University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Bio for Edward Leib, M.D.
Edward Leib, M.D.

Edward Leib, M.D.

Professor Emeritus (Rheumatology)
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Unit
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, East Pavilion, Level 5 - ACC, Burlington, VT 05401


1964-1967 University of Michigan
1967-1971 University of Michigan, M.D.
Postgraduate Training
1971-1972 Internship, Wadsworth VA Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1972-1973 Medicine Residency, The Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
1973-1974 Medicine Residency, Wadsworth VA Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1976-1978 Fellowship, Rheumatology, University of California at Los Angeles

Academic Interests

Edward S. Leib, M.D.'s major subject of research is osteoporosis.  Presently his team are reviewing data from The Osteoporosis Center's 17,000 patient database.  Abstracts from this research have been presented at major national and international meetings.  Dr. Leib is a founding member and former Executive Committee member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)  and has served as chair of the Education Council, Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Publications Committee.  He has chaired the two Position Development Conferences of that organization and has been awarded the Paul Miller award for outstanding service, the highest award presented by the ISCD.

Academic Appointments

1979-1984 Clinical Instructor, University of Vermont
1984-1988 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
1988-1994 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont
1994-present Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont

Awards and Honors

2009 Paul Miller award for service from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), the highest award presented by the ISCD
1999 Vermont Dietetic Association Pyramid Award
1984, ‘82, ‘79 Teacher of the Year Award Department of Medicine, The University of Vermont
1978 Southern California Rheumatism Society, Research Competition - Third Prize
1977 Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship


Kung AW, Wu CH, Itabashi A, Lee JK, Park HM, Zhao Y, Chan WP, Kendler DL, Leib ES, Lewiecki EM, Bilezikian JP, Baim S; Asia Pacific Panel of ISCD.International Society for Clinical Densitometry Official Positions: Asia-Pacific Region Consensus. J Clin Densitom. 13(4):336-51, 2010.

Osteoporos Int. 21(10):1681-3, 2010

Simonelli C, Adler RA, Blake GM, Caudill JP, Khan A, Leib E, Maricic M, Prior JC, Eis SR, Rosen C, Kendler DL. Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Technical Issues: The 2007 ISCD Official Positions. J Clin Densitom. 11(1):109-22, 2008.

Binkley N, Bilezikian JP, Kendler DL, Leib ES, Lewiecki EM, Petak SM. Summary of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry 2005 Position Development Conference. J Bone Miner Res. 22(5):643-5, 2007.

Leib ES, Binkley N, Bilezikian JP, Kendler DL, Lewiecki EM, Petak SM. Position Development Conference of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.  Vancouver, BC, July 15-17, 2005. J Rheumatol. 33(11):2319-21, 2006.

For the latest publications by Dr. Leib, please visit PubMed

Professional Positions

1990- Director, The Osteoporosis Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT Certified Clinical Densitometrist, 1998.