Biography & Education

Biography
Personal Statement: I continue to be enthused by our congenial hybrid of a formal academic medical center and a functional community hospital here in Portland. I strive to provide optimal patient care, teaching and community service.Areas of Academic Focus:Antimicrobial pharmacodynamicsHIVNational/Regional Responsibilities:Regional Chairman, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Providence HeaLth & ServicesMember, PPMC Clinical Decision Support CommitteeNorthwest AIDS Education and Training Center preceptorPast president, Infectious Diseases Society of OregonAd hoc member, Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Member, Editorial Board, Antimicrobial Agents ChemotherapyChairperson, PPMC Clinical Decision Support CommitteeSignificant Publications:Gilbert, Leggett: Chapter on Aminoglycosides. Mandell, Doyles and Bennett. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. Elsevier; Philadelphia, 2009-10Leggett J. Approach to Fever and Suspected Infection in the Normal Host. Chapter 302. Cecil's Medicine, 23rd Edition, Saunders, 2008; pp 2112-2118.Saravolatz LD, Leggett J. Gatifloxacin, gemifloxacin, and moxifloxacin: the role for three new fluoroquinolones. Clin Infect Dis 2003; 37:1210-1215.Gilbert DN et al. A randomized comparison of the safety and efficacy of once-daily gentamicin or thrice-daily gentamicin in combination with ticarcillin-clavulanate. Am J Med 1998;105:182-91.Bermada S et al. Correlation of tobramycin-induced inhibition of protein synthesis with postantibiotic effect in E. coli. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1993;37:2678-2683.Leggett JE et al. Comparative antibiotic dose-effect relationships at several dosing intervals in murine pneumonitis and thigh infection models. J Infect Dis 1989;159:281-92.Vogelman B et al. Correlation of antimicrobial pharmacokinetic parameters with therapeutic efficacy in an animal model. J Infect Dis 1988;158:831-47.Vogelman B et al. The in vivo postantibiotic effect in a thigh infection in neutropenic mice. J Infect Dis 1988;157:287-98.Presentations:MRSA: An Evolving PathogenBad Bugs, No Drugs: Big PhRMA and the FDA.Limitations of animal models.Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.Teaching Responsibilities:Attending for the Infectious Diseases Service 12 months a year.Preceptor for internal medicine residents in weekly HIV clinics.
Areas of expertise

Infectious Disease

Education

Medical degree: University of Kentucky, Lexington
Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison - Infectious Diseases

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6727

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (44 Ratings, 10 Comments)

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08/01/2016
Dr Leggett shows genuine concern and care for patient needs
90

07/12/2016
I have a complex health issue and Dr. Leggett identified the highest priority condistion.
100

06/16/2016
Just plain top notch good guy.
100

05/03/2016
Very caring knew ALL info about my case.
90

04/04/2016
I want to say [...] the medical assistant does a fantastic job. She really makes me feel welcome and cared about something that has kept me coming back as a patient.
100

03/30/2016
I was actually running late for my appointment because of unusually heavy traffic so I did not arrive for my 1:40 appointment until 1:50. They checked me in and still managed to find the time to provide me with the 1:40 schedule appointment even though I had arrived late. They always go the extra mile when I need help with any of my issues. They are great!
100

03/22/2016
My only disappointment was that it took over 3 weeks to see the doctor. [...]
100

01/17/2016
Great knowledgeable doctor.
100

01/12/2016
Not a single negative thought about this provider and his staff. My experiences have been excellent.
90

11/10/2015
Medical care is always excellent. [...]