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Our mission is to provide outstanding, cutting-edge clinical care, research, and state-of-the-art training in Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

Ted H. Leem, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Clinical Office:

1635 N. Aurora Court, 6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045


Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1950
Fax: 303-724-1961

Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

Head and neck surgery, skull base surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, swallowing disorders, and rehabilitation after head and neck cancer surgery


Medical School

(2000-2004) MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO


(2004-2005) Internship, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

(2005-2009) Resident, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


(2009-2010) Fellow, Head and Neck Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

(2010) Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology

Leem, T and El-Sayed, I.  Transoral and transnasal approaches to the Spine.  In Ames, C (ed): Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors, 1st edition. In progress. 2012.

Leem, T and Eisele, DW.  Non-Neural Complications of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.  In Randolph, G.W. (ed): Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands, 2nd edition,  In progress. 2012.

Leem, T and Jafek, B.  Tinnitus.  In Jafek, B, Murrow, B (ed): ENT Secrets, 3rd edition.  Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Oct 2004.

Campisi, J, Leem, T, Greenwood, BN, Hansen, MK, Moraska, A, Higgins, K,  Smith, TP, Fleshner, M. Habitual physical activity facilitates stress-induced intracellular HSP72 induction in brain, peripheral and immune tissues in rats.  American Journal of Physiology 284: R520-530, 2003.

Campisi, J, Leem, T, Fleshner, M.  Stress-induced extracellular HSP72 is a functionally significant danger signal to the immune system.  Cell Stress & Chaperones, (2003) 8 (3), 272-286

Campisi, J, Leem, T, Fleshner, M.  Acute stress decreases inflammation at the site of infection: A role for nitric oxide. Physiology and Behavior 77: 291-299, 2002.

Fleshner, M, Campisi, J, Deak, T, Greenwood, BN, Kintzel, JA, Leem, T, Smith, TP, Sorensen, B.  Acute stressor exposure facilitates innate immunity more in physically active than in sedentary rats. American Journal of Physiology 282: R1680-6, 2002.