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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
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."
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."