University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Bio for Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.
Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.

Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of Pathology
Professor of Pathology


Contact Information
E-mail: debra.leonard@vtmednet.org
Office Location:
FAHC, MP1-113A

Education

2002-2003    Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1988    M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

1987    Ph.D., Sackler Institute, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York, NY (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)

1976    B.A., Smith College, Northampton, MA (Biology)

Expertise

Molecular Pathology

Academic Interests

• National policy development for genomic medicine
• Translation of molecular mechanisms of disease into clinical molecular/genomic testing

Academic Appointments

2013–Present  Professor and Chair, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2013–Present  Physician Leader, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
2009–2012     Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Faculty Diversity in Medicine and Science, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
2005–2012     Director, Pathology Residency Training Program, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
2004-2013     Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
2004–2013     Vice Chair for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
2002–2004     Co-Director, Pathology Residency Training Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2000–2004     Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1996–2004     Director, Molecular Diagnosis and Genotyping Facility, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1996–2000     Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1992–1996     Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
1991–1992     Surgical Pathology Fellow, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
1990–1992     Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
1988–1991     Anatomic Pathology Resident, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Awards and Honors

2009             Leadership Award, Association of Molecular Pathology
2007             America’s Top Pathologists, Molecular Pathology
2001-2004    Member, John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine