Dr. Scott Leckman, MD

Dr. Scott Leckman, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Scott Leckman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in general surgery, emergency medicine, and more.Read his story

Scott Leckman, MD FACS PC

1220 E 3900 S Ste 3G

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Leckman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 56% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 54% of peers
Stomach Diseases
more than 32% of peers

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Dr. Leckman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leckman "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leckman "To provide comprehensive and up to date surgical care for people in a thoughtful, caring and compassionate manner."

5  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Non Syndromic Form
  • Biliary Atresia, Intrahepatic, Syndromic Form
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


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53  Procedures


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Stanford
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leckman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leckman to family and friends
36 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

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Dr. Leckman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I was referred to Dr. Leckman after it was discovered I had stomach cancer. I was able to quickly schedule a consultation with him. It comforted me that Dr. Leckman took a cautious approach and carefully shared with me all my options. His office staff were so great to work with and eager to help...more
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In an emergency I had to pick Dr. Leckman from a very long list of surgeons that were covered by insurance. He was referred by a. Clinic in St. Mark'svwith a few other drs. After reading about him and his staff he seemed to be the best choice, with great credentials, incl many humanitarian aw The...more
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Dr. Leckman is such an amazing doctor. I was impressed with his credentials and was pleased with how he treated me. I will recommend all of my family and friends to him!
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Great Doctor. Explained things well. Show genuine concern before and after the surgery. Followup easy to get apppointment
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Staff got me in same day. I was in a lot of pain due to my gallbladder. Dr Leckman was kind enough and added me on to have surgery the next day. I feel 100% better.
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