Cindy Leissinger, MD

Professor of Medicine
Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (LCBCD)

Dr. Cindy A. Leissinger received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Tulane, a research fellowship in hematology at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and a clinical fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Tulane.

Dr. Leissinger is currently a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology at Tulane University. She serves as Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Division, and Director of the Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Leissinger has been a member of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society since its inception and has served the society in numerous leadership positions, recently concluding a term as the society’s president.

In addition to caring for patients with coagulation disorders, Dr. Leissinger oversees an active research program that receives funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as numerous other federal and industry sources. She participates in several clinical research groups and has been an active investigator for many research studies related to bleeding disorders, with a particular interest in Factor VIII inhibitor development and management.