Einstein/Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine

Sharon S. Leung, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Sharon S. Leung

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

 

Professional Interests

Dr. Leung graduated from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 2005 and completed her internal medicine residency and critical care medicine fellowship training at Monfefiore Medical Center. In 2009, house staff selected her as Fellow of the Year. In 2010, she was recruited to join the Einstein-Montefiore faculty as an academic intensivist and was supported by her division for the Master’s Program in Clinical Research Methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine because of her interest in comparative effectiveness, cost, and outcomes research.  She graduated in 2012 with distinction and now pursuing the Executive MHA at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, majoring in Healthcare Management.

Dr. Leung became the Director of Quality & Safety in the Division of Critical Care Medicine in Dec 2013 and remains a core faculty member in the Research section. Her main focus is to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment strategies, to employ advanced statistics and modeling methodologies to map the drivers of change in dynamically complex systems, and to study healthcare utilization and costs.  She has authored over ten peer-reviewed manuscripts and provided mentorship for junior faculty, fellows, residents and students in research. She has also been heavily involved in hospital quality management, infection control and disaster management.

Dr. Leung was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York when she was 19.

Dr. Leung is board certified in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
  • Neurocritical Care Medicine 

Research Interest: 

  1. Performance Improvement, Quality Management & Patient Safety
  2. Health Policy and Management: Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making
  3. Quality of Life & Palliative Care
  4. Prevention of Severe Sepsis Progression
  5. Medical Education
 

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bodian D, Leung S, Chiu H and Govind S.  Cytokines in Drosophila hematopoiesis and cellular immunity.  Prog Mol Subcell Biol. 2004;34:27-46.
  2. Leung S, Storck K and LeFrancois D.  Visual Vignette: Subglottic Laryngeal Paraganglioma Presenting with Acute Airway Obstruction.  Endocr Pract. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):175.
  3. Leung S, Malhotra AD and LeFrancois D.  Not Just Another Case of Small Bowel Obstruction.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Aug;7(8):A26.
  4. Leung S, Metzger BS and Currie BP.  Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection in Acute Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar;31(3):313-5.
  5. Leung S, Malhotra AD and Eisen LA.  Venous Access Challenge on a Patient with Cerebral Palsy and Severe Kyphoscoliosis.  J Vasc Access. 2010 Jan-Mar;11(1):66-8.
  6. Eisen LA, Leung S, Gallagher AM and Kvetan V.  Barriers to Ultrasonography Training in Critical Care Medicine Fellowships: A Survey of Program Directors.  Crit Care Med. 2010 Oct;38(10):1978-83.
  7. Leung S, LeFrancois D and Eisen LA.  Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis Precipitated by Acute Renal Failure Induced by Zoledronic Acid.  Clinical Geriatrics 2011:19(2):50-52
  8. Leung S.  Is it Right to Measure the Productivity of Senior Clinician/Educators by Relative Value Units (RVUs)?  J Grad Med Educ. 2011 March; 3(1): 9
  9. Leung S, Pokharel R and Gong MN.  Statins and Outcomes in Patients with Bloodstream Infection: A Propensity-Score Analysis.  Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):1064-71
  10. LeFrancois D and Leung S.  Advancing into the Community.  Am J Med. 2012 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Leung S, Yu S and Gong MN.  Incidence, Critical Care Utilization and Outcomes of Hospital-wide Severe Sepsis.   Manuscript submitted
  12. Leung S, Schechter CB, Rakowski E and Gong MN. Direct Emergency Room to ICU Admission for Patients with Severe Sepsis: cost analysis and outcomes. Manuscript submitted
  13. Dongra S, Leung S, Simkins J and Currie BP.  Sickle Cell Disease and 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza in Children.  Manucript in prep. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Leung S.  Surgical Site Infections. 5-minute Critical Care Consult 2011.
  2. Shiloh AL, Savel RH, Leung S, Carlese A and Kvetan V.  Mass Critical Care.  Textbook of Critical Care, 6th Edition, 2011

