Dr. I Michael Leitman MD Surgeon

Dr. I Leitman is a surgeon in New York, New York. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Leitman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 41 doctors at Beth Israel Medical Center and one of 40 at Lenox Hill Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

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

Clinical Interests: Gastric Bypass, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Bacteria, Biopsy, Attitude of Health Personnel, Appendectomy

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Residency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1990

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Internship, General Surgery, 1985 - 1986

Boston University School of Medicine
Class of 1985


Other Training, 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

MD State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

"Top Doctor", US News and World Report
2013

"Distinguished Service Award", Association of Chinese American Physicians
2013

"Best Doctors", New York Magazine
2013

"Top Doctor", Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
2013

"Top Doctor", Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
2014

Murry G. Fischer Distinguished Educator Award
2008

Gold star of Excellence Award, Mount Sinai Beth Israel for Leadership in Quality Improvement, Department of Surgery
2007

America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals-Surgery
2007

America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals-Surgery
2008

"Who's Who in America", Marquis
2006

Certificate of Recognition, Mount Sinai Beth Israel-Department of Patient Care Services
2006

Certificate of Recognition, Mount Sinai Beth Israel-Department of Patient Care Services
2007

"Americas Top Surgeons", Consumers Research Council
2002

"Americas Top Surgeons", Consumers Research Council
2004

"Americas Top Surgeons", Consumers Research Council
2007

Alpha Omega Alpha
1984

Alumni Award, Boston University
1981

Scarlet Key Award
1981

Harold C. Case Scholar
1979

Commonwealth Scholar
1979

Phi Beta Kappa
1979

Publications & Presentations

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Metallic Foreign Body Extraction
Iskandar ME, Eiref SD, Leitman IM 2013 1 23

Strategies to prevent sepsis-induced intensive care unit-acquired weakness; are there any options?
Farivar BS, Eiref SD, Leitman, IM 2013 1 2

"Strategies to Evaluate Synchronous Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum in Patients that Present for Emergent Surgery"
Agnew JL, Abbadessa B, and Leitman IM 2013 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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