James Patrick O'Leary, M.D.

Professor Emeritus


Office: AHC2 675

Phone: 305-348-7977

Email: olearyp@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

James Patrick O'Leary, M.D., is responsible for the development of the clinical faculty and practice sites for the fledgling FIU College of Medicine. O'Leary has written more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is the author of four editions of the Physiologic Basis of Surgery Textbook . He is an authority in the field of surgical gastroenterology.

He comes to FIU from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he had been the Isidore Cohn Jr., M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at LSU Medical Center since 1989. He is a former associate dean of Clinical Affairs and former interim dean of LSU Health Sciences Center. He remains Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Chairman of the Department of Surgery. From 1984-1989 he was Seeger Professor of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas.

A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, O'Leary completed his residency in General Surgery at Shands Teaching Hospital at UF. He has earned nearly a dozen teaching awards from the students and faculty of the University of Florida, Vanderbilt University and LSU School of Medicine.

He is active in a number of regional and national professional organizations. He has held several leadership positions with the National Board of Medical Examiners, has served as the president of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Association of Program Directors of Surgery and as the first vice president of the Southern Surgical Association. Most recently he has been Chairman of the Board of Governors and the first vice president of the American College of Surgeons.