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Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH

Specialty: Bariatric Surgery

Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH
  • Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, University Hospitals
  • Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, UH Regional Hospitals Geauga Campus
  • Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Esophageal and Swallowing Center, Digestive Health Institute, University Hospitals
  • Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Nutrition Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, UH Regional Hospitals Geauga Campus
  • Division Chief, Gastroenterology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Contact

216-844-7874

Biography

Expertise

  • Achalasia
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD
  • Heart Burn
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • Parasophageal Hernia Surgery
  • Reflux Disease
  • Swallowing Disorders

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Certifications & Memberships

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2000 - 2002)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital (1996 - 2000)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital (1995 - 1996)

Other Education
Vanderbilt University (2002)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1995)

Undergraduate
Case Western Reserve University (1991)

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi

Industry Relationships

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, 2016, Leena Khaitan disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Olympus Corporation - Honoraria