Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD

Jeffrey Leonard

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Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD, is chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children's and professor of neurological surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Leonard has authored more than 75 publications, presented invited talks nationally and internationally, held leadership positions in several major neurosurgical organizations, and been the recipient of several teaching awards. Most recently, in 2015, he published the book Chiari I Malformation with other leaders in the field. Dr. Leonard is internationally recognized for his dedication to improve treatment for childhood brain tumors and has received grant funding for this work in studying their genetic profiles. He has also performed innovative investigations in the field of pediatric head trauma.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 03/31/2014

Board Certifications
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/2003
Residency Washington University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/2002
Internship Washington University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1996
Medical School University of Washington Date Completed: 06/09/1995
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Pediatric Surgery
Jeffrey Leonard

Inside the Operating Room: Meet Dr. Jeffrey Leonard, Neurosurgery Chief

There's not much Dr. Leonard hasn't seen in the neurosurgery world. Take a peek inside the OR with him as he describes his motivations for doing this important work and what he looks forward to in the future of neurosurgery.