Dr. Leckman is a general surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City and is a former Assistant Governor for District 5420. He is the District’s PolioPlus Chairman. He regularly organizes trips for Utah Rotarians to India where they participate in Rotary’s greatest project, the eradication of polio, by immunizing children with a polio vaccine. In 2015, he was awarded “The Rotary Foundation, Certificate of Excellence” a, in recognition of his valuable service to the cause of polio eradication. He was named Rotary District 5420’s “Rotarian of the Year”, 2010-2011. He was Utah’s 2005 Doctor of the Year. He is a past President of the Utah Medical Association. In 2008, Utah Business Magazine honored him as a “Healthcare Hero”.
Throughout his career he has been in service to those in need, as a volunteer surgeon abroad and as an advocate.
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”.
He received both a B.S. and M.S. degree from Stanford University. He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine and his surgical training at the University of Utah. He is the father of two sons.