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Leigh M. Eck, MD, FACP

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Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Genetics

Vice Chair of Graduate Medical Education

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director; Division Director - Medical Education

Professional Background

Dr. Leigh Eck is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. She is a General Endocrinologist -- seeing adult patients with endocrine disorders in the ambulatory setting and at the University of Kansas Hospital.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Eck is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her team trains ~100 resident physicians per year in Internal Medicine.

Education and Training
  • BS, Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan , KS
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Clinical Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Diplomate in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Doctor, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • The Endocrine Society, Member, 2015 - 2020
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow, 2012 - Present
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Member, 2006 - Present
  • The Endocrine Society, Member, 2006 - Present
  • American College of Physicians, Member, 2002 - Present



Dr. Eck's research and scholarly output is oriented towards medical education projects that are focused on improving the educational environment and experiences for our resident physicians.

Dr. Eck has had the privilege to do longitudinal work on education projects and products with the American College of Physicians -- including the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination and MKSAP.

Current Research and Grants
  • Impact of Highly Interactive Emotional Intelligence Training on EQ-i scores of Internal Medicine Residents, AAIM Innovation Grant, PI