Kevin O. Leslie, MD received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978, trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Colorado, and completed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center in 1983. He became board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology in 1982.
In 1986 Dr. Leslie joined the faculty of the University of Vermont and served as Director of Surgical Pathology (1988-1990) and Director of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (1990-1995) during his tenure. In addition to clinical service activities, he directed the Morphology Core of the Vermont Specialized Center for Organized Research (SCOR) in occupational and environmental lung disease, with a research focus on the role of myofibroblasts and contractile proteins in experimental lung fibrosis.
In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is a Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and holds the academic rank of Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, serves on the editorial boards for several pathology journals, and lectures worldwide on a broad range of topics in pulmonary pathology.
In 2005 Dr. Leslie coauthored and co-edited (with Dr. Mark Wick) a textbook (now in its 2nd edition) entitled Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach. This work was awarded “Medical Textbook of the Year” by the Royal Society of Medicine.