Ann Liebeskind, MD

Ann Liebeskind, MD, FNLA, FAAP 

Dr Liebeskind is an expert in lipidology, the study of cholesterol.  She was one of the first diplomates of the American Board of Clinical LIpidology.  She also holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, meaning that she treats both adults and children with cholesterol problems.

Dr. Liebeskind started the first combined pediatric and adult lipids clinic in North East Wisconsin in 2006 while working for Affinity Health System.  During her time at Affinity, she worked with colleagues at Mayo Clinic to create Affinity Health System's COURAGE program, which went on to be offered by Network Health Plan.  She also worked with doctors from across the Fox Valley to bring the first LDL Apheresis program to NorthEast Wisconsin.  (LDL apheresis is a process for lowering cholesterol in people with very severe genetic diseases).  

Blending her expertise in cholesterol with her fascination with technology, she created an innovative private practice in 2014, Mobile Health Team.  Using both of these passions, she has also developed tools for kids and families to foster heatlhy lifestyles.  By providing better tools and support, Liebeskind hopes to help patients improve their cholesterol and achieve healthier futures.  In 2015, she published "Adventures in Cholesterol", a 28-page graphic novel created to empower children and parents in managing their cholesterol.  She is the founder of Homework for Health, an online teaching resource to help healthcare practitioners, educators and families manage cholesterol. 

Dr. Liebeskind is a Faculty Member of the National Lipids Association's Foundations in Lipidology Course and is an expert in Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a genetic cholesterol disease.  In 2014, Dr. Liebeskind was named a regional expert in pediatric obesity, serving as a designated Childhood Obesity Advisor for Continuing Health (COACH) for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In 2018 she was awarded the Midwest Lipid Association's Chapter President's Service Award at the National Lipid Association Scientific Session in Las Vegas, NV.  She has also been named a Fellow of the National Lipid Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She chairs the website committee for the National Lipid Association and serves as a board member of the Foundation of the National Lipid Association.  She is an officer of the Midwest Lipid Association Chapter.  She has spoken nationally for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Lipid Association on a variety of topics regarding lipid management and medical practice management.  

Dr. Liebeskind, a Wisconsin Native is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky Hospital.  

Passions and Practice Philosophy:

"Although my passions include cholesterol and technology, I feel that the healthy integration of work with family is a must.  I love being a Mom and Wife.  I feel that those roles bring me a healthy...and often humbled...perspective towards self-improvement and finding your optimal health.  I know that there will always be setbacks and roadblocks, but the journey is worth taking.  I love working with Mobile Health Team's lifestyle experts to treat the whole person, not just your cholesterol numbers.  I hope that by providing better tools and support, I will help my patients improve their cholesterol and move towards healthier futures."

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Zoology/Animal BiologyHonors 1994

 

Board Certifications and Fellowships:

American Board of Clinical Lipidology - Diplomate

American Board of Internal Medicine - Board Certified

American Board of Pediatrics - Board Certified

American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow- FAAP