Melissa D. Leber, MD, FACEP
Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital System
Dr. Leber is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine.
After completing her emergency medicine residency, Dr. Leber did her fellowship in sports medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, she worked with professional athletes, including the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), USA Rugby and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USLPRO – Soccer) and served as team physician at various Pittsburgh colleges and high schools.
Since fellowship, Dr. Leber has been a Player Physician at the US Open and become an Airway Management Physician and Visiting Team Medical Liaison (VTML) for the NY Jets. She works as a finish line physician for the ING – New York City Marathon, Half Marathon and Triathlon, during which with her combined expertise in emergency medicine and sports medicine treats a wide range of sports medicine conditions.
As an Associate Professor in two medical specialties, Dr. Leber is involved in the education of the next generation of medical professionals, teaching medical students, residents and fellows the art of emergency medicine and orthopaedics. She lectures both regionally and nationally regarding orthopedic care in the emergency department.