Nicolae Leca M.D.

Nicolae Leca M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Nephrology (Kidney Care), Transplant Surgery


Kidney Care and Transplant Services


English, Romanian


Kidney Care & Transplantation Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.3882|Map It 

Transplant Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 877.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Leca is a UW Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology.

Dr. Leca is the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the University of Washington Medical Center. He currently chair’s the Renal Accreditation Committee of the American Society of Transplant Society and American Society of Nephrology and also serves on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), Kidney Transplantation Committee.

He earned his medical degree in Bucharest, Romania, followed by a medicine residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Leca also completed two fellowships in nephrology and transplantation at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Research education includes a Certificate in clinical research methods from the School of Public Health at University of Washington.

Patient Care Philosophy

Helping the kidney and pancreas transplant programs at UW Medical Center become the leading resource for patients and physicians seeking excellence in research, education, and diagnosis through a multidisciplinary treatment approach to transplantation. 

Dedicated to supporting patients throughout their entire transplant journey to ensure the best outcomes possible.

Clinical Interests

Long-term post-transplant follow-up; post-transplant bone disease

Scope of Care


  • Kidney Care (Nephrology), kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Long-term follow-up of kidney transplantation
  • post-transplant bone disease, conditions related to transplantation

Research Interests

Dr. Leca has been involved in kidney research and published numerous articles with associated presentations and national conferences. He has conducted multiple clinical research studies.  Particular research interests include: outcome research, BK virus and kidney disease and HLA sensitization and antibody-mediated rejection after transplantation.


Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie (Carol Davila)Medical education1996
Mount Sinai BronxInternshipMedicine
Mount Sinai BronxResidencyMedicine
State University of New York at BuffaloFellowshipNephrology
State University of New York at BuffaloFellowshipKidney and Pancreas Transplantation


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineNephrology2004
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2002
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