Dr. John P. Leonard received the prestigious 2017 Miriam G. Wallach Award for Excellence in Humanistic Medical Care on October 19 at the NYP/WCM Physician of the Year Event. Recognizing extraordinary contributions to patient care, this award honors a physician who displays exceptional dedication in providing outstanding and compassionate patient-centered care and exemplifies altruistic and humanistic qualities.
Dr. John P. Leonard serves as the Interim Chairman of the Weill Department of Medicine. He is the department’s Vice Chair of Clinical Research, a role in which he is advancing the broad mission of the department as well as for the parent institutions of Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the Associate Dean of Clinical Research at WCMC and the Associate Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center. The Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Leonard is an innovative, internationally recognized clinical investigator in the field of hematological malignancies. He is a pioneer in the development of novel therapeutics in lymphoma, and is one of the leaders of the national lymphoma clinical trials effort as leader of the Lymphoma Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, which is part of the National Clinical Trials Network of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Leonard has spearheaded many innovative initiatives in the Weill Department of Medicine to facilitate cutting-edge patient-oriented research.