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Dr. David B. Leeser MD

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Board Member

National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
National Kidney Foundation Inc
30 East 33Rd Street
New York , New York 10016
United States

Company Description: The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being...   more

Employment History

  • Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    University of Maryland
  • Director, Fellowship Training
    University of Maryland
  • Transplant Surgeon
    University of Maryland
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
    University of Maryland Department of Surgery
  • Affiliate Member
    The Rogosin Institute
  • Transplant Surgeon
    The Rogosin Institute
  • Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
    University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Surgeon
    University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery ( Transplantation
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Transplant Surgeon
    Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D.
  • medical degree
    Temple University School of Medicine
44 Total References
Web References
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland: Volunteer, 23 April 2015 [cached]
Dr. David Leeser
Rappel for Kidney Health All-Star: Dr. David Leeser of University of MD Medical Center
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.
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.
Staff, 18 Jan 2015 [cached]
David Leeser, M.D. Transplant Surgeon, The Rogosin Institute Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University Assistant Attending Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell
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