Dr. Keith Leaphart

Emily F. Pollard
Prema Katari Gupta

Dr. Keith Leaphart, a native of Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, has passionately dedicated more than 15 years to social service through his achievements as a physician, entrepreneur and philanthropic leader.

I n 2016, Dr. Leaphart established Wallsome, an innovative design firm, specializing in creative wall graphics. Seven years ago, Dr. Leaphart also assumed leadership of Replica Creative, a print shop located in the Center City area of Philadelphia and in 2013, as president and CEO, he leveraged the company’s more than 35 years of business experience with his collaborative leadership style to launch the Creative Café @ Replica in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, the first café hybrid of its kind in the country.

Prior to Dr. Leaphart’s transition to a physician entrepreneur, his commitment to service led him to work as a “long-term” substitute in the School District of Philadelphia at George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science.

He completed his undergraduate work at Hampton University; earning a BS in Biology. While working towards a dual DO/MBA degree, he served as an administrative intern at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. During this time, he established two independent businesses, while earning his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a business degree from Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Leaphart completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Since 2005, he has practiced medicine at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Leaphart serves on the boards of the Lenfest Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Greater Philadelphia Traditions, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, Philanthropy Network, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Philadelphia Media Network, The Philadelphia Award, The Science Center and The Lenfest Scholars Foundation. He is also a 2013 recipient of the Vision for Philadelphia Award.