Boston Foot & Ankle - Dr. Leavitt podiatrist
Dr. Kenneth M. Leavitt, DPM
Board Certified Foot Surgeon
specializes in surgical correction of foot problems.
places a high priority on learning and using the most up-to-date procedures to benefit patients.
professional career has been characterized by his
willingness to work in close collaboration with other kinds of medical specialists (orthopedists, radiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, pediatricians, etc.) to assure the best possible outcomes for his
Dr. Leavitt is a Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, certified in Foot Surgery, and has been in practice treating disorders of the foot, ankle joint and lower leg since 1983.
He is a native of Stoneham, Massachusetts, a 1979 graduate of Boston University and a 1983 graduate of the Chicago Medical School, at the Finch University of the Health Sciences, Foot & Ankle Surgery Faculty (formerly Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine) in Chicago, Illinois.
He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and a long-time instructor affiliated with several post-graduate podiatric surgical training programs in the Boston area.
In November, 2009, he was appointed Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Services at New England Baptist Hospital.
In 1993, with the endorsement of the U.S. State Department
and several other U.S. and Lithuanian physicians founded a non-profit medical and surgical clinic in Lithuania, the Baltic-American Medical & Surgical Clinic.
The Clinic was the only one of its kind in the former Soviet Union and included a variety of surgical specialties
staffed by English speaking foreign and indigenous physicians and nurses.
A variety of Boston area surgeons visited the Clinic and performed and taught their specialties.
When the project became more complex than expected, Dr. Leavitt
gave up his
practice in suburban Boston and moved with his
family to Lithuania for 4 years while he
personally assumed direction of the Clinic.
medical and surgical teaching and clinical experience in Lithuania brought him into contact with many profoundly diseased and disabled children and adults - not cared for during the 50-year Soviet occupation.
humanitarian work and contributions to the development of that country, the President of Lithuania
awarded Dr. Leavitt full citizenship in 1999, a high honor.
When Dr. Leavitt returned to the U.S., he joined the surgical staff of the New England Baptist Hospital, one of the ten top orthopedic hospitals in the United States.
also maintains surgical and admitting privileges at the Winchester Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Emerson Hospital
is conversational in German and Lithuanian languages.