Health Quest welcomes Director of Medical Oncology

By Westfair Online

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James Leonardo is the newest addition to the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, joining the center 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.

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