Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Room C5121 – 409 Tache Avenue
St-Boniface General Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6
Dr. William Leslie has 500 peer-reviewed publications.
His major research interests are in fracture risk assessment, osteoporosis testing and other nuclear diagnostic techniques.
He is founding director of the Manitoba Bone Mineral Density (BMD) program. This program is unique in Canada and internationally in its approach to service delivery.
The province-wide database includes all clinical dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) services performed since January 1990 (currently over 170,000 sets of results linked to clinical outcomes through the population-based Manitoba Centre for Health Policy data repository).
The program database has resulted well over 150 publications.
Dr. Leslie is a professor of medicine and radiology at UM.
He is past president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, past chair of the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council, co-led the “2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Osteoporosis,” director of the Manitoba Bone Density Program and co-director of the Winnipeg PET Imaging Centre.
He currently serves on the committee of scientific advisors, International Osteoporosis Foundation and editorial boards for Osteoporosis International and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry.