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Department of Internal Medicine

James C. Leek, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Dr. Leek has a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders affecting musicians, dancers and other performing artists. He has been a member of the California Arthritis Foundation Council; Medical and Scientific Committee of the Arthritis Foundation's Northeastern California Division; Scleroderma Society of Sacramento Medical Advisory Board; and Performing Arts Medicine Association Research Committee. He is the lead editor of Principles of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Musculoskeletal Diseases. Leek has conducted wide-ranging rheumatology research, and published more than two dozen articles on septic arthritis, Still's disease, gout and pseudogout, systemic lupus erythematous, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and tenosynovitis.


Clinical Professor


Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine


Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)
2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Phone: 916-783-7109

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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1971
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1967

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1974
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1980

Professional Memberships:

American College of Rheumatology

Select Recent Publications:

Kellerman PS, Leek JC. Renal thrombotic microangiopathy mimicking active SLE nephritis. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 1994;9:1482-1485

Pollet SM, Vogt PJ, Leek JC. Serious peritonitis in Adult Still's Syndrome. Journal of Rheumatology 1990;17:98-101

Leek JC, Keen CL, Vogler JB, et al. Long-term marginal zinc deprivation in Rhesus monkeys. IV: Effects on skeletal growth and mineralization. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1988;47:889-895

Pollet SM, Leek JC. Tenosynovitis in meningococcemia. Arthritis and Rheumatism 1987;30:232-233

Frocht A, Leek JC, Robbins DL. Gout and hyperuricemia in systemic Lupus erythematous. British Journal of Rheumatology 1987;26:303-308

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