Dr. Leckman is a general surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City. He recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of RESULTS and the RESULTS Educational Fund, organizations dedicated to creating the political will to end the worst aspects of poverty. He was Utah's 2005 Doctor of the Year. He is a past President of the Utah Medical Association. He recently was elected Chairman of the Board of Citizens' Climate Education, which has the mission to educate the public, media, volunteers and members of Congress on climate change solutions. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University. He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine and his surgical training at the University of Utah. The University of Utah, School of Medicine Alumni Association has named him their 2016 Distinguish Humanitarian. In 2001, Dr. Leckman helped initiate the Health Access Project, a program with the mission to improve access and coordinate comprehensive health care for low-income uninsured individuals in Salt Lake County. As a result, more than 600 physicians and nine hospitals in the county are providing free care to qualified individuals which has totaled, thus far, more than $22 million in donated health care. In 2014, in recognition of this effort, he received the Surgical Volunteerism Domestic Award from the American College of Surgeons. Scott has had several experiences serving as a volunteer surgeon. As a civilian surgeon with Project Hope, working with the US Navy, he has operated on the USNS Mercy after the Tsunami in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, in Mississippi after Katrina, in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and in Latin America on the USNS Comfort. With Hernia, International, he has taught local surgeons hernia repair with mesh, using mosquito net for mesh, in Nigeria, Peru, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Thailand. In addition, he has taught laparoscopic surgery to surgeons in Mongolia. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City and Assistant Governor for District 5420 (Utah). He is the District's PolioPlus Chairman. He regularly organizes trips for Utah Rotarians to India where they participate in Rotary greatest project, the eradication of polio, by immunizing children with the polio vaccine. In 2015, he was awarded The Rotary Foundation, Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of his valuable service to the cause of polio eradication. In 1998, Dr. Leckman was the Democratic Party's nominee for the United States Senate. He lost in a landslide. He was awarded the Utah Medical Association's Community Service Award in 1994 and again in 2004. He is a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award. In 2005, in recognition of his contribution to the community, he received the Utah Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard. He was named Rotary District 5420's "Rotarian of the Year", 2010-2011. In 2008, Utah Business Magazine honored him as a "Healthcare Hero". He is the father of two incredible sons....See Less
Dr. Leckman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Leckman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Basal Type Breast Cancer
Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Non Syndromic Form
Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Syndromic Form
Breast Cancer Recurrence
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Invasive Breast Cancer
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Lymphoma of the Breast
Male Breast Cancer
Malignant Breast Tumor
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Osteosarcoma of the Breast
Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
Secretory Breast Carcinoma
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Port Placements or Replacements
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Malpractice Claims not available
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1983
University Of Utah School Of Med Salt Lake City Ut
Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
University Of Utah School Of Med Salt Lake City Ut
Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
American College Of Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Distinguished Community Service Award, Utah Medical Association, 2004
St. Mark's Hospital Physician Recipient for the First Humanitarian Award, 2009
Health Care Hero , Utah Business Magazine, 2008
Gandhi Peace Award, 1999
Utah Doctor of the Year, 2005
Salt Lake County Doctor of the Year , Salt Lake County Alliance, 2005
Utah Minuteman Award, Utah National Guard, 2005
Courage, Character and Confidence Award, Girl Scouts of America, 2007
Media & Publications
Dr. Leckman has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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