John E. Leavens, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Joins Saint Francis

 John E Leavens MDSpecialist in Emergency Medicine 

(Hartford, Conn. August 7, 2013) – John E. Leavens, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., of Avon, a specialist in emergency medicine, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. 

Dr. Leavens received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the SUNY Stony Brook Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Leavens is board certified in emergency medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Leavens is also a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Leavens is an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY; Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY.  Dr. Leavens will be an active part of the teaching faculty with the newly-expanded emergency medicine residency program at Saint Francis, a joint venture with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. 

Dr. Leavens has authored numerous research papers in emergency medicine. 

At Saint Francis, Dr. Leavens is practicing as a member of the Saint Francis Medical Group. 

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit