Heather A. Leeb, D.P.M.

heather-leebHeather A. Leeb, D.P.M., grew up on Long Island in an active family and spent much of her time training to dance, running track and playing travel soccer; winning the Long Island Waldbaum’s Cup. Early on she had firsthand experience with the benefits of Podiatry when she broke her foot in high school and again in college. Quality foot care had her up and running again in no time. Dr. Leeb understands the patience and compassion necessary to provide effective care for patients. Together, she and patients create holistic programs to treat not only the pain, but also the cause of ailments.

Dr. Leeb graduated as salutatorian from West Hempstead High School before graduating from Boston University, where she received a BA in Biology. She later graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine with honors and completed her residency caring for US Military veterans at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare hospitals in Manhattan and Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Dr. Leeb has affiliations at Winthrop University Hospital and local surgery centers.

Dr. Heather Leeb is married and lives in Nassau County with their dog, a Shiba Inu, named Lotus. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, boating and an extensive shoe collection. Dr. Leeb is a proud member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Country Foot Care – Mineola, Williston Park, Patchogue NY  (July 2017- Present)
Associate Podiatrist
Affiliations: NYU Winthrop University Hospital, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital,
Day-Op Surgical Center of Long Island

EDUCATION & TRAINING

DVA New York Harbor Healthcare System – New York, NY  (July 2014 – June 2017)
Podiatric Resident
Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency (PMSR) with the added credential in
Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery (RRA)
Affiliations: Banner Desert Medical Center (AZ), Gramercy Surgery Center (NY)
 
New York College of Podiatric Medicine – New York, NY  (May 2014)
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Honors: Cum Laude
 
Boston University – Boston, MA  (May 2009)
Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology
 
West Hempstead High School – West Hempstead, NY  (May 2005)
Honors: Salutatorian

AWARDS & HONORS

Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society  (2014)
Dr. Walter Green Memorial Award  (2014)
Dean’s List – New York College of Podiatric Medicine  (2010 – 2014)
Academic Scholarship Recipient – New York College of Podiatric Medicine  (2010 – 2014)
APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipient  (2013)
Patricia Ellsworth Kopenhaver, DPM Endowed Scholarship Award  (2013)
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges  (2013)
Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Organization – Boston University  (2006 – 2009)
Dean’s List – Boston University  (2007 – 2008)
Salutatorian – West Hempstead High School   (2005)

PUBLICATIONS

Heather Leeb and Elizabeth Stickel. Literature Review of Sever’s Disease:
Radiographic Diagnosis and Treatment. NYCPM Podiatric Medical Review, 2011-2012.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

West Point Study on Arch Height Index of Cadets – US Military Academy, West Point, NY  (2013)
Col. Michael Neary, DPM, Howard Hillstrom, Ph.D., NYCPM faculty and students.
Conservation Biology and Plant Ecology Lab – Boston University, Boston MA  (2008-2009)
Richard Primack, Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA)
American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
NYCPM Student Memberships: AAWP, APMSA, ACFAS, Diabetes Club, Radiology Club

LICENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery- Board Qualified in Forefoot Surgery  (2017)
American Board of Podiatric Medicine- Board Qualified  (2017)
American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination Part III  (2016)
American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination Part II  (2014)
American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination Part I (2012)
Basic Life Support (BLS)

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

NYCPM Pre-clinical Sciences Tutor in neurology, functional orthopedics, pathophysiology  (2012 – 2014)
NYCPM “Big Brother/Sister” Mentor Program  (2011 – 2014)
Secretary, NYCPM American Association for Women Podiatrists  (2012 – 2013)
Student Relations Liaison, NYCPM Lower Extremity Anatomy Education Committee  (2011)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Marathon Medical Volunteer
  • Boston Marathon – Boston, MA (April 2013)
  • Allstate Marathon – Corona Park, NY (March 2013)
  • Diva Half Marathon – East Meadow, NY (October 2012)

West Point Boot Fit Volunteer, US Military Academy – West Point, NY   (July 2012 & 2013)
NYSPMA Clinical Conference Volunteer– New York, NY  (January 2012 & 2013)
Community Diabetic Foot Screening Volunteer – New York, NY  (June 2012)
NYCPM Graduation Volunteer – New York, NY  (May 2012)
Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Org. Volunteer – Boston, MA   (September 2006 – May 2009)
Medical Explorers, Franklin Hospital ER Volunteer – Valley Stream, NY  (May 2004 – August 2004)