Daniel Leslie
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Credentials
MD

Associate Professor & Division Chief of Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery
Biography

Bio

Administrative Contact: Shelley Burton | 612-624-1089 | burt0108@umn.edu    

Daniel Leslie, MD, is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of GI/Bariatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, the system-wide Director of the Comprehensive Weight Management Program for University of Minnesota Health/Fairview, and the Medical Director for CentraCare Weight Management. He completed his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a residency and fellowship in General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He has been on staff at the University of Minnesota since 2007. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and has board certification in surgery (ABS) and obesity medicine (ABOM).Academically, Dr. Leslie has co-authored five book chapters and has authored or co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications. He has presented dozens of abstracts locally, nationally, and internationally. He has an active interest in diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction after bariatric procedures, as well as novel interventions to treat bariatric patients.

Clinical Summary

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery; Minimally invasive general surgery; Laparoscopic gastric bypass and robot-assisted duodenal switch; Laparoscopic hernia repair; Pediatric obesity surgery; Laparoscopic adrenal and spleen surgery

Education

MD, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
BA, Dartmouth College

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellow, Fellowship
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Sr & Chief Resident (PGY4-5), Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School
Fellow, Research & Surgical Infectious Disease, Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School
Jr Resident (PGY2-3), Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School
Jr Resident (PGY2-3), Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School
Intern (PGY1), Internship
University of Minnesota Medical School

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Surgery,
Licensure/Certification Number: 52001
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice,
Licensure/Certification Number: 42685
Diplomat, American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
Basic Life Support,
DEA Registration,
Licensure/Certification Number: BL6900345
Advanced Trauma Life Support,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support,

Honors and Recognition

Editorial Board, Obesity Surgery Journal
2015
Elected Representative, Graduate Medical Education Committee
1999
McGraw-Hill Book Award, Basic Science Studies
1995
Elected Representative, Student Government Association (UMDNJ-RWJMS)
1995
Founder and Co-editor, The Weekly RW Johnson Medical School Newspaper (UMDNJ-RWJMS)
1994
Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College
1993
Academic Citation-Physical Biochemistry and Physics, Dartmouth College
1992
Richter Memorial Biochemistry Scholarship Grant, Undergraduate Research Funding Award, Dartmouth College
1992
German Book Award, Dartmouth College
1991
J.H. Barr III Scholarship, Dartmouth College
1991
National Merit Scholar, Columbine High School
1989

