Luci K. Leykum, M.D., MBA, M.S., serves as the executive associate chair of the Department of Medicine. She is also the center lead and principal investigator for the Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs through the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
Leykum completed medical school at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and her residency training in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. She earned her MBA at Columbia University and her M.S. in clinical investigation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Prior to joining Dell Medl, Leykum served as the chief of general and hospital medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Her other administrative roles at UT Health San Antonio included assistant chair for clinical services and quality and associate dean for clinical affairs.
Leykum’s research uses the framework of complexity science to understand and improve clinical systems. Her work focuses on improving relationships and sensemaking among clinicians, patients, families and caregivers. She is a senior deputy editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine and a deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Leykum is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, for which she served on the council and as co-chair of the Academic Hospitalist Task Force. She is also a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, for which she served as chair of the research committee.