Who's Who Top Educators

Mark W. Leitman, MD, FACS, PA

Mark Leitman

Title: Physician

Location: East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Mark Leitman, MD has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership In ophthalmology.

Dr. Leitman is an ophthalmologist practicing In East Brunswick, NJ for the past 46 years. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn with a National Science Foundation research grant, and was captain of the varsity wrestling team for two years, and received the highest service award. He then attended New York Medical College where he was elected to AOA-the National Medical Honor Society. He did his ophthalmic training at Albert Einstein Medical School, where he was chief resident and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor. He received a grant from the National Eye Institute. It resulted in the world’s first 24 hourly measurement of eye pressure showing its lowest at 3:00 AM in all patients. He wrote the first edition of his book, “Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis” while in medical school. It is now in its 10th edition and has become the leading introductory book for ophthalmology,- and it has been translated into various languages, including Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Polish, Indonesian, Portuguese and an Indian reprint. He has donated the book to 117,000 medical students.

In 2017, Campbell University Medical School awarded him the outstanding ophthalmic educator. His published research demonstrated five new eye reflexes and the discovery that there is feedback whereby a deep breath-in suppresses blinking and rapid blinking suppresses breathing. He was asked to present this paper in different countries and as a keynote speaker at a Japanese pulmonary conference. While Chairman of the East Brunswick township environmental committee; the mayor and town council passed a resolution commending him for preventing housing on wetlands, monitoring toxic waste and playing a prominent role in preventing the building of a toxic waste incinerator in nearby Edison and the garbage incinerator in East Brunswick. He was recently rated the number one ophthalmologist in NJ by four independent organizations. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Mobile Surgical Hospital and received an honorable discharge.

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