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Susan Jones Leath, M.D.


Serving Tennessee and Kentucky


Susan Jones Leath, M.D.Dr. Susan Jones Leath serves as the WMS Supervisor for the 13th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church (South Africa). She travels to South Africa at least twice a year.

Her interests are to encourage, promote and discuss health issues. The spiritual basis for her concern is 1 Corinthians 6:19, "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?" She is quite concerned about preventive health issues within the community of faith.

In the 19th Episcopal District, Dr. Leath advocates for better housing and has continued to support funding for Hope Village, a community being constructed to provide access to adequate housing for individuals with limited resources.

Dr. Leath is a graduate of Yale University and The Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is the wife of Jeffrey Leath, the 128th elected and consecrated bishop of The A.M.E. Church. She is the mother of the Reverend Jennifer Leath, who has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and is currently a doctoral student of religion at Yale University; Victoria Leath, who graduated in May 2011 from the University of Vermont with a baccalaureate degree in middle school science education; and, Jeffrey N. Leath, II, who is pursuing a masters degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan.

Her husband spends most of the year in South Africa fulfilling the responsibilities of leading a district with about 215 pastoral appointments. When she is not in South Africa, Dr. Leath maintains an active practice of family medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This practice has the highest level of quality standard under the NCQA (National Committee on Quality Assurance) guidelines. She also maintains her fellowship with Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church of Philadelphia, where she leads a women's church school class each Sunday.


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