Leonid Zukin, MD is a board-certified and Harvard fellowship-trained cataract, refractive, and corneal surgeon. Originally from Belarus, Dr. Zukin immigrated to Denver in early childhood and considers himself a Colorado native.Dr. Zukin obtained early guaranteed admission to medical school after high school via the University of Colorado’s BS-MD Program, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Outstanding Undergraduate award as the top graduate from the College. He then matriculated to the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, the highest merit-based scholarship at the institution.
Dr. Zukin completed his residency training at the University of Southern California (USC), a perennially top rank ophthalmology program. With tireless dedication to his patients and superb clinical/surgical acumen, he was selected to serve as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology at the LAC+USC Medical Center, a level-one trauma center serving Los Angeles County with among the busiest eye clinics in the country.
He capped his training with a prestigious fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Under the tutelage of global leaders in ophthalmology, Dr. Zukin obtained expertise in complex cataract surgery, refractive surgery (including LASIK, PRK, SMILE, ICL), corneal cross-linking, and all forms of corneal transplant surgery (including DMEK, DSAEK, DWEK, PKP, DALK, and artificial cornea implantation).
Outside the clinic, you can find him road cycling in Denver, working to fix his slice on the golf course, hiking the trails in the Rocky Mountains, and playing classical piano. Dr. Zukin is also fluent in Russian.