David Leeser, MD
Dr. Leeser is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Director of the Fellowship in Transplantation at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his general surgical residency at Temple University.
Following residency, he completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Leeser served in the United States Army. During his time in the service, Dr. Leeser was deployed twice in support of operation Iraqi Freedom and became the Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Prior to retiring from the Army, Dr. Leeser rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq while running a combat support hospital. After leaving the Army, he served as assistant professor of surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical College and the Director of Pancreas Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Leeser has special interests in research pertaining to hemodialysis access and surgical education.
Dr. Leeser specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation, single port donor nephrectomy, and minimally invasive hemodialysis access surgery. Dr. Leeser has been named to the 2012 Super Docs and to the Best Doctors 2010-2012 in New York City.