Dr. Leitch is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and an associate professor of surgery. In addition to her work as a surgeon and professor, she is the former Chair of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership and she also served on various councils and boards, including the YMCA and Community Living.
Dr. Leitch earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1994, MBA from Dalhousie University in 1998, completed the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/University of Southern California in 2002.
As a volunteer, Dr. Leitch served as council member on the NRC (National Research Council of Canada), was a board member of Genome Canada, a director on the YMCA (GTA) board of directors, Vice-President of CANFAR (Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research) and founder of The Sandbox Project. In addition, Dr. Leitch has hosted an annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Leitch was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work in both medicine and business in 2005. She has published in the clinical and best practice model areas of the health care field. In 2010, Dr. Leitch received the Order of Ontario for her work advocating for children and youth.