Khristinn Leitch

Adjunct Instructor in Management

Khristinn Leitch


The Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch is the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Children’s Hospital and a Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Business. Her current pediatric orthopedic practice focuses on pediatric trauma and lower extremity reconstruction. At the Ole Miss Business School, she is the lead professor for the new Health Innovation Program and teaches in Health Systems Management. Dr. Leitch was the Member of Parliament for Simcoe—Grey in the Canadian Parliament from 2011 to 2019. From 2013 – 2015 she served as the Minister of Labor and Minister of Status of Women, as well as serving on the Treasury Board and Economic Committees of Cabinet within the Government of Canada.

Dr. Leitch earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1994 and her MBA from Dalhousie University in 1998. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto and Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/University of Southern California in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

In addition to her work as a surgeon and a professor, Dr. Leitch is a current Board member of the Dream Office REIT, she is also the former Chair of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. She has served on the boards of the National Research Council of Canada, Genome Canada, the YMCA (GTA), CANFAR, and is the Founder of The Sandbox Project: a Canadian charity aimed at improving child and youth health in Canada. Dr. Leitch was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work in both medicine and business in 2005. In 2010, she received the Order of Ontario for her work advocating for children and youth.

Courses Taught


DM Medicine, University of Toronto (1994)