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons , Fellow
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Leslie, D. B., (Moderator) "“Obesity Overview” and “Current State of Bariatric Surgery”", Bariatric Education Days 2018, University of Minnesota, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. May 24, 2018.
Leslie, D. B., (Speaker) "Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Evidence", MEDCAC Meeting Health Outcomes After Bariatric Surgical Therapies in the Medicare Population, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. August 30, 2017.
Leslie, D. B., (Moderator) "The Evolution of Bariatric Surgery", Bariatric Education Days 2017, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. May 25, 2017.
Jahansouz, C., Xu, H., Hertzel, A. M., Leslie, D. B., Bernlohr, D. A., Ikramuddin, S. "The PPARy-FABP4-UCP2 axis after bariatric surgery", American Diabetes Association 76th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. June 10, 2016.
Jahansouz, C., Staley, C. M., Leslie, D. B., Sadowsky, M. J., Khoruts, A., Ikramuddin, S. "The gut microbiome shifts acutely and independently from hypocalorit restriction following vertical sleeve gastrectomy", Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego, California, United States. May 23, 2016.
Jahansouz, C., Staley, C. M., Leslie, D. B., Sadowsky, M. J., Khoruts, A., Ikramuddin, S. "Preoperative antibiotics drive the short term changes in the gut microbiome following the vertical sleeve gastrectomy", Minnesota Surgical Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 06, 2016.
Leslie, D. B., (Coordinator/Organizer) "Metabolic Surgery: From the Lab to the Clinical Practice", ObesityWeek 2015, Los Angeles, California, United States. November 04, 2015.
Abraham, A. A., Jahansouz, C., Ikramuddin, S., Leslie, D. B. "Sleeve leak and readmissions after sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss: an ACS-NSQIP study", American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, United States. October 09, 2015.
Jahansouz, C., Arsoniadis, E., Abraham, A. A., Leslie, D. B., Ikramuddin, S. "One week comparison of circulating bile acids in patients following roux-en-y gastric bypass versus a restricted hypocaloric diet", American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, United States. October 09, 2015.
Leslie, D. B., (Presenter) "Paradigm Shift: Treatment of Morbid Obesity", Annual Bariatric Education Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 27, 2015.
Jahansouz, C., Arsoniadis, E., Abraham, A. A., Leslie, D. B., Ikramuddin, S. "One week comparison of circulating bile acids in patients following roux-en-y gastric bypass versus a restricted hypocaloric diet", Minnesota Surgical Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 01, 2015.
Leslie, D. B., (Presenter) "Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes: a primer and procedure selection", Endocrine City-Wide Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 08, 2015.
Leslie, D. B. "Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery", Annual Bariatric Education Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 22, 2014.
Leslie, D. B. "Patients Should Lose Weight Before Surgery", Annual Bariatric Education Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 21, 2014.
Leslie, D. B. "Grand Rounds talk", Trinity Health, Minot, North Dakota, United States. April 08, 2014.
Leslie, D. B. "Grand Rounds talk on Bariatric Surgery", Fairview Lakes Hospital, Wyoming, Minnesota, United States. January 03, 2014.
Kim, Y., Liu, N., Leslie, D. B., Ikramuddin, S. "Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is correlated with decrease in adipose senescence and inflammation", American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 07, 2013.
Kirchner, V., Ikramuddin, S., Leslie, D. B. "Management of giant perforated duodenal ulcer in lung transplant patient", American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 07, 2013.
Leslie, D. B. "Gastric bypass and Type 2 diabetes", Halsted Society Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. September 12, 2013.
Leslie, D. B. "GI Bleeding Post Bariatric Surgery", 9th Annual Bariatric Education Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 06, 2013.
Leslie, D. B. "Pediatric and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery", 9th Annual Bariatric Education Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 05, 2013.
Attam, R., Arain, M. A., Tiewala, M., Leslie, D. B., Freeman, M. L., Ikramuddin, S. "Endoscopic sutured gastropexy, a novel technique for performing a secure gastrostomy", DDW2013, Orlando, Florida, United States. May 18, 2013.
Leslie, D. B., Rasmus, N., Slusarek, B., Sampson, B., Buchwald, H., Ikramuddin, S. "Conversion of fundoplication to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: long term results", DDW2013, Orlando, Florida, United States. May 18, 2013.
Leslie, D. B. "Surgical Options for Management of Obesity", Internal Medicine Review and Update, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. October 24, 2012.
Leslie, D. B. "Conversion of fundoplication to RYGB", XVII World Congress IFSO 2012, New Delhi, United States. September 13, 2012.
Leslie, D. B., Dorman, R., Rasmus, N., Serrot, F., Voulgaropoulos, N., Slusarek, B., Sampson, B., Buchwald, H., Ikramuddin, S. "Conversion of fundoplication to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)", XVII IFSO World Congress, New Delhi, India. September 13, 2012.
Dorman, R., Rasmus, N., Serrot, F., Voulgaropoulos, N., Bach, L., Slusarek, B., Sampson, B., Buchwald, H., Leslie, D. B., Ikramuddin, S. "Laparoscopic versus open duodenal switch: a long-term retrospective review of outcomes and complications", XVII IFSO World Congress, New Delhi, India. September 13, 2012.
Leslie, D. B. "Effect of caloric restriction on improvement in glycemia", Session III: Mechanisms of Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes Secondary to Surgery, XVII World Congress IFSO 2012, New Delhi, India. September 12, 2012.
Leslie, D. B. "Laparoscopic approach to the Patient with abdominal free air", University of Minnesota 76th Annual Course: Advances in Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. June 07, 2012.
Dorman, R., Rasmus, N., Serrot, F., Slusarek, B., Sampson, B., Leslie, D. B., Buchwald, H., Ikramuddin, S. "Benefits and complications following the duodenal switch", Central Surgical Association meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, United States. March 03, 2012.
Leslie, D. B. "New Frontiers in Bariatric Surgery", Symposium on Minimally Invasive Technology Assessment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. September 08, 2011.
Leslie, D. B. "Strategies for Dealing with the Concomitant Hernia", Annual University of Minnesota Bariatric Education Day, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. May 26, 2011.
Leslie, D. B. "DVT Prophylaxis in the Bariatric Patient: Standard of Care", Annual University of Minnesota Bariatric Education Day, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. May 26, 2011.
