By Jackie Mintz
Leslie Glickman's life has been deeply shaped by her work and experience as a physical therapist. Starting out as a clinician at the Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, she specialized in rehabilitation with adults and children. She eventually moved from clinical work into teaching and management.
Over the course of 30 years, Leslie earned two master's degrees and a Ph.D. From 2001 to 2015, she taught courses on ethics, professionalism, and management in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There, she developed and ran the post-professional doctoral program in physical therapy, one of the first such programs in the country.
During her tenure at UMB, Leslie consulted and took students to Suriname and Malawi for field study, teaching, and learning. Returning to Malawi on a Fulbright grant, she helped to develop a program at the University of Malawi Medical School based on her experiences in the United States.
More recently, Leslie developed, edited, and cowrote the first textbook on the history, culture, education, and healthcare of Malawi, which was published in August 2020. Working on this book, she said, was her "pandemic project."
A native of Baltimore, Leslie moved to Broadmead from Quarry Lake, near Pikesville. Her volunteer activities include leadership roles at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and the Baltimore Women's Giving Circle and tutoring students through Israel Connect. She is interested in crafts of various types, baking, and writing and editing. Leslie has two sons, Stuart in Olney, MD, and Douglas in Brooklyn, NY. She has four grandchildren.