Dr. David Leader, originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. Dr. Leader completed his Biology/Pre-medicine Studies at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Leader, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 1996.