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Meet James Leipzig, MD, FACS

“It is the responsibility of the physician to spend time with their patients and discuss all aspects of their medical or surgical care, as well as involving their families. This leads to better decisions and better outcomes.”

A fellowship-trained spinal surgeon, James Leipzig, MD, FACS has more than twenty years of experience providing professional and state-of-the art care to our patients. His credentials include:

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, B.S., Physiology, with Honors
  • Medical School: University of California-Los Angeles, M.D.
  • Residency: University of California-Los Angeles, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Spine and scoliosis surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Academic Appointments: Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Surgery; Johns Hopkins University, Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations: Lewis Gale Medical Center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Montgomery Regional Hospital
  • Society Memberships: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Member, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Member, North American Spine Society; Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.


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    Physician’s Champion | Oct. 6

    As the “physician’s champion” for the American Orthopaedic Association’s “Own the Bone” program, Dr. James Leipzig will give a presentation about the health implications of fragility fractures on Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 at LewisGale Medical Center’s Education Center Auditorium. Dr. Leipzig’s talk will also address the Own The Bone program in southwest Virginia and …

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    Pregnancy Back Pain Relief

    You are bound to experience back pain at some point during your pregnancy and that should come as no surprise. You may experience weight gain producing ligament-relaxing hormones and your center of gravity is forced to change. It’s no wonder this causes over 2 million pregnant women to consult their doctors about back pain each …

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    Dr. Leipzig Speaks | Oct. 6

    Virginia Spine Care, in coalition with LewisGale Medical Center, is proud to announce that our own James Leipzig, MD, FACS is the featured speaker and “physician’s champion” for the American Orthopaedic Association’s “Own the Bone” program. Dr. Leipzig will provide an overview of the severe health implications of fragility fractures on Thursday morning, October 6 …

"I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them understand their condition and treatment options. Spine problems and spinal surgery can be stressful. It’s an honor to be able to treat patients and guide them toward recovery."
James Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S.