John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Health Concord Medical Center
Dr. Leslie Allison Gillum grew up in Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Virginia in 1995. She received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (2001) from the University of California Berkeley and studied medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Gillum completed a neurology residency in 2005 and a fellowship in spine neurology in 2006. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. From 2005-2009, she worked exclusively as a clinical faculty member in neurology at UCSF and participated in NIH-based research.
In 2009, Dr. Gillum happily left her across-bay commute behind and joined the Neurology Medical Group of Diablo Valley as a full-time general neurologist. She has served as NMG’s Managing Partner since 2011. She truly enjoys her work and cares for all types of neurologic illnesses, including but not limited to: stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, migraines, myasthenia gravis, neuropathy and more. She also has a subspecialty in spine neurology and helps neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons, physicians and patients determine if neurologic symptoms are attributable to anatomic spine disease (disc herniation, spinal stenosis, etc.) or other neurologic illness. She maintains close UCSF ties and volunteers her time teaching medical students.