Leann Poston, M.D.

Leann Poston, MD

Freelance Health and Medical Writer


Medical Education, Pediatrics, Health and Wellness, Healthcare Administration


Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University College of Education and Human Services


I firmly believe that medical information that is readable, reliable, and comprehensive should be accessible to all individuals. I aim to share and present the latest developments in medicine and health education without bias and ensure it is evidence-based. I believe the better people understand their disease and treatment options, the more empowered they feel.

— Leann Poston, MD


Leann Poston, MD, is a licensed physician in Ohio who holds an MBA and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who researches and writes about medicine, education, and healthcare administration.

After practicing in a physician group practice for eleven years, Dr. Poston taught students at all academic levels, wrote curriculum for both medical and business colleges, and served as an assistant dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Leann’s vast writing and teaching experiences have led to several awards in the teaching profession.

Leann has written several book reviews and blog posts for the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care on professional behavior, the business of health care, irrational choices and why we make them, patient rights, genetic testing, and ethics in health care. Dr. Poston was selected to be a Romanell fellow based on her work in medical professionalism.


Dr. Poston earned an MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Dayton Children's Hospital. While she enjoyed practicing pediatrics, she found her passion was in teaching and writing. Later in her career, she earned an MBA from Raj Soin College of Business, focusing on human resources and health care, and an M.Ed. from Wright State University in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

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