CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSMichael S. Leonard, M.D., M.S.(Pronouns: he/him/his)Contact InformationPhone NumbersAdministrative: (585) 273-5396Office: (585) 276-4113Fax: (585) 273-1118A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentNot Accepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 612Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsProfessor - Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Hospitalist (SMD) Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - JointPatient Care SettingPediatricsBiographyDr. 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. 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).Professional BackgroundDr. Leonard is the Chief Healthcare 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 clinical, workplace 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 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.ResearchDr. 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.CredentialsSpecialtiesPediatrics - American Board of PediatricsPediatric Hospital Medicine - American Board of PediatricsEducation1996MD | State University of NY at Buffalo School of MedicinePost-doctoral Training & Residency07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999Residency in Pediatrics at Women's & Children's Hospital of Buffalo07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997Internship in Pediatrics at Women's & Children's Hospital of BuffaloAwards2021Meliora Award on behalf of SMH Employee HealthSponsor: University of Rochester2019ICARE Silver StarLocation: University of Rochester Medical Center2019ICARE Bronze StarLocation: University of Rochester Medical Center2015Hospital Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient SafetySponsor: Hospital System or Hospital with 100 Beds or More2012 - 2013Patient and Family Centered Care, Top Performers AwardSponsor: University of Rochester Medical CenterLocation: Rochester, NY2012Board Service Excellence Team AwardSponsor: University of Rochester Medical CenterLocation: Rochester, NY2011 - 2012Patient and Family Centered Care AwardSponsor: University of Rochester Medical CenterLocation: Rochester, NY2011Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical ServicesSponsor: Department of PediatricsLocation: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY2010Certificate of AppreciationSponsor: Department of Family MedicineLocation: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY1994Dean's Letter of CommendationSponsor: School of Medicine and Biomedical SciencesLocation: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY1992Summa Cum LaudeSponsor: State University of New York at BuffaloLocation: Buffalo, NY1991Phi Beta Kappa1988 - 1992University Honors ScolarSponsor: State University of New York at BuffaloLocation: Buffalo, NYVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles6/22/2021Ramazani 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. 2021Bernstein 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. 12/2020Ramazani S, Bayer ND, Gottfried JA, Wagner J, Leonard MS, Lynn J, Schriefer J. "The Value of Family Advisors as Coleaders in Pediatric Quality Improvement Efforts: A Qualitative Theme Analysis." Journal of patient experience.. 2020 Dec 0; 7(6):1708-1714. Epub 2020 Jul 10. Books & Chapters2008 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, NYVIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Michael S. 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