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Michael S. Leonard, M.D., M.S.

(Pronouns: he/him/his)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-5396

Office: (585) 276-4113

Fax: (585) 273-1118

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Leonard is a board-certified pediatric hospitalist. His clinical focus is providing and coordinating comprehensive, family-centered pediatric care in the inpatient setting, particularly to infants and young children. He welcomes, supports and affirms patients and their loved ones of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Professional Background

Dr. Leonard is the Chief Safety Officer for the University of Rochester Medical Center as well as the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice President for Healthcare Safety. He oversees patient, employee and psychological safety efforts across the organization, working with teams of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, clinical staff, administrators, patients, families and others to create an optimal care environment. Dr. Leonard holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology. He is certified as a professional in patient safety (CPPS) and as a medical review officer (MRO).

Dr. Leonard is a member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Patient Safety Test Material Development Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He also serves as the current American Academy of Pediatrics liaison to the Joint Commission.

Research

Dr. Leonard's research interests are in the area of Improvement Science. Specifically, he focuses on developing and evaluating strategies to (1) reduce the risk of medical errors and adverse events, (2) improve the quality of patient care, and (3) integrate interprofessional improvement science education for faculty, clinical staff, trainees and students.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1996
MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Pediatrics at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo-GME

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Pediatrics at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo-GME

Awards

2021
Meliora Award on behalf of SMH Employee Health
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2020
ICARE Bronze Star
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2019
ICARE Silver Star
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2019
ICARE Bronze Star
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2015
Hospital Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety
Sponsor: Hospital System or Hospital with 100 Beds or More

2012 - 2013
Patient and Family Centered Care, Top Performers Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2012
Board Service Excellence Team Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2011 - 2012
Patient and Family Centered Care Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Services
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2010
Certificate of Appreciation
Sponsor: Department of Family Medicine
Location: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

1994
Dean's Letter of Commendation
Sponsor: School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Location: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

1992
Summa Cum Laude
Sponsor: State University of New York at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY

1991
Phi Beta Kappa

1988 - 1992
University Honors Scolar
Sponsor: State University of New York at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/1/2022
Ettinger NA, Hill VL, Russ CM, Rakoczy KJ, Fallat ME, Wright TN, Choong K, Agus MSD, Hsu B, , Mack E, Day S, Lowrie L, Siegel L, Srinivasan V, Gadepalli S, Hirshberg EL, Kissoon N, October T, Tamburro RF, Rotta A, Tellez S, Rauch DA, Ernst K, Vinocur C, Lam VT, Romito B, Hanson N, Gigli KH, Mauro M, Leonard MS, Alexander SN, Davidoff A, Besner GE, Browne M, Downard CD, Gow KW, Islam S, Saunders Walsh D, Williams RF, Thorne V. "Guidance for Structuring a Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit." Pediatrics.. 2022 May 1; 149(5)

6/22/2021
Ramazani SN, Gottfried JA, Kaissi M, Lynn J, Leonard MS, Schriefer J, Bayer ND, . "Improving the Timing of Laboratory Studies in Hospitalized Children: A Quality Improvement Study." Hospital pediatrics.. 2021 Jun 22; Epub 2021 Jun 22.

2021
Bernstein DN, Leonard MS, Hasselberg MJ, Apostolakos MJ, Baumhauer JF. "It Took a Global Pandemic to Demonstrate the Value of Using Technology to Routinely Collect and Use Patient-Reported Outcomes." Journal of patient experience.. 2021 8:23743735211054934. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

Books & Chapters

2008
Chapter Title: Application of a systems approach to pediatric medication safety
Book Title: Complications in pediatric surgery: an individual and systems approach
Author List: Leonard, MS
Edited By: MG Caty & PL Glick (Eds.)
Published By: Marcel Dekker 2008 in New York, NY

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