Michael S. Leapman, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Departments & Organizations

Urology: General Adult Urology | Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy | Urologic Oncology

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine


  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven) and VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven)
  • Residency: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco (Urologic Oncology)
  • Clinical interests: prostate cancer: low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance, nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy, focal therapy, high-risk disease, pelvic lymph node dissection, imaging, risk stratification; brachytherapy; high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU); cryotherapy, radiation therapy, IMRT, radiation-recurrence, salvage therapy. Bladder cancer: intravesical therapy, TURBT, radical cystectomy with urinary diversion, continent urinary diversion, neobladder, ileal conduit. Kidney cancer: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, open radical nephrectomy, open partial nephrectomy. Testicular cancer. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma: laparoscopic, open nephroureterectomy, ureterectomy

Michael Leapman, MD was drawn to the field of urology for the opportunity to care for patients with urologic cancers. He aims, above all, to deliver the highest level of care possible with the utmost consideration and compassion for the impact that cancer places on patients, as well as their families, friends and communities.

Dr. Leapman graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Neurobiology and Behavior, and received his medical school degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed his General Surgery and Urology training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. Subsequently, he completed a two-year urologic oncology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. He was recruited to join the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine Smilow Cancer Center in 2016, specializing in urologic oncology with a joint appointment at the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Education & Training

MD University of Maryland School of Medicine (2009)
BA Cornell University (2005)
Fellowship University of California San Francisco
Residency Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Mount Sinai Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • Best PosterEuropean School of Oncology, Conference on Active Surveillance (2016)

  • Merit AwardConquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2015)

  • First Place Essay, History SectionAmerican Urological Association Western Section (2015)

  • Outstanding Abstract Selected for Oral PresentationUniversity of California San Francisco (2015)

  • Joseph F. McCarthy Physician Essay Contest, Third PlaceAmerican Urological Association Western Section (2015)

  • Resident Publication AwardMount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Urology (2014)

  • Resident Travel AwardSociety for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (2013)

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