Dr. Melissa Leber, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

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5 East 98th Street, 9th Fl, New York, NY, 10029

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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: After completing her emergency medicine residency training, Dr. Leber pursued further specialization in sports medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, she worked with professional athletes, including the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), USA Rugby and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USLPRO - Soccer). She was also the team physician at various Pittsburgh colleges and high schools. 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: As an Associate Professor in two medical specialties, Dr. Leber is involved in the education of the next generation of medical professionals, teaching both medical students and residents the art of emergency medicine and orthopaedics. Her research interests include concussions and post-concussion syndrome, knee injuries, professionalism in medicine, and the use of ultrasound as both a diagnostic and a therapeutic device. 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. Awards: In both academics and athletics, Dr. Leber has received numerous accolades. In 2012, she was awarded the Senior Resident Excellence Award for an Outstanding Teacher, Clinician and Role Model, by the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Emergency Department. As a college athlete at Brandeis University, she was named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All Academic Conference Softball Team, the Verizon Academic College Softball Team, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Team and twice to the All-UAA Conference Team. Additionally, she was a three-time Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Athlete of the Week, four-time UAA Athlete of the Week and two-time ECAC Division All-Star. In the News: Dr. Leber was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams regarding concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and advanced diagnostic techniques.

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Timely with a very friendly but focus manner. Explained things very well.

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Dr. Leber was thoughtful, smart, kind and spent a good amount of time with me addressing my issues. I highly recommend her!

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Dr. Lever was very friendly and personable. She was very knowledgeable of all the issues I presented to her and I would not only see her again, but recommend her very highly.

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Dr. Leber is kind, straight to the point, has excellent bedside manner, and is just wonderful overall. Also, very very short wait time!

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Dr. Leber was great. I saw her quickly and her entire staff was professional. She was very sweet and personable. We had a quick visit, but I felt it was productive and should my problem persist, I'll have no problem visiting her again.

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Dr. Leber is amazing! She's patient and explains everything clearly. She pulled up pictures and articles, asked other doctors when she wanted a second opinion and really cares that you feel 100% back to normal. The wait was a little long but she was worth it.

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Dr. Leber is very professional, knowledgable, and helpful with referrals and resources.

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A great listener and excellent at describing the problems and their possible solutions. Gentle and obviously very caring and even more important, Dr. Leber inspires confidence in her expertise. She asked to bring two residents into the examining and it was a pleasure to hear her explain the issues involved and how to do a certain procedure.

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Very professional.

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Great! Professional manner, kind, smart.

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She is extremely intelligent and very friendly

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Explained examination and findings as well as next steps. Provided me with all options. She was very reassuring/ The entire experience from the moment I got off the elevator was pleasant.

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Dr. Leber was great, helpful and friendly, and the office facility and staff are amazing.

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Dr. Leber was attentive, professional, very patient and respectful.

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She is wonderful! Thorough and fantastic bedside manner! Highly recommend her

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Efficient office all technicians excellent Dr Superior ///highly recommend will return whenever I Need thank you

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Dr. Leber was extremely nice and professional. She took the time to address all my questions and explained everything in detail. She is absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

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She described things well. Was very polite and seemed knowledgable.

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I've had three visits with Dr. Leber and have had a warm experience each time. She has a bright smile, great eye contact and listens closely. She's also quite witty. She takes the time to advise me of medical alternatives as well as explains with clarity surgical possibility.

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Dr. Leber was great. She explained my xrays very thoroughly and easily so that I could understand. She did not rush me through, took her time examining me and answering any concerns I had. She apologized for the wait and explained to me that when booking through zocdocs it takes longer for them to process the paper work and that on any follow up visits the wait would not be that long. (I waited about 30 mins for paper work to get processed through.) Also if booking through zocdocs make sure that the doctor you are bookings specialty is what you need. Some orthopedists only look at hands or feet or knees etc. Dr. Leber examined me for knee pain.

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Dr. Leber was incredibly thorough and down to earth. after my X-rays were taken Dr. Leber walked me through each of the films, explaining all of the different bones, ligaments and other major components of my knees so that I fully understood her diagnosis. She was also incredibly understanding of financial concerns with treatment and gave me plan A and plan B options moving forward to help me get the treatment I need without having to break the bank.

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I waited longer than i thought i would have to but i think that was more related to office staff & paperwork than the actual doctor. Once i saw Doctor Leber i was in good hands. I really like her and would plan on seeing her again.

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Great - thanks!

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Dr. Leber was great! After I left, they discovered something on the X-ray and she followed up immediately. She was very thorough and made sure everything was checked out, even requested a radiologist's opinion to confirm the diagnosis. Highly recommend a visit! Waiting room time was lengthy, but after I was called in to thee. Am room, everything including X-rays went smoothly.

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I came 20 minutes early to fill out forms and by the time I was done I was called in for an xray. I waited only 6 minutes after the xray to see Dr. Leber and she even apologized for that small wait. She was very friendly and thorough and took time to explain everything to me. She even provided her email address in case I had questions in the future. Highly recommend.

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She was lovely and very informative

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