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A Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch serves as Director of Acquired Disabilities Research for the Department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as the University at Buffalo. In addition, he holds responsibilities at the school as Research Associate Professor of Family Medicine. An experienced professional in the area of obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch previously instructed students as Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch initially matriculated at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Animal Behavior and Evolutionary Biology. Following receipt of his first graduate degree, he gained acceptance to a special MD/PhD program at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences under a full academic scholarship. As a doctoral student, he was recognized with the Hans J. Lowenstein Award and a National Institute of Health Predoctoral Fellowship. Following this, Matthew Withiam-Leitch, MD, completed an OBGYN residency with the University at Buffalo, earning a Chairman’s Award in 1999, a feat he duplicated as a faculty member seven years later. 

A valued contributor to his field, Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch maintains ties with a variety of professional organizations, including the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Furthermore, he has contributed scholarly work to several peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Over the years, Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch has also served as a reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

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Director of Acquired Disabilities Research

University at Buffalo

Dr. Matthew Withiam-Leitch




University at Buffalo School of Medicine