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Leah Witt


Geriatrician and pulmonologist
Yogi and podcast lover

Dr. Leah Witt is a geriatrician – a specialist in health concerns related to aging – who provides care for geriatric patients in both the clinic and hospital, including advance care planning. She is also a pulmonologist, a specialist in lung disorders. She cares for patients with interstitial lung disease, a condition that causes scarring of lung tissue, as well as other conditions affecting lung function.

Witt earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine as well as clinical and research fellowships in pulmonary medicine at the University of Chicago, where she studied interstitial lung disease. She then completed a fellowship in geriatrics at UCSF. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society and American Geriatrics Society.

In her free time, Witt enjoys running, urban hiking, yoga and baking. She is also a podcast fan, producing her own episodes and co-hosting a series on women in medicine for "The Curbsiders," a podcast that focuses on internal medicine.

  • Education

    University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    University of Chicago, Pulmonary Medicine, 2017

    UCSF, Geriatrics, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant professor

I'm passionate about developing relationships with patients and working collaboratively to identify ways to optimize their quality of life.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    86 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 18, 2023
    Dr Witt was well prepared friendly kind and authoritative.
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr. Witt is kind engaged compassionate and an excellent doctor and communicator. I am so fortunate to be under her umbrella of care thank you!
    Oct 05, 2023
    Very impressed with Dr Witt
    Sep 27, 2023
    She was very patient and made me feel I was the only patient there. She mentioned additional help that insurance may cover and is checking for me. Very satisfied
    Aug 18, 2023
    She is knowledgeable aware of my health status personable and inclusive. She is great to work with.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr Witt is an excellent care provider.
    May 19, 2023
    I am not able to use the portal!
    May 12, 2023
    This doctor is one of the best.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr. Witt is an excellent physician who listens well to the patient and involves the patient in care decisions.
    Apr 24, 2023
    Oct 18, 2022
    Excellent Doctor
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr Witt treated me like a person .
    Apr 05, 2022
    Lots of followup actions. Have to make new appointments for action elsewhere
    Mar 03, 2022
    Excellent experience.
    Mar 03, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Mar 01, 2022
    I will miss Dr. Witt very much since she has been promoted & will be leaving.
    Feb 04, 2022
    Dr. Witt gave me clear recommendations for my care - i.e. having an MRI.