John P. LeonardProfessor | New York, New York
John P Leonard, MD, is the Richard T Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is Vice Chairman for Clinical Research of the Department of Medicine and Associate Director of the Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also serves as Attending Physician, Chief of the Lymphoma Service and Director of the Joint Clinical Trials Office in New York City. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, and completed his residency in medicine at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr Leonard completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Cornell, and served as chief medical resident at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. His primary research interest is in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of lymphoma and related hematologic malignancies. Much of his work has involved the development of novel therapies for lymphoma, including monoclonal antibodies, other immune-based treatments, targeted agents, and other innovative approaches.
Dr Leonard’s research has been published in numerous medical journals, and he has served as a member of the editorial boards of Blood and Journal of Clinical Oncology, leading international journals in these fields. He is Chair of the Lymphoma Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a multicenter cooperative group and key component of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. Dr Leonard is an elected member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Society of Clinical Investigation.