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Philip Leese, M.D.

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Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Background

Philip Leese, M.D., is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Leese supports the director of the department's Clinical Trial Division and the Comprehensive Depression Assessment and Treatment Center at The University of Kansas Health System by obtaining, securing and executing clinical research studies for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Leese earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Occidental College, graduated from the Creighton School of Medicine and finished his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University and affiliated hospitals. During his first year of an emergency medicine fellowship at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, he was recruited by Quincy Research Center in Kansas City, Missouri, to pursue a career in clinical research. He withdrew from the ER Fellowship and joined Quincy Research Center in 1980.

Before joining the faculty at KU Medical Center, Dr. Leese was the chief clinical research consultant to Advanced Psychiatric Solutions of Kansas City, a division of Psychiatric Associates of Kansas City, the largest practice of board-certified psychiatrists in the city. He formerly served as senior medical research director at Quintiles from 2013 to 2016 and was vice president, Phase I Services, with the organization from 1996 to 2013. Dr. Leese also formerly held positions with CRF America/Innovex and Quincy Research Center.

Education and Training
  • BA, Biology , Occidental College
  • MD, Medicine , Creighton School of Medicine
  • MD, Internal Medicine Residency , Creighton University
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Emergency Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • Midlands IRB , Member, 2016 - Present