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Michael S. Leapman, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Urology; Clinical Program Leader, Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program, Yale Cancer Center; Assistant Professor, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Contact Information

Michael S. Leapman, MD, MHS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Urology

    PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT 06520-8058

    United States



Clinical interests: Prostate cancer: low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance, nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy, focal therapy, high-risk disease, pelvic lymph node dissection, imaging, risk stratification; molecular imaging; PSMA; focal therapy; bladder cancer: intravesical therapy, TURBT, radical cystectomy with urinary diversion, continent urinary diversion, neobladder, ileal conduit. Kidney cancer: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, open radical nephrectomy, open partial nephrectomy. Testicular cancer. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma: laparoscopic, open nephroureterectomy, ureterectomy Watch a video with Dr. Michael Leapman >>

Michael Leapman, MD was drawn to the field of urology for the opportunity to care for patients with urologic cancers. He aims, above all, to deliver the highest level of care possible with the utmost consideration and compassion for the impact that cancer places on patients, as well as their families, friends and communities.

Dr. Leapman graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Neurobiology and Behavior, and received his medical school degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed his General Surgery and Urology training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. Subsequently, he completed a urologic oncology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. He joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center in 2016, specializing in urologic oncology with a joint appointment at the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University (2022)
  • Fellowship
    University of California San Francisco (2016)
  • Residency
    Mount Sinai Medical Center (2014)
  • Internship
    Mount Sinai Medical Center (2010)
  • MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine (2009)
  • BA
    Cornell University (2005)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
John N. Forrest Jr. Prize for Mentorship in Student Research2022
Best PosterEuropean School of Oncology, Conference on Active Surveillance2016
Merit AwardConquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology2015
First Place Essay, History SectionAmerican Urological Association Western Section2015
Joseph F. McCarthy Physician Essay Contest, Third PlaceAmerican Urological Association Western Section2015
Outstanding Abstract Selected for Oral PresentationUniversity of California San Francisco2015
Resident Publication AwardMount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Urology2014
Resident Travel AwardSociety for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction2013

Departments & Organizations