Leslie, D. B. "Bariatric Surgery & Gyn Complications", Update 2011 in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Overland Park, Kansas, United States. April 01, 2011.
Serrot, F., Frohnert, B., Foncea, R., Dorman, R., Leslie, D. B., Slusarek, B., Bernlohr, D., Ikramuddin, S. "The negative impact of obesity on subcutaneous adipose tissue mitochondrial biogenesis is improved within days after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass", Central Surgical Association Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, United States. March 19, 2011.
Serrot, F., Leslie, D. B., Dorman, R., Anderson, J., Sick, B., Slusarek, B., Buchwald, H., Ikramuddin, S. "Comparative effectiveness of bariatric surgery and non-surgical therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and class I obesity", Central Surgical Association Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, United States. March 18, 2011.
Leslie, D. B. "Laparoscopic Treatment for Stomach Cancer", International Conference on the Stomach, Mumbai, India. December 05, 2010.
Leslie, D. B. "Balloons in Bariatric Surgery", International Conference on the Stomach, Mumbai, India. December 05, 2010.
Leslie, D. B. "A Novel Twist on PEG Placement after Gastric Bypass", 96th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 06, 2010.
Leslie, D. B. "Routine UGI is Superior to Clinical Signs for Detecting Gastrojejunal Leak after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass", American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. October 04, 2010.
Leslie, D. B. "Deep Venous Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism – Prevention and Literature Update", 27th Annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. June 23, 2010.
Leslie, D. B. "DVT prophylaxis – for whom and for how long", University of Minnesota Bariatric Education CME Course, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 27, 2010.
Leslie, D. B., (Coordinator/Organizer) "Advanced Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Mini Course", University of Minnesota Bariatric Education CME Course, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 26, 2010.
Ikramuddin, S., Leslie, D. B., Swan, T., Slusarek, B., Serrot, F., Buchwald, H. "Outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for patients with BMI<35 kg/m2", Obes Surg 2010, January 01, 2010.
Leslie, D. B., (Panelist) "Case Presentations", University of Minnesota Bariatric Education CME Course, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 21, 2009.
Leslie, D. B., Swan, T., Kellogg, T., Slusarek, B., Bantle, P., Buchwald, H., Connett, J. E., Ikramuddin, S. "Efficacy and durability of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in achieving type 2 diabetes remission one year and more after surgery", 69thScientific Session of the American Diabetes Association, January 01, 2009.
Leslie, D. B. "What are the pearls of perfect band placement and optimal outcomes?", 6th Annual University of Minnesota Bariatric Education Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 26, 2008.
Wasiluk, K., Leslie, D. B., Vietzen, P., Dunn, D. "Design of a second-generation novel endotoxin antagonist", 24th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. April 29, 2004.
Wasiluk, K., McCulloch, K., Leslie, D. B., Vietzen, P., Dunn, D. "Localization of transcriptional regulatory elements unresponsive to LPS within the TLR4 promoter", 24th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. April 29, 2004.
Wasiluk, K., Leslie, D. B., Vietzen, P., Mayo, K., Dunn, D. "Structure/function studies of an endotoxin-neutralizing peptide derived from bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein", 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for University Surgeons, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. February 11, 2004.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Vietzen, P., Dunn, D. "Molecular anatomy of the pro-inflammatory catalytic activity of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP)", 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Sacramento, California, United States. November 13, 2003.
Leslie, D. B., Vietzen, P., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Cyclization of a peptide based in the LPS-Binding domain of LALF reduces LPS neutralization and bactericidal activity", 23rd Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, San Antonio, Texas, United States. April 10, 2003.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "LBP catalyzes the inflammatory response to endotoxin via distinct domains within the LBP-carboxyl domain", 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. November 07, 2002.
Leslie, D. B., Lazaron, V., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Charge and sequence-specific characteristics of the endotoxin-binding domain of LALF are critical to bactericidal activity", 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. November 07, 2002.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Localisation and inhibition of pro-inflammatory response to endotoxin by peptides from the extra-cellular domain of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), p. 41", 22nd Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, 15th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society-Europe, Madrid, Spain. May 02, 2002.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Inhibition of pro-inflammatory response to endotoxin by peptides from the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4-associated protein, MD2) is LBP-dependent", Surgical Forum LIII, January 01, 2002.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Serum transferrin is a cofactor for macrophage activation via cell-surface binding of lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin, LPS)", 21st Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Snowbird, Utah, United States. May 03, 2001.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Anti-endotoxin antibodies enhance binding and uptake of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by hepatocytes", 21st Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Snowbird, Utah, United States. May 03, 2001.
Leslie, D. B., Lazaron, V., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Isolation and Characterization Of The Native Complementary DNA Sequence Of Limulus Anti-Lipopolysaccharide Factor", Minnesota Surgical Society Annual Spring Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. April 01, 2001.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Internalization and detoxification of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by anti-LPS antibody is an Fc receptor-mediated process", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, United States. February 07, 2001.
Lazaron, V., Leslie, D. B., Wasiluk, K., Dunn, D. "Inhibition of proinflammatory response to endotoxin by peptides from the extracellular domain of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)", Surgical Forum LII: 196-198, January 01, 2001.