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Leah I Leinbach, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise: Oral Medicine, Preventative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry
Research Interests: Oral health considerations for patients receiving radiation/chemotherapy, relationship between oral infection; systemic inflammatory processes; prevention of ED visits for dental complaints ...read more
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock Building, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, # 266
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
A native Pennsylvanian, Dr. Leinbach graduated from Lafayette College with degrees in biology and philosophy. She spent two years as a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, after which she continued on at the University of Pennsylvania graduating with a DMD and Certificate of Public Health Studies. She relocated to Baltimore to complete a General Practice Residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Professional memberships include the American Dental Association, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry and the Maryland State Dental Association.
- Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2014)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Dentistry (2015)
Research & Publications
Rech AJ, Mick R, Martin S, Recio A, Aqui NA, Powell DJ Jr, Colligon TA, Trosko JA, Leinbach LI, Pletcher CH, Tweed CK, DeMichele A, Fox KR, Domchek SM,Riley JL, Vonderheide RH. CD25 blockade depletes and selectively reprograms regulatory T cells in concert with immunotherapy in cancer patients. Sci Transl Med. 2012 May 16;4(134): 134ra62.
N. Aqui, L. Leinbach, E. A. Chong, T. Ahmadi, J. Svoboda, A. Gordon, L. H. Downs, S. Nasta, S. J. Schuster: Changes in regulatory T-cells in responding and non-responding patients with indolent B-cell or mantle cell lymphomas during treatment with lenalidomide, dexamethasone, and rituximab. J Clin Oncol 28(suppl; abstr 8085): 7s, 2010.
Activities & Honors
- American Association of Public Health Dentistry
- American Academy of Oral Medicine
- American Public Health Association
- Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists