Christopher W. Leesman, D.O.
Christopher W. Leesman, DO grew up in Rockford, IL and received his Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University while performing research in Parkinson’s disease and stroke as well as spending time as a teaching assistant. He went on to complete his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. During medical school, he enjoyed volunteering at free health clinics in the city of Chicago as well as acting as the school’s delegate to the American Medical Association. Upon completion of his degree, he subsequently spent time as a research fellow under the supervision of world-renowned otolaryngologist Michael Friedman, MD and co-authored several publications on obstructive sleep apnea and sinusitis.
Being drawn to the Northwest, Dr. Leesman relocated to Corvallis to complete his residency in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He has since successfully become board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
Dr. Leesman was drawn to osteopathic medicine for the holistic nature and the focus on wellness and prevention. He loves the opportunity to take care of the entire family, from newborns to the elderly, and cherishes the close relationship with his patients. Additional interests include pediatrics, osteopathic manipulation, sports injuries, skin procedures, vasectomies, and injections. Being the son of a teacher, he enjoys taking time to instruct family medicine residents and medical students regularly.
Away from work, Dr. Leesman enjoys lifting weights, running, cycling, soccer, mountaineering, backpacking and skiing.
Midwestern University / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2009
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon