John Leigh, M.D.

John LeighEducation

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Internship: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Fellowship: Wake Forest School of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine Research)

Career Interests

My current career plans are to practice general cardiology with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention. My research interest has been in the utilization of coronary artery calcium for risk stratification in a high-risk population.


I grew up in Minnesota, but education and training have taken me to North Carolina, South Carolina, and now Kentucky. On my days off I like to spend my time outside and enjoy playing golf and hiking with my wife and dog.

In His Words

The fellowship at UofL provides a solid foundation of core rotations and then really lets you have some flexibility in what you want to pursue during your second and third years of fellowship.