Health Quest welcomes new Director of Medical Oncology

Posted: 11/6/2015

Dr. James Leonardo is the newest addition to the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

He joined Health Quest as the director of medical oncology and as a clinical medical oncologist.

“Our goal is to create an environment where a patient can receive the perspective of multiple experts within one visit to expedite their care,” Leonardo said. “I’m excited to ensure that patients are getting state-of-the-art care according to national guidelines and to make patients the main focus of everyone within the cancer program.”

Leonardo also serves as a clinical associate professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to joining Health Quest, he held the role of division chief for Hematology and Oncology at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

Leonardo received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor of philosophy degrees focusing on biology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

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