David W. Leonard

M.D., FACS

Dr. David Leonard earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland after receiving his bachelors degree in chemistry from the New College of Sarasota, Florida. He continued his training as a surgical intern and completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda in 1996. He remained as an attending physician teaching residents in otolaryngology from 1996 to 2002 and treating many high ranking members of the executive and legislative branches of government. During his tour at NNMC, he held numerous positions, including Assistant Residency Director, and Assistant Professor of Surgery (USUHS). Intimately involved with research he authored 10 journal articles. He was concurrently assigned to the USNS Comfort hospital ship as the sole Otolaryngologist from April 1998 to February 2002 and also completed the Navy War College's Command and Staff Program.
Dr. Leonard also served at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida as the Otolaryngology Department Head, Chairman of the Credentials Subcommittee, Vice-Chairman Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and Director Surgical Services. He retired as a US Navy Captain with over 26 years of service, and joined Eastern Virginia Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists in 2010. He believes that patients want to be treated with respect by a caring physician. He is interested in all aspects of general otolaryngology. Dr. Leonard is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.