Rick Leung, PA
Rick is one of two Senior Physician Assistants (PAs) for the Och Spine Hospital. Together with Kristen Stride, she supervises a team of PAs that are responsible for the care of all patients at the Och Spine Hospital. In addition to their supervisory role for the PA team, they also assist Dr. Lenke in the operating room.
As a whole, the PA team cares for all patients on the spine service from admission to discharge, coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to manage the comprehensive medical care of each individual patient. The PA team is in the hospital 24/7, 365 days a year, ensuring that every patient receives the highest level of consistent care throughout their recovery while in the hospital.
Rick has been working with Dr. Lenke at the Och Spine Hospital since its inception in 2015 after obtaining his Master’s degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. He has also worked concurrently in both surgical and neurological intensive care units during his career as a PA.
“Working with Dr. Lenke is truly a pleasure. I don’t think it’s possible to find a more brilliant, capable, and well-renowned, yet truly kind and humble surgeon. He consistently puts every patient first and is able to put patients at ease with his vast experience.”