Staff Profiles

Dr. Kenneth Leeper, Jr.

Kenneth Leeper, Jr., MD

Dr. Kenneth Leeper, Jr. has been a faculty of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Emory University since August 1998.  Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Dr. Leeper completed his undergraduate and medical training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH from 1970-1979.  Following a 1 year internship at Harrisburg Hospital Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Leeper completed his residency in internal medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital.  For the next 2 years, Dr. Leeper served as a commission corps officer in the National Public Health Service in Springfield, OH.  In 1985 he returned to Henry Ford Hospital to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.  During this time he served as a clinical science fellow for the first NHLBI sponsored PIOPED (prospective investigational pulmonary embolism diagnosis) trial.  Dr. Leeper spent 1 year at Henry Ford Hospital as a junior faculty before accepting a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Memphis, where he was the Director of the MICU and Respiratory Therapy for 10 years.  During this period he was promoted to Associate Professor and was tenured.

Dr. Leeper is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Services at Emory University Hospital Midtown.  Dr. Leeper has served as the Medical Director of Emory's Long Term Hospital at Wesley Woods, Section Chief of Pulmonary at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Director of the Clinical Study Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He is currently the Chairman of the Emory University Hospital Midtown Critical Care Committee.