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Daniel Leung

Title: Associate Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: Internal Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Leung is a tenured Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Dr. Thomas D. Rees and Natalie B. Rees Presidential Endowed Chair in Global Medicine. He received his M.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Leung also has clinical experience in several international settings. Before joining the University of Utah in 2014, Dr. Leung was an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Leung is Board-Certified in Infectious Diseases, and sees patients on the Infectious Diseases consult service at the University of Utah Hospital and in the International Travel Clinic. He has a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine, and is the Utah site director of the CDC-sponsored Global TravEpiNet and GeoSentinel surveillance networks for travel-related illnesses. His research focuses on the immunology, epidemiology, and clinical management of diarrheal diseases such as cholera, as well as investigations of gut dysfunction in returning travelers. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.