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Kristin Leight Wesley, MD

Kristin Leight Wesley, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Wesley is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 2009

Description of Clinical Expertise

Women's Mental Health
Perinatal Psychiatry
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • NJ Medicaid
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


AADPRT, National American Psychiatric Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wesley is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Behavioral Health
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Leight K: “Case Conceptualization" Differential Psychotherapeutics : 2019.

Fitelson E, Kim S, Baker AS, Leight K: Treatment of postpartum depression: clinical, psychological and pharmacological options International Journal of Women’s Health 3 : 1-14,2010.

Leight KL, Fitelson EM, Weston CA, Wisner KL: Childbirth and mental disorders International Review of Psychiatry 22 (5): 453-71,2010.

Monk C, Leight K, Fang Y.: The Relationship between Women’s Attachment Style and Perinatal Mood Disturbance: Implications for Screening and Treatment Archives of Women’s Mental Health 11 (2): 117-29,2008.

Leight, K., Joachim, N.: The Empathy Conference - (a review) Academy Forum 51 (2): 10-11,2007.

Leight K.: “Transitions.” The Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death. : 2006.

Chen J, Kamath R, Lam A, Litrovnik B, Leight K, Miller S, Sawady J, Schultz A.: How will changes in resident work hours affect medical students? Current Surgery 60 (3): 268-70,2003.

Leight K: Transitions Current Surgery 60 (2): 174-5,2003.

Altshuler L, Mintz J, Leight K, Frye M, Gitlin M: Subsyndromal depression is associated with functional impairment in patients with bipolar disorder Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 63 (9): 807-11,2002.

Altshuler L, Mintz J, Leight K: The LFQ: A brief, gender-neutral scale assessing functional outcome. Psychiatry Research 112 (2): 161-82,2002.

Academic Contact Info

3535 Market Street
Room 240

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-7201
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)