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Dr. David B. Leeser MD

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Associate Professor of Surgery

Local Address:  Clarksville , Maryland , United States
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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  • M.D.
  • medical degree
    Temple University School of Medicine
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Islet Cell Transplants, 19 July 2004 [cached]
"An islet transplant is an effective treatment to help stabilize blood sugar levels and allow some patients to stop taking insulin entirely," says David B. Leeser, M.D., clinical director of the islet cell transplantation program at the medical center and a clinical instructor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "We are very encouraged by the results we have seen so far."
Dr. Leeser says the Type 1 diabetes patients who are the best candidates for these transplants have difficulty controlling their blood sugar despite taking multiple insulin injections each day and working closely with an endocrinologist and diabetes educator.
"Without a pancreas, these patients would become severely diabetic and suffer from wide swings in their blood glucose levels," Dr. Leeser says.
David Leeser, ..., 5 Feb 2013 [cached]
David Leeser, MD Director, Fellowship Training Ph: 410 328.5408
Relief For Pancreatitis: Healthy For Life from the Eyewitness News Newsroom, 15 April 2004 [cached]
Surgeon David Leeser says chronic cases are the most frustrating.
David Leeser, M.D.Transplant SurgeonUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
David Leeser, M.D."It could be removed, but when you did remove the entire pancreas you knew you were going to get bad diabetes."
To stop diabetes from developing, surgeons transplant a patient's own islet cells into the liver.There, they can thrive and produce insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels.
David Leeser, M.D.
David Leeser, M.D., a transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland, says, "It could be removed, but when you did remove the entire pancreas you knew you were going to get bad diabetes."To stop diabetes from developing after removing the pancreas, Dr. Leeser is transplanting islet cells into the liver of the patient.Dr. Leeser says, "With our ability to isolate islets from the pancreas and put them into the liver, we can go to the operating room, we can remove the patient's pancreas, which is causing the pain, we can bring it to our lab here, and we can digest it down and then we can give the patient back their own islet cells."By giving the patient their own islet cells, there is no risk of the body rejecting the transplanted cells.Dr. Leeser says, "These patients have a 50- to 75-percent chance of not needing insulin after the transplant.
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Home article Cameo: Dr. David B. Leeser
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Dr. David B. Leeser, chief of kidney and pancreas transplantation at University of Maryland Medical Center.
Team Member Profiles - Maryland Transplant Center, 14 Dec 2012 [cached]
David B. Leeser, M.D., F.A.C.S.
David B. Leeser, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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.
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