Jim Leng, MD

Jim Leng, MD
Resident, Radiation Oncology, Class of 2025

Pomona College

Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

What are the strengths of Duke’s residency program?
Strong, supportive group of co-residents. High volumes for treatment planning. Attentive PD and PC. Excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with other eminent departments at Duke. The rigorous clinical training prepares residents well for the transition to independent practice, teaching the skills needed for any career path that you might pursue.

Clinical and research interests?
Global oncology, palliative care, genomic and imaging biomarkers of cancer treatment and surveillance, especially in the management of brain metastases.


What advice do you have for incoming residents?
Surround yourself with people that inspire you. Find your support systems and don’t be afraid to lean on them for help.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?
Backpacking, hiking (up next: Kilimanjaro), biking, spending quality time with my partner and our two cats. We’ve really enjoyed the abundance of good restaurants, green spaces, farmers’ markets and local performances in the area!