American Board of Surgery - Surgery
Education & Training
1991, Case Western Reserve University
Medical / Professional School(s)
1995, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1996, General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital
2000, General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital
2002, Minimally Invasive Surgery - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery), Reflux Disease, GERD, Parasophageal Hernia Surgery, Swallowing Disorders, Heart Burn, Hiatal Hernias, Achalasia, Dysphagia, Gastric Bypass, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal Reflux
UH Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Rd
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Place
UH Digestive Health Institute, Ste 3200
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Surgery-General
11100 Euclid Ave
University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.
UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.
View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.
As of December 31, 2015, Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.