Dr. Leon Josephs, MD

Dr. Leon Josephs, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Leon Josephs, MD is a general surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery.Read his story

123 Summer St # 320

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 852-0600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
high
more than 89% of peers
Aneurysm
normal
more than 75% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Josephs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Josephs "From operating on vascular patients at the Worcester Medical Center to performing trauma surgery on American soldiers in Baghdad, Dr. Leon Josephs has used his surgical skills and steady hands to help heal thousands of different patients. "For me, it's a real privilege to operate on people. They place such enormous trust in you – it's one of the reasons this profession is so rewarding." As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Josephs operates on a patient's blood vessels, treating everything from varicose veins to dangerous aneurysms. It's a profession that seems to suit him very well. "I'm a fixer, and if something is broken in the body I want to fix it," he explains. "I've found creativity in working as a vascular surgeon is also very important. For instance, working to find a way to bypass a blockage and get blood where it needs to go requires different techniques depending on the patient and the location of the problem. It's an interesting process and I really enjoy the challenge of finding the technique that works best for each patient." Dr. Josephs enjoys working as part of the Vascular Surgery team at Reliant Medical Group, which includes three full-time, board certified, highly trained vascular surgeons. "We have a very busy practice which I find stimulating. In addition, we have great access to new technologies which allows us to stay on the cutting edge – including laser technology to treat veins and endovascular technologies to treat aneurysms. Most importantly, we are very focused on evidence-based medicine based on medical literature and best practice modalities. This allows great continuity and consistency in our practice, which ultimately benefits the patient." As well as being a part of a team of vascular surgeons, Dr. Josephs also has great respect for the nurses and other staff he works with. "In vascular medicine, wound care is very important and we have an excellent team caring for patients in our Wound Clinic. I think the team approach we have here really benefits the patient, and that's not something you find everywhere." In addition to being a surgeon at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Josephs was also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He joined the Reserves prior to the events of 9/11 and served in Kuwait and Baghdad as part of a small, mobile surgical team. Dr. Josephs was very moved by his service overseas and commented, "The American soldier is the most grateful patient for whom I have ever cared. It was a great experience and I am glad to serve my country." In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Josephs is very involved in the education of surgical residents, medical students and physician assistant students. He received the annual Brian Bednarz, MD Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Surgical Chief Residents in 2007 and the Surgical Faculty Teaching Award from the Boston University Chief Residents in 1995. When he is not busy with his vascular surgery practice, Dr. Josephs enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and family. He also enjoys staying in shape and likes to run 20-30 miles per week, golfs frequently and enjoys skiing in the winter. "I do a lot of my running indoors, so I can stay in shape during the cold Worcester winters.""

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

19  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 6/5/2013
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: Massachusetts
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Boston City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Josephs' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Josephs to family and friends
2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Josephs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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