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Dr. Christopher Leggett

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Cardiologist
Healthcare Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Itay
Favorite Quote:
I Belong Everywhere I Go Because My Best Friend, Jesus Christ Owns The World.

Birthplace

Born:
11/8/1960
Birth Location:
Cleveland, Ohio

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Cardiologist
Healthcare Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Itay
Favorite Quote:
I Belong Everywhere I Go Because My Best Friend, Jesus Christ Owns The World.

Birthplace

Born:
11/8/1960
Birth Location:
Cleveland
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Biography

Clinical interventional cardiologist Dr. Christopher J.W.B. Leggett was born on November 8, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, the tenth of eleven children to Willie and Ethel Leggett. At thirteen years of age, Leggett was awarded a three year academic scholarship by the A Better Chance organization to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. After his high school graduation, Leggett received a four year scholarship to attend Princeton University. While attending Princeton, Leggett was a campus leader and member of the Princeton University basketball team. In 1982, Leggett graduated from Princeton University with his B.A. degree in sociology.

In 1982, after attending the University of Cincinnati’s School of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, Leggett attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his M.D. degree. At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Leggett was also chairman of the Student National Medical Association. In 1986, Leggett interned in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; after completing his residency at Johns Hopkins in 1989, Leggett completed his cardiology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1992, Leggett became a physician at the Cardiovascular Laboratory in the Veterans Administration Hospital at the Emory University School of Medicine in Decatur, Georgia. In 1993, Leggett became an interventional cardiology fellow in the Department of Cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. During his fellowship, Leggett was under the tutelage of world leader and pioneer, Dr. Gary S. Roubin.

In 2002, Leggett was appointed by the United States Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Practicing Physician Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. for a four year term. In 2002, a Georgia State Senate Resolution honored Leggett for his contributions to society; in May of that same year, Leggett was the recipient of the President’s Award at Oakwood College for being an exemplary role model for Alumni. Leggett is the Director of Cardiology at Medical Associates of North Georgia and practices medicine at Northside Hospital – Cherokee in Canton, Georgia; St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia; and Gwinnett Health System in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Christopher Leggett was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 11, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Christopher Leggett's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett lists his mother's siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his father's discipline
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his father's occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his parents' relationship
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his likeness to his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls the aftermath of his father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his mother's strength
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett lists his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his brother, Robert Leggett
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers a lesson from his brother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his early work experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about his early academic success
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his peers at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remember a classmate at Harry E. Davis Junior High School in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his community in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his childhood activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his early aspirations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his admittance to the Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his parents' attitudes about race
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his arrival at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers John F. Kennedy, Jr., pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls the rigorous coursework at the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his friends at the Phillips Academy Andover, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about his strength as a math student
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his exposure to white culture at the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his teachers at the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his friends at the Phillips Academy Andover, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his college aspirations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Christopher Leggett's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about the Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his project on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the A Better Chance program
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls befriending his peers at the Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his activities at the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the campus of the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers John F. Kennedy, Jr., pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls playing basketball at the Phillips Academy Andover
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to attend Princeton University
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his transition to Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his summer work experiences
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his religious life at the Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his coursework at Princeton University
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to pursue medicine
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls playing basketball for Princeton University
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to attend the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his mentors at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers attending the University of Cincinnati
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers meeting his wife
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the challenges of his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his influences at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his experiences as a medical resident
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his wife's career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers the mentorship of Dr. Benjamin Carson, Sr.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes a lesson from Dr. Levi Watkins
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his experiences of discrimination at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his philosophy of mentorship
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers a lesson from his wife
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to specialize in cardiology
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to accept a fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the field of interventional cardiology
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes the cause and treatment of a heart attack
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about the advancements in interventional cardiology, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his training under Gary Roubin
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about the advancements in interventional cardiology, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 11 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers Gary Roubin
  • Tape: 8 Story: 12 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to join the Medical Associates of North Georgia in Canton, Georgia
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his decision to join the Medical Associates of North Georgia
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls treating a heart attack in a pregnant patient
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Dr. Christopher Leggett lists the hospitals where he worked
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Dr. Christopher Leggett recalls his appointment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his organizational involvement
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Dr. Christopher Leggett talks about his hobbies
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes his children
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Dr. Christopher Leggett reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 9 Story: 9 - Dr. Christopher Leggett remembers his mother's lessons
  • Tape: 9 Story: 10 - Dr. Christopher Leggett describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 9 Story: 11 - Dr. Christopher Leggett reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 9 Story: 12 - Dr. Christopher Leggett reflects upon his wife's influence
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Dr. Christopher Leggett narrates his photographs