R. Neil Van Leeuwen, MD


Dr. R. Neil Van Leeuwen is a board-certified specialist in otolaryngology — the medical term for what is commonly known as ENT (ear, nose and throat).

Dr. Van Leeuwen began his practice at Tanner Clinic in 2007 after separating from the U.S. Air Force, where he most recently served as Surgical Specialties Flight Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Van Leeuwen, a native of Salt Lake City, graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine, following undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He completed his residency in general surgery and otolaryngology at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, where he served as chief resident in otolaryngology.

Dr. Van Leeuwen’s professional experience includes a variety of leadership roles. He was the Surgical Specialties Flight Commander and Chief of Otolaryngology Element at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, as well as Chief of Otolaryngology at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

He also served for four years as assistant professor of surgery at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, part of the Uniformed Services University of Health Science, as well as assistant clinical professor at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Van Leeuwen is the recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

The physician and his wife, Cathy, are the parents of six children. He is an accomplished reader and enjoys gardening and bicycling.