I. Michael Leitman, MD
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DEAN FOR GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATON | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
SITE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY | Mount Sinai Beth Israel
PROFESSOR | Surgery
PROFESSOR | Medical Education
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Specialties
Surgery
Research Topics
Anatomy, Cancer, Computational Biology, Healthcare, Macrophage, Oxidative Stress, Spinal Cord, Staphylococcus Aureus
Surgical outcomes
Predictors of outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for intra-abdominal disease
Surgical education
Outcomes from surgical simulation for the education of surgical residents in the development of skills for minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Health technology assessment of new and novel surgical therapies for intra-abdominal disease.
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Evaluation, identification of location and treatment of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Gastrointestinal ischemia
Etiology, treatment and predictors of outcome for patients with gastrointestinal ischemia

BA, Boston Univeristy

MD, Boston Univeristy

MD, Boston University School of Medicine

General Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell

Surgical Critical Care, North Shore University Hospital - Weill Cornell

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell

Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

2023

President-Elect

New York Surgical Society

2023

Jacobi Medallion Recipient

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2022

Vice President

New York Surgical Society

2022

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2022

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mount Sinai Faculty Council

2022

Best Doctors in New York

New York Magazine

2021

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2021

Best Doctors in New York

New York Magazine

2020

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2020

Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication

Mount Sinai

2019

President, Medical Board

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

2019

Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication

Mount Sinai

2019

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2018

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2017

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2016

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2015

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2014

“Top Doctor” New York Metro Area

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2013

“Best Doctors in New York

New York Magazine

2013

“Distinguished Service Award”

Association of Chinese American Physicians

2013

“Top Doctor”

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd

2013

“Top Doctor”

US News and World Report

2008

Murry Fischer Distinguished Surgical Educator

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology companies, and other outside entities to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their outside financial relationships.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Leitman during 2023 and/or 2024. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Board Service

  • New York Surgical Society

Consulting or Other Professional Services Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • RCM&D Self Insured Services Co
  • Morgan and Morgan
  • CASSIDAY, SCHADE
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • PALMER LAW GROUP
  • RALSTON POPE AND DIEHL
  • Clifford Law Group
  • Tydings and Rosenberg
  • Miscellaneous MedicoLegal
  • Risk management foundation of the Harvard Medical institutions
  • Brian Schochet PLLC
  • DLA PIPER LLP
  • Goza and Honald
  • Jacobs & Dow
  • Sommers Schwartz
  • Rosen and Perry
  • WHARTON LEVIN EHRMANTRAUT & KLEIN
  • KOSKOFF, KOSKOFF AND BIEDER
  • Nicholas Loizzi Law Office
  • Morris James
  • Trinity Health Corporation
  • G. Eric Nielson and Associates
  • Sakla Law Firm
  • Kutay LAw
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Gray Ritter and Graham
  • Sweeney Merrigan Law
  • Paul O'Malley, Esq.
  • Levin and Perconti
  • Medical Mutual Liability Insurance
  • JAMES MARCHAND Law Firm
  • JOHN CHRISTOPHER MULLEN JR PC
  • Pace Risk Retention Group
  • ABRAMSON, BROWN AND DUGAN
  • Dutton Daniels Hines and Kalkhoff

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.