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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
    115 Ratings
    About our process
    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
    Very good experience.
    Mar 03, 2022
    Excellent 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.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr. Witt is very thorough and concerned.
    Dec 28, 2021
    Dr Witt is a gem!! Best doctor ever.
    Dec 11, 2021
    Dr. Witt is always professional communicative & friendly. She explains everything in detail.
    Nov 30, 2021
    Dr Witt is a very caring knowledgeable doctor.
    Nov 19, 2021
    She's a gem!
    Nov 04, 2021
    Dr. Witt is a very thorough and empathetic provider.
    Oct 26, 2021
    Dr Witt has consistently demonstrated respect for my concerns and questions. She is an excellent listenerExtremely well informed about my health status and her specialty - lung disease. I gain more and more insight into what is happening within my body and how to approach treatment.
    Oct 21, 2021
    Always great to work with this provider
    Oct 13, 2021
    Dr. Witt seems to genuinely care about me and has helpful suggestions.
    Sep 01, 2021
    Excellent experience.
    Aug 28, 2021
    Best PCP I have ever had.