1979-82, University of Chicago, B.S., Biochemistry
1982-86, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, M.D.
1986-89, University of Chicago, Resident, General Surgery
1989-91, University of Pennsylvania, Fellow, Surgical Oncology Research
1991-93, University of Chicago, Fellow, Surgery
1993-95, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Resident, Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1994
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1997
Head and Neck Reconstructive Microsurgery
Dr. Leon has special interest in head and neck reconstruction after cancer extirpation. Research areas are in melanoma. Dr. Leon also organizes resident training at the SF VA Medical Center. He has special interest in head and neck reconstruction after cancer extirpation and melanoma research.
Chang EI, Leon P, Hoffman WY, Schmidt BL. Quality of life for patients requiring surgical resection and reconstruction for mandibular osteoradionecrosis: 10-year experience at the University of California San Francisco. Head Neck. 2012 Feb; 34(2):207-12. View in PubMed
Paydar KZ, Hansen SL, Chang DS, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Implantable venous Doppler monitoring in head and neck free flap reconstruction increases the salvage rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr; 125(4):1129-34. View in PubMed
Maher JJ, Leon P, Ryan JC. Beyond insulin resistance: Innate immunity in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology. 2008 Aug; 48(2):670-8. View in PubMed
Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7):1879-84. View in PubMed
Fukaya E, Grossman RF, Saloner D, Leon P, Nozaki M, Mathes SJ. Magnetic resonance angiography for free fibula flap transfer. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2007 May; 23(4):205-11. View in PubMed
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