Cindy Leissinger, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Pathology Chief

Section of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Hematology Appointment: 504-988-5433
Office Address
Sickle Cell Appointment: 504-988-5413
Cindy Leissinger, MD


Academic Office: 504-988-5482

Cindy A. Leissinger, MD received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 the 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 and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Dr. Leissinger has been a member of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society since its inception and has served the society in numerous leadership positions.

In addition to caring for patients with coagulation disorders, Dr. Leissinger cares for the adult sickle cell patients at the Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana.  And she oversees an active research program that receives funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as numerous other federal and industry sources.


To view Dr. Leissinger's publications, visit PubMed.