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Leah I Leinbach, D.M.D., M.P.H.

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4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings
  • Director, General Practice Residency
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


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 more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock Building, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, # 266
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-367-2424


Leah Leinbach is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at the School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She graduated from Lafayette College with degrees in biology and philosophy after which she worked as a research specialist in a lab investigating immunotherapy for various types of blood cancers.  She completed a DMD at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a General Practice Residency and MPH both at Johns Hopkins.  She currently serves as the GPR program director in addition to providing clinical care.  She is an academic fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and member of the Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists.  Research interests include the intersection of oral and other diseases from both a clinical and policy perspective. more


  • Director, General Practice Residency
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2014)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Dentistry (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Willink A, Reed NS, Swenor B, Leinbach L, DuGoff EH, Davis K. Dental, Vision, And Hearing Services: Access, Spending, And Coverage For Medicare Beneficiaries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020;39(2):297–304. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00451

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 Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists

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