Dr. Leslie Torbert

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)
Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry


Medical School: Northwestern University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Dr. Torbert joins CHKD with a wealth of experience in practice locations and settings. A native of Hampton Roads since high school, Dr. Torbert is proud to join the CHKD family to continue providing service to children of this area.

Dr. Torbert is passionate about advocacy for mental health. She has lobbied legislators for more funding for eating disorders. She focused her master's degree thesis on disparities in health insurance and health care delivery in the Big 10 University population.

She combines her passion for advocacy with a love for teaching and daily interaction with patients.

In her free time, Dr. Torbert enjoys playing the flute, taking piano lessons, studying (and speaking) foreign languages, traveling, and gardening.

Research Areas
  • Health insurance disparities
  • Eating disorders
  • Adverse Childhood experiences
Awards & Honors
  • NMCP: Outstanding Customer Service (April 2018)
  • Bachner-Melman, R., de Vos, J.A., Zohar, A.H. et al. Attitudes towards eating disorders clinicians with personal experience of an eating disorder. Eat Weight Disord (2020)
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Academy for Eating Disorders
A Note From Dr. Torbert

"I chose child and adolescent psychiatry because it allows me to work with families and make interventions before problems such as low self-esteem become ingrained. I chose child and adolescent psychiatry because it is full of hope of improving the future lives of our young people. I chose CHKD because of its reputation for excellent care to our children."