Meet Dr. Leckman


SCOTT A. LECKMAN, MD, FACS
Dr. Leckman is a general surgeon in Salt Lake City.  His private practice includes surgical care of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, the breast, endocrine system, and repair of hernias. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Leckman’s education includes the following:
Bachelor of Science- Stanford University
Master of Science- Stanford University
Doctor of Medicine- University of Utah
He received his surgery training at the University of Utah. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Recipient of the following awards:
2016 Distinguished Humanitarian Award, University of Utah
Utah Doctor of the Year- 2005, presented by the Utah Medical Association
Salt Lake County “Doctor of the Year”-2005, presented by the Salt Lake County Alliance
Utah Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard, 2005
Girl Scouts of Utah, Courage, Character and Confidence Award, 2007
Utah Business Magazine, Health Care Hero, 2008
St. Mark’s Hospital Physician Recipient for the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award
HCA Frist Humanitarian Award for Physicians- National Runner-up, 2009
Zion’s Bank “Up and Comers”, Finalist, 1992
Zion’s Bank “Up and Comers”, Finalist, 1993
Utah Medical Association Community Service Award, 1994
Gandhi Peace Award, 1999
Utah Medical Association Distinguished Community Service Award, 2004

Scott Leckman, MDRead more about Dr. Leckman in the Winter 2017 edition of Illuminations.

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 all nine hospitals in the county are providing free care to qualified individuals which has totaled, thus far, more than $16 million in donated health care.

Scott served for a month as a volunteer surgeon aboard the USNS Mercy in providing medical relief for survivors of the Tsunami in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. In September, 2005, he served as a volunteer physician in Mississippi, aiding victims of hurricane Katrina and in 2007, he went to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands where he treated native people of those countries. In 2011, he operated on the USNS Comfort with the U.S. Navy’s “Continuing Promise” operation in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

In 2009 and 2011, Dr. Leckman led groups of Utah Rotarians to India to participate in immunizing children against polio. In March of 2011, Dr. Leckman and three surgeons from the European Union travelled to Owerri, Nigeria to teach Nigerian surgeons the repair of hernias with mesh using mosquito net.

Dr. Leckman is an active member of the following organizations:
American College of Surgeons
American Society of General Surgeons
American Society of Breast Diseases
American Hernia Society
American Medical Association
Utah Medical Association, past President
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Salt Lake Surgical Society, past President

Dr. Leckman is 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 is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City. He is the District’s PolioPlus Chairman.


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