Physician’s Profile

David K. Leung, MD, PhD

Department of Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Board Certificates
Nuclear Medicine
Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Honors & Awards:

Philip Johnson Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine     2008 – 2009

Ross Golden Research Resident Award in Radiology    2008

NIBIB Travel Awards for Molecular Biology for Imagers     2007

NIH-MSTP Fellowship         1996 – 2003

MD-PhD Dean's Research Fellowship      1995

Graduated college magna cum laude      1994

Phi Beta Kappa         1994

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Mathematics and Science   1993 – 1994

Columbia College Dean’s List        1991 – 1994

Chandler Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry Research   1991

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Volunteer Award     1990


Sherman, W.H., Chu, K., Chabot, J., Allendorf, J., Schrope, B.A., Hecht, E., Jin, B., Leung, D., Remotti, H., Addeo, G., Postolov, I., Wei, T., Fine, R.L. Neoadjuvant GTX Followed by GX/RT and Surgery in Locally Advanced, Unresectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Cancer (In print)

Einersen, P., Epelboym,I., Winner, M.D., Leung, D., Chabot, J.A., Allendorf, J.D. (2014) Positron emission tomography (PET) has limited utility in the staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 18(8):1441-1444

Chow, D.S., Essa, S.S., Kozberg, M.K., Lanzman, B., Miloushev, V.Z., Leung, D.K., Utukuri P.S., Filippi, C.G., and Lignelli, A. (2014) Behind the Name: Eponyms of Neuroradiology. Neurographics (Accepted)

Leivers, M., Tam, I., Groves, K., Leung, D. K., Xie, Y., Breslow, R. (2003) A forbidden rearrangement.  Organic Letters 5: 3407-3409

Leung, D. K. (2002) I. Cyclodextrin dimers and trimers in peptide binding, protein inhibition, and photodynamic cancer therapy.  II. Studies toward synthesis of a stable symmetrical cyclopropenyl anion. Ph.D. Thesis. Columbia University, New York