Maui doctor recognized in NYC for her leadership

LESLIE HARTLEY GISE, M.D.- Advocate for women’s health

Leslie Hartley Gise, M.D., a Maui psychiatrist for 23 years, was honored with the Alexandra Symonds Award for “outstanding contributions and leadership in promoting women’s health and the advancement of women” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association on May 5 in New York City.

She delivered the award lecture, “We’ve Come A Part Way Baby: How We Have and Have Not Made Progress Since the Women’s Movement of the 1970s,” where she discussed gender differences in depression and addiction and women in the military.

Gise is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, a past-president of the state psychiatric society, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and physician staff member of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Maui Health Systems.

She was a staff psychiatrist at Maui Community Mental Health Center for 20 years, which included working one day a week on Molokai.

Before she and her husband moved to Maui in 1995, Gise was in New York City and was in private practice for 30 years.

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