Dr. Nathan Leigh

Surgeon at Edina Plastic Surgery

Education & Certifications


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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1990


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


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

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.


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