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Leslie S. Leighton

Visiting Lecturer of History, Georgia State University

Leslie Leighton is a medical historian. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia, an MD degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a Master of Science degree in History from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MA and PhD from Emory University. His PhD dissertation examined the cause of the decline in coronary artery disease mortality that occurred in the United States in the late 1960s. He has written book chapters and articles in major journals. He teaches Survey American History and the History of Public Health and Medicine at Georgia State University He lectures extensively on the History of Heart Disease in America.


  • –present
    Visiting Lecturer of History, Georgia State University


Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology