Mary Beth Leonard, MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Leonard is the Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. She is the Adalyn Jay Physician-In-Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Director of the Stanford Child Health Research Institute. Dr. Leonard’s research focuses on the detrimental effects of glucocorticoids, sarcopenia and inflammation on bone development in pediatric diseases, the long-term effects of childhood cancer on bone and muscle quality, the assessment of renal osteodystrophy using novel micro-imaging techniques, the effects of vitamin D deficiency on physical function and cardiovascular disease, and the evaluation of biomechanical interventions as anabolic bone therapies.