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Department of Physiology


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Dr. John R. Leonard III, M.D.
Leonard, John  Professor
Department of Physiology
 
Phone: (252) 744-2762
Email: LeonardJ@ecu.edu


 
Education/Employment
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N. C. 1962-1966,
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1965
B.A. in Chemistry and English Literature

University of North Carolina School of Medicine 1966-1970
Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha in 1969
M.D. Degree 1970

Specialized Training:
North Carolina Memorial Hospital,
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Intern in Surgery: 1970 – 1971

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, N. C.
Resident in Neurological Surgery
July 1, 1971-June 30, 1975
Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery
July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976

Professional Experience:
Twenty-five years of clinical neurosurgical experience
Have performed over 1000 cranial and 5000 spinal operations
Extensive legal experience with over 250 legal depositions
Never sued for malpractice
Extensive administrative experience
Extensive public speaking experience
 
Academic Appointments
Associate Professor of Neurological surgery
Division of Neurosurgery
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, N. C.
1976-1995

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Division of Neurosurgery
East Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville. N. C.
1995-2002 Retired 2002

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Division of Neurological Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, N. C.
1982-2002
 
Military Service
U.S. Air Force Reserve
March 1971- January 1973

U.S. Air Force Retired Reserve
January 1973-June 1976
 
Honorary Societies
Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic Honorary Society
University of North Carolina 1963

Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary Society
University of North Carolina 1964

Alpha Omega-Alpha Medical Honorary Society
University of North Carolina
School of Medicine 1970
 
Honorary Awards
Whitaker Academic Scholarship
University of North Carolina 1962-1966

Morehead Fellowship in Medicine
University of North Carolina
School of Medicine 1966-1970
 
Professional Activities
Pitt County Medical Society

North Carolina Medical Society

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Board certified: 1979

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Association of Private Practice Physicians
Pitt County, North Carolina 1990-2002
Chairman: 1994-1995

President: Seaboard Medical Society
June, 2001-June, 2002
 
Recent History
Practiced clinical neurosurgery with Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, Greenville, N.C July 1, 1976 to December 31, 2001

Retired from clinical practice: December 31, 2001

January, 2002 – present:
Clinical Professor of Neuroscience
Division of Neuroscience
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville, N. C.

Also a member of the teaching faculty of the Departments of Ethics, Anatomy, and Family Medicine

Courses teaching: Medical Ethics I and II, Anatomy, Neuroscience, Doctoring I, Clinical Skills II, Summer Program For Future Doctors

Appointments/committees:
Member, Distinguished Advisory Committee to the Dean, Brody School of Medicine (BSOM), East Carolina University, Greenville, N. C. 2004-2007

Member, Search Committee for Chairman of Department of Emergency Medicine, BSOM, 2005