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS 

  1. Metzger BS, Leung S and Currie BP.  Comparison of CHROMagar MRSA Culture and BD GeneOhm MRSA PCR Assay for Screening of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization.  The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, Abstract #231.
  2. Metzger BS, Kreiswirth BN, Mediavilla J, Leung S and Currie BP.  Molecular Epidemiology of Inpatient MRSA Colonizing Isolates: Emergence of SCCmec IV.  The 48th ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting, M-3252
  3. Leung S, Metzger BS and Currie BP.  Incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and infectious complications after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.  The 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Disease Society of America 46th (ICAAC/IDSA) Annual Meeting, Abstract K-507; and press conference.
  4. Metzger BS, Leung S and Currie BP.  A Targeted Approach to MRSA Colonization Screening Using a PCR Assay and Multi-Site Sampling Strategy.  The 48th ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting, Abstract M-3355
  5. Leung S, Gallagher AM, Kvetan V and Eisen LA.  Barriers to Ultrasonography Training in Critical Care Medicine Fellowships: A Survey of Program Directors.  American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual meeting, November 4, 2009.
  6. Chen JL, Shoberu B and Leung S.  Use of Inhaled Prostacyclin in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Dysfunction after Cardiothoracic Surgery.   The 36th SCCM annual meeting, Abstract #858.
  7. Leung S, Said HH and Chintala S.  Use of Tris-Hydroxymethyl Aminomethance (THAM) in Patients with Severe Metabolic Acidosis.  The 36th SCCM annual meeting, Abstract #859.
  8. Tadele M, Leung S, Kaltsas A and Currie BP.  Investigation of Inpatients with 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in a New York City Hospital.  The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, Abstract #261.
  9. LeFrancois D and Leung S.  Chest Radiography Interpretation and the Clinical Exam:  An Integrative Curriculum for Medical Students.  The Journal of General Internal Medicine Volume 24, Supplement 1, May 2010, S87.
  10. Rahav M, Leung S and LeFrancois D.  Developing a Botanical Medicine Curriculum for Medicine Residents: A Needs Assessment of Knowledge, Confidence, and Communication.  Abstract presented in 34th SGIM Annual Meeting.
  11. Tanna M, Leung S and LeFrancois D.  Etanercept Associated Heart Failure Requiring Biventricular Tandem Support.  Abstract presented in 34th SGIM Annual Meeting.
  12. Leung S, Yu S, Law AS, Basnet S, Gong MN.  Incidence and Impact of Hospital-wide Severe Sepsis.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183;2011:A4670.
  13. Simkins J, Lalane NE, Leung S, Pokheral R and Currie BP.  Clinical Outcomes of Septic Patients with Carbapenemase Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at a New York City Hospital.  Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 20th Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstract #281.
  14. Leung S, Yu S, Law AS, Basnet S, Gong MN.  Spectrum and Patterns of Community-Acquired, Facility-Acquired, and Hospital-Acquired Infections in a Tertiary Medical Center.  Abstract presented in American Thoracic Society International Conference 2011.
  15. Leung S, Dogra S, Simkins J and Currie BP.  Sickle Cell Disease and 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza in Children.  Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 20th Annual Scientific Meetin, Abstract# 4107.
  16. Leung S and Gong MN.  Healthcare Utilization Prior to and Following Patients Admitted to the ICU with Severe Sepsis.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A114
  17. Leung S, Rakowski E and Gong MN.  Outcomes of Direct Emergency Room to ICU Admission vs. Later ICU Transfer for Patients with Severe Sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:D1141
  18. Leung S and Gong MN.  Statins and Outcomes in Patients with Bloodstream Infection: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A1138
  19. LeFrancois D, Leung S and Sadikot C. Lachman’s and Jobe’s A Year Later: A Musculoskeletal Workshop for Internal Medicine Residents Aimed at Retaining Confidence, Knowledge, AND Skills.  Abstract presented in the 35th Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2012 Annual Meeting.
  20. Tanna M, Yoon HA, Kwon C, Xie YS, LeFrancois D and Leung S. Outcomes of ICU Patients with Cardiomyopathy and Severe Sepsis.  Abstract submitted to Heart Failure Society of America.
  21. Burton NE, Aguirre D, Leung S, Simkins J and Currie BP. Screening for colonization with Klebsiella pneumonia Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae in the Emergency Department Using a Prototype Multiplex PCR Assay.  Abstract submitted to IDWeek 2012 – Joint Meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA and PIDS.
  22. Burton NE, Aguirre D, Leung S, Abboud N and Currie BP. PCR-based Active Surveillance for Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) Colonization with Rapid Initiation of Contact Isolation Achieved Significant Reduction in KPC Colonization Prevalence in the ICUs of a NYC Medical Center. Abstract submitted to IDWeek 2012 – Joint Meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA and PIDS.
  23. Aguirre D, Leung S, Burton NE and Currie BP.  Risk factors for Acquisition of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Intensive Care Units at a New York City Tertiary Medical Center.  Abstract submitted to IDWeek 2012 – Joint Meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA and PIDS.
  24. Levi D, Dudaie RS, Kvetan V and Leung S.  Use of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification Tool to Identify Waste in the ICUs of a NYC Medical Center.  Abstract submitted to the 23rd Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice.
  25. Tanna M, LeFrancois D, Velez C, Ali N, Zheng E and Leung S.  Preservation of Diastolic Function Improves Survival in Patients with Severe Sepsis.  Abstract submitted to American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012

 

 

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Tel: 718.920.7055
Fax: 718.652.2464
sleung@montefiore.org

 
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