Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch
Research Associate Professor of Family Medicine At University at Buffalo
About Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch
Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch serves as Research Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the University at Buffalo's Department of Family Medicine. Engaged in this position since 2010, Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch’s responsibilities include curriculum development, the preparation and procurement of grants, and a number of faculty development activities. He also facilitates the development of research budgets and maintains ongoing curricular design training through the Royal College of Physicians Master of Education program. Concurrently, Dr. Withiam-Leitch holds the position of Director of Acquired Disabilities Research for the Primary Care Research Institute, through the University of Buffalo's Department of Family Medicine.
Highly experienced across the OB-GYN field, Matthew Withiam-Leitch, MD, has held a variety of research, academic, and administrative appointments. Among these, he has held the posts of Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Division Director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, both through the University at Buffalo's Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He has also served as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Buffalo General Hospital. A prolific researcher, his work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. In 2012, he co-authored the articles Unverifiable and Erroneous Publications Reported by Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Applicants, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Attitudes of Healthcare Students and Professionals toward Patients with Physical Disability: A Systematic Review, in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Matthew Withiam-Leitch possesses both an MD and PhD from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Winning a full scholarship through the combined MD/PhD Program, he graduated in 1995 with concentrations in Medicine, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry. Prior to this, he attended the University at Albany, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Animal Behavior and Evolutionary Biology. He also completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology through the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Since then, Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch has continued to engage his education, completing a Medical Education Training Program through Royal College of Physicians and the University at Buffalo, and ongoing recertification through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.