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About Dr. Leighton

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• University of Colorado Boulder - Honors
• University of Illinois College of Medicine
• Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency - 5 years
• Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency - 2 years
• Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Microsurgery Fellowship
• Board Certified Surgery - 1983
• Board Certified Plastic Surgery - 1986

• Fellow American College of Surgeons


• Past Chief of Plastic Surgery Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
• Past President Maricopa County Plastic Surgery Society
• Charter Member and Past President Arizona Society of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgeons
• Examiner American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Arizona Representative American Society of Plastic Surgeons Council of State Affairs
• Past Chairman, Membership Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Membership Application Review Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• Instructor American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Instructional Course Program
• Adjunct Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery Mayo Medical School
• Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine
• Faculty Mayo Arizona Plastic Surgery Residency Program
• Medical Panel Member with the Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH). AIBH is an all Volunteer Multi-disciplinary panel of Breast Cancer Specialists that provide a second opinion for treatment options to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, completely free of charge. Specialties at the Institute include; Breast Radiologists, Pathologists, Breast Surgeons, Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, and Radiation Oncologists . 480-860-4200
• Medical Director, Board of Directors Sustainable Outreach Solutions Non-Profit organization for Global Surgery and Engineering projects
• Plastic Surgical Team Member, Medical Hands for Healing, International Volunteer Surgical Brigade
• Board of Directors, Jason Schechterle Beyond the Flames Foundation
• Chairman, Committee on Continuing Medical Education, Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons


• Outstanding Intern Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
• Outstanding Resident Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
• Twice awarded University of Arizona College of Medicine Dean’s List for excellence in teaching in the Clinical Sciences awarded to the top 6 of 480 Clinical Faculty Members who teach at the Phoenix Campus
• 2011 Life Achievement Award 100 Club of Arizona
• Listed in: Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, America’s Top Rated Physicians, Guide to Top Doctors, America's Most Compassionate Doctors
• Has been listed in PHOENIX Magazine Annual Top Doctors issue 11 times as voted by peers

Television Appearances

• Children’s Miracle Telethon Network about Siamese Twins Dr. Leighton helped successfully separate at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
• Rescue 911 - episode about a little girl kicked in the face by a horse. Dr. Leighton reconstructed her face.
• Multiple News Segments about Dr. Leighton and his burn patients including retired Phoenix Police Officer Jason Schechterle who was severely burned when his stopped Police Cruiser was struck from behind by a cab traveling over 100 MPH causing Officer Schechterle’s Cruiser gas tank to explode severely burning him. After 52 operations he has returned to work as a motivational speaker.


• Phoenix Thunderbirds/Phoenix Open
• Sustainable Outreach Solutions
• Foundation for Burns and Trauma/Camp Courage Burn Camp

• Arizona Institute for Breast Health
• Pink Light District Premier Sponsor
• Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation/The Schechterle-Leighton Institute for Adult and Pediatric Burn Reconstruction

• 100 Club of Arizona
• Jason Schechterle Beyond the Flames Foundation
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Television Appearances
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