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Ira Leeds

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Colon and Rectal); Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics & Data Science; Clinical Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program - Yale Cancer Center; Clinical Fellow, Clinical Epidemiology Research Center (CERC)

Contact Information


Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Colorectal Surgery, PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Dr. Leeds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery's Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery. His clinical practice broadly covers benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. In addition, he leads a clinical research lab focused on identifying and optimizing modifiable risk factors of abdominal surgery. After obtaining an undergraduate degree at Princeton, Dr. Leeds taught high school science in Memphis, Tennessee with Teach For America. Dr. Leeds then went on to medical school at Emory University and completed clinical training in general surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then finished subspecialty training in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with his clinical training, Dr. Leeds has also obtained additional post-graduate degrees in business administration at the University of Oxford and clinical investigation at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2021)
  • Chief Resident
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2020)
  • Assistant Resident
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2019)
  • ScM
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Clinical Investigation (2018)
  • Intern
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2014)
  • MD
    Emory University (2013)
  • MBA
    University of Oxford (2012)
  • AB
    Princeton University, Politics (2006)

Professional Service

NSQIP IBD CollaborativeInvestigator2023 - Present
Journal of Surgical ResearchEditorial Board Member2023 - Present
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research FoundationReviewer2022 - Present
Association of Academic Surgery - Finance CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
Diseases of the Colon & RectumEditorial Board Member2022 - Present
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - REACH-IBD Junior Investigator Task ForceMember2021 - Present
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract - Membership CommitteeAd-hoc Member2020 - 2022
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - Awards CommitteeMember2019 - Present

Departments & Organizations