the use of home visits as a prevention tool.

He is an active member of several statewide committees that address child abuse and prevention, and he works closely with child protective services and other state and community agencies. He is an advocate for children, meeting with legislators, writing op-ed pieces and helping to raise funding for prevention efforts.





Years In Practice


Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital


Education & Training


Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Yale School of Medicine

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare