Richard Stephen LeBano, MD

Board certified in Family Medicine and currently licensed in California


Independent contractor, Brightside, telemedicine April 2019 - present

  • Provide mental health consultations via the Brightside app, utilizing Zoom videoconferencing

  • Coordinate with psychiatrists to provide appropriate remote mental health care to Californians

Physician, San Ysidro Health, San Ysidro, CA October 2018 - March 2019

  • Provided comprehensive primary care services primarily in Spanish at the closest Federally Qualified Health Center to the San Ysidro - Tijuana border crossing

  • Advocated for patients’ psychosocial needs

Associate physician, Kaiser Permanente, Bonita, CA September 2016 - September 2018

  • Provided primary care services for approximately 1400 patients, from newborns to elders. Primarily Spanish-speaking population.

  • Performed a broad variety of in-office procedures including shave/punch biopsies, toenail excisions, joint injections, incision and drainage of abscesses, IUD and Nexplanon placements.


Fairview Hospital / Cleveland Clinic June 2016

Family Medicine residency

  • Completed Integrative Medicine in Residency course through Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Participated in Patient Safety Committee

  • Provided event coverage at the Cleveland Marathon, Velosano Bike Race, high school and college football games

  • Performed pre-participation evaluations of both high school and college athletes

  • Attended American Medical Society of Sports Medicine conference 2015

  • Promoted Family Medicine to medical students at University of Cincinnati by running a joint injection workshop and participating in information dinners

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ May 2013


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ June 2008

A.B. in Psychology; Certificate: Neuroscience

Coursework included: Medical Spanish, Theories of Psychotherapy, Close Relationships, Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Psychological Research, Macroeconomics, Genes Health & Society, Moral Philosophy, The Early Christian Movement

Audubon High School, Audubon, NJ June 2004

National Merit Scholar and National Honor Society member


  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2013 President (July 2011 - May 2013)

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Student Government Association President (April 2010 - April 2011)

  • UMDNJ Student Senator (April 2010 - May 2013)


  • Proficient in both written and spoken Spanish

  • Certified in osteopathic manipulation, IUD placement, Nexplanon placement

  • Medical interests include LGBTQIA+ advocacy, mental health awareness, sports medicine, preventive medicine, integrative medicine, academic medicine, health care delivery and reform

  • Hobbies include running, tennis, yoga, skiing, singing, piano, music


San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina (February 2013 - March 2013)

Various experiences in hospitals and clinics in this city in rural Argentina

Universidad de Zaragoza and Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain (May 2011 - June 2011)

  • Worked with doctors in family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and internal medicine for 7 weeks

  • Gave 1 hour presentation to residents (in Spanish) on asthma management

  • Presented poster at Global Health Fair with other participants on experience

  • Wrote independent project paper, comparing and contrasting the two health care systems and describing improvements the United States system might make by incorporating aspects of the Spanish system


Tutor and Teacher, The Princeton Review (July 2008 - present)

  • Premier level tutor and classroom course instructor

  • Mentor to newly hired teachers

  • Subjects include MCAT Physics, MCAT Organic Chemistry, MCAT General Chemistry, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SAT Math, SAT II Physics, and SAT II General Chemistry

Administrative Fellow, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ June 2008 - June 2009

  • Developed a hospital report card to be presented quarterly to the Board of Trustees

  • Collaborated with the President, Vice Presidents, and Directors to improve the quality of care provided by the hospital; specific projects aimed to reduce length of stay, reduce errors, improve infection control practices, and reduce readmissions for congestive heart failure

  • Implemented a system to review doctors’ performance, in order to meet the Joint Commission’s standards for accreditation

Pharmacy Technician, CVS, Haddonfield, NJ June 2005 - June 2008

  • Communicated with doctors’ offices to obtain prescriptions

  • Resolved insurance claim rejections by contacting insurance companies

  • Notified patients of problems with prescriptions and worked to solve such problems in a timely manner

  • Maintained a friendly and knowledgeable front for patients


First-Year Representative, Student Government Association (August 2009 - May 2010)

  • Represented the student body at administrative meetings and relayed students’ concerns

  • Planned a ski trip to Stowe, Vermont, in addition to social gatherings after each block of exams

Business Manager, Princeton University Players (December 2006 - December 2008)

  • Created budgets for shows, including publicity, set, props, and costumes, and processed reimbursements and payments

  • Secured rights from licensing companies, assuring that all performances fell within legal rights and did not breach contracts or copyrights

Publicity Director, Princeton University Players (December 2005 - December 2006)

  • Organized publicity for auditions and shows to both the campus and the community

  • Delegated responsibilities among members of the Princeton University Players Executive and Managing Boards

  • Implemented new techniques for publicity, leading to a significant increase in ticket sales


  • Pharmacy Director at Adult Health Outreach Project Clinic June 2011 - May 2013

  • Student doctor at Adult Health Outreach Project Clinic June 2011 - May 2013

  • Spanish interpreter for Health Outreach Project Clinics June 2011 - May 2013

  • Literacy Initiative for Students Teaching Older Spanish Speakers elective August 2010 - June 2011

  • Promise Clinic Finance Committee January 2010 - June 2011

  • Student doctor at Promise Clinic August 2009 - June 2011

  • Blood pressure screenings at Promise Clinic August 2009 - June 2011


Fairview Hospital / Cleveland Clinic (July 2015 - July 2016)

Advisor: Carl Tyler, MD

Description: Review of mindfulness training as a means of preventing physician burnout.

Princeton University (January 2007 - June 2008)

Advisor: Elizabeth Gould

Description: Examined changes in neuroplasticity in the brain, including mechanism for exercise-induced increase in dendritic spine density and whether sexual activity leads to an increase in neurogenesis. Wrote junior paper and senior thesis on these topics.


  • San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (January 2018 - present)

  • 7 half marathons (2013 - present)

  • Princeton University Alumni interviewer (2013 - present)

  • Philadelphia Sport & Social Club (2012 - 2013)

  • Literature and Medicine Elective (2012)

  • Member of the AMA Legislative Affairs and Special Events Committees at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2009 - 2011)

  • Clinical Prevention and Environmental Medicine Course Representative (2010 - 2011)

  • M1 Integrated Cases Course Representative (2009 - 2010)

  • Physicians Business Elective (2009 - 2010)

  • Cast member in musicals produced by the Princeton University Players (Into the Woods, Sex on Broadway 2004, A Chorus Line, Carousel, A Secret Garden, Parade, The Flood) (2004 - 2008)

  • Healthy Minds Peer Advisor - a mental health awareness group (2007 - 2008)