Dr. Leigh earned a bachelor degree from Iowa State University and began medical school at the University of North Dakota before finishing at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He did general surgery at Wake Forest University hospitals and plastic surgery residency at University of Tennessee Erlanger Medical center as well as a fellowship at the University of Southern California plastic surgery program in Los Angeles.

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leigh has been named a “Top Doctor” by Minneapolis St.Paul Magazine for many years. He has also received the national Patients’ Choice Award, an award bestowed multiple times to Dr. Leigh in recognition for his excellent patient care and high ratings from grateful patients.

To stay current with the latest medical innovations and treatments, Dr. Leigh is a member of American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Society and Minnesota Medical Association.

In his free time, Dr. Leigh enjoys swimming and golfing – two sports that provide enjoyment as well as fitness. Dr. Leigh is a long time competitive swimmer and has broken state, national, and world records in Master’s Swimming competitions. Dr. Leigh is a dedicated supporter of Underdog Rescue, a local foster-based rescue organization that places “underdogs” – especially puppy mill survivors – in the forever homes they deserve.


Iowa State University, B.S., 1978
University of North Dakota, B.S., medicine, 1980
Wake Forrest School of Medicine, M.D., 1982


Top Doctor Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine multiple years
Patients’ Choice Award multiple years


North Carolina Baptist Hospital, general surgery, 1982-85
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, plastic surgery, 1986
Erlanger Medical Center, plastic surgery, 1986-88

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1990


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Medical Association