James A. Leithead III

James A. Leithead III (Buddy), a native of Lake Charles, LA, received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He remained in New Orleans to complete his general surgery residency at LSU. Following residency, he moved to Miami where he completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, during which time he focused on laparoscopic general, colorectal, and bariatric procedures. He is certified in the use of robotic technology for minimally invasive surgery and is a board certified general surgeon.

Dr. Leithead’s numerous achievements include Most Outstanding Overall Fifth Year Resident, the Professor’s Award for Overall Excellence in Clinical Performance, and the Paul R. Hastings Award for Excellence in Critical Care.

Dr. Leithead is an avid LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints football fan. He has a personal interest in medical missions, with previous trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua. He is excited to return to New Orleans with his family to continue his medical career.

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