David Leshikar, M.D.
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program
Philosophy of Care
I believe in taking care of patients as if they were my own family member. Residents play a big part in the care that we provide at UC Davis and I encourage their participation in treating new patients.
Dr. Leshikar's clinical interests include: Trauma and Critical Care, Hernia Repair, and Biliary Disease.
Dr. Leshikar's research and academic interests include: Surgical Education and Trauma Outcomes.
M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX 2009
B.S., University of Texas, Austin TX 2004
Internship: General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2015
Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX 2015-2016
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,
UC Davis Surgical Association
Honors and Awards
Resident and Faculty: Outstanding Leadership In and Outside of the Operating Room, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2015
Outstanding Resident and Role Model in a Teaching Capacity, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2015
Outstanding Intern, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2010
Select Recent Publications
Carden AJ, Salcedo ES, Leshikar DE, Utter GH, Wilson MD, Galante JM. Randomized controlled trial comparing dynamic simulation with static simulation in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May;80(5):748-53; discussion 753-4.
Leshikar DE, Pierce JL, Salcedo ES, Bola G, Galante JM. Do more with less: a surgery directed institutional model for resident central line training. Am J Surg. 2014 Feb;207(2):243-50.