2018 Annual Gala

Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Avenue
New York, NY
6:30 PM Cocktail Reception | 7:30 PM Dinner & Evening Program


John P. Leonard, MD
The Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Director, Joint Clinical Trials Office, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital
Member, LRF Board of Directors
Member and Past Chair, LRF Scientific Advisory Board
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

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 also serves as attending physician at the New York – Weill Cornell Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Leonard is Executive Vice Chairman of the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Meyer Cancer Center. During his term as Chair of the SAB, Dr. Leonard oversaw the creation of the Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP), a mentoring and training program for early-career lymphoma researchers, and provided instrumental support in the creation of the Adolescent/Young Adult Lymphoma Initiative (AYAI), including the launch of the AYA Lymphoma Cooperative Group Correlative Grant, which awarded its first research grant in early 2015. He remains on the SAB as a general member, and continues to participate in a variety of patient education programs as well as serve as Visiting Faculty for the LCRMP. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Leonard joined LRF’s Board of Directors.

An expert in hematology and oncology, 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 the Journal of Clinical Oncology, leading international journals in these fields. He is the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma working group leader for the Lymphoma Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), a multicenter cooperative group of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Leonard has served as an elected member of the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty board for Hematology, and he has also been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation.  In 2017 he received the Miriam G. Wallach Award for Excellence in Humanistic Medical Care from New York Presbyterian Hospital.

John P. Leonard, MD Full Bio

Corporate Leadership Award Recipient