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I Leitman, MD, General Surgery, New York, NY, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

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General Surgery New York, NY

Breast, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Chief of General Surgery and Professor - Mount Sinai Beth Israel

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Summary

  • I. Michael Leitman, MD is an American surgeon and medical educator. He is Professor of Surgery and Medical Education and Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He previously held the position of Site Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.

    A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Leitman received both his bachelor's degree and Medical Degree from Boston University. After medical school, Dr. Leitman moved to New York City to receive his training in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell and completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at North Shore University Hospital-Weill Cornell. While at Cornell, Leitman was under the tutelage of American surgical pioneer G. Tom Shires. 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. He joined the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in 2005 where he is presently Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Chief of General Surgery. In 2007, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer and in 2010 Chief of Graduate Medical Education. As an innovator of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of abdominal conditions, Dr. Leitman is also known for his research on the outcomes following the surgical treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gallbladder disease and morbid obesity.

    For nearly 30 years, Dr. Leitman has served as a medical educator. In addition to his current role as Professor of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Leitman has also served as a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City. In 2014 Dr. Leitman was appointed Senior Associate Dean for GME at Mount Sinai.
  • I. Michael Leitman | Mount Sinai - New York

    I. Michael Leitman, DEAN FOR GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATON, SITE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY, PROFESSOR, PROFESSOR at Mount Sinai Health System, specializing in Su

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusResidency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1990
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusInternship, General Surgery, 1985 - 1986
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineClass of 1985
  • Boston UniversityB.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1977 - 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1986 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • "Top Doctor" Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2013-2019
  • Top Doctors New York City Castle Connolly, 2017
  • Louis Armstrong Center for Music in Medicine Award 2016
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Early Recognition of Acute thoracic Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm  
    IM Leitman, K Suzuki, AJ Wengrofsky, E Menashe, M Poplawski, KM Woo, CM Geller, D Lucido, T Bernik, B Zeifer and B Patton, World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 1/1/2013
  • Postoperative Pneumoperitoneum: Clearing the air, Journal of Surgery Clearing the Air  
    LS Bernstein, JE Sabat, M Montgomery, F Nwoke MD, H Natcheva, A Sorrentino, C Holland, B Zeifer , S Cassaro , David Lucido, BG Surick, IM Leitman, J Surgery, 1/1/2013
  • Gastric Calcifying Pseudotumor  
    B Abbadessa, SD Eiref, SA Holekamp, J Koulos, G Levi, M Winestone, MS Karpeh, IM Leitman, J Surg Radiol, 1/1/2012
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Press Mentions

  • U.S. Doctors in Training to Work Longer Hours Under New Guidelines
    U.S. Doctors in Training to Work Longer Hours Under New GuidelinesMarch 10th, 2017
  • Study of Breast Biopsies Finds Surgery Used Too Extensively
    Study of Breast Biopsies Finds Surgery Used Too ExtensivelyFebruary 18th, 2011
  • Study: 600,000 Women Get Unneeded Biopsies
    Study: 600,000 Women Get Unneeded BiopsiesJanuary 5th, 2009

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations