I. Michael Leitman

Beth Israel Medical Center, USA

I. Michael Leitman is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. He received his general surgical training at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at North Shore University Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He has been a career surgical Educator. As a Member of the faculty at North Shore University Hospital, he was appointed Director of Surgical Endoscopy, Physician-in-Charge of Surgical Education, Program Director, and Chief of Surgical Critical Care in 1995. In 1997, Dr. Leitman moved to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he became the Program Director of the Surgical Residency. He joined the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in 2005, where he is presently the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Chief of General Surgery. In 2007, he was appointed the Associate Chief Medical Officer and in 2010 the Chief of Graduate Medical Education. He works as an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Leitman was the recipient of the Murry G. Fischer Distinguished Educator Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology and the Author of 47 scientific articles, 3 book chapters, and 31 published abstracts. He is on the Editorial Board of 5 surgical journals and is on the Continuing Education Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2011

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