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Melissa Leber

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • Sports Medicine

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine


  • MD, Albany Medical College

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine
    Allegheny General Hospital


    Dr. Leber is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She’s also the Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital and Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital.

    Advanced Training:

    Since fellowship, Dr. Leber has worked as an International Rugby Board (IRB) Tournament Physician and has continued to work with USA Rugby. She works as a finish line physician for the ING - New York City Marathon, Half Marathon and Triathlon, during which she combines her background in emergency medicine and sports medicine to treat a wide range of sports medicine conditions.

    Academic Interests:

    Within the field of sports medicine, Dr. Leber specializes in ultrasound-guided diagnostics and therapy, concussion management, sporting event management, and sports nutrition. She is one of the few physicians certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and has received advanced training in platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment and autologous cell injection therapy, utilizing ultrasound for targeted treatment and quicker recovery.


    In the News:

    Dr. Leber was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams regarding concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and advanced diagnostic techniques.


Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Leber did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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