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J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP

Representing the American Cancer Society

Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld currently serves as deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society in the society’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta, GA. He joined the society in 2001 as a medical editor, and in 2002 assumed responsibility for managing the society’s newly created Cancer Control Science Department. In 2014, Dr. Lichtenfeld assumed his current role in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer where he provides extensive support to a number of Society activities. A frequent spokesperson in the media on behalf of the American Cancer Society, Dr. Lichtenfeld has also since 2005 written a widely read blog focused on topics related to cancer.

He is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, and practiced for more than 19 years. He has also been engaged in health care policy on a local, state, and national level for most of his professional career. Dr. Lichtenfeld is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia and completed his postgraduate training at Temple University Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha—the national honor medical society—and has received several awards including designation as a Master in the American College of Physicians in recognition of his professional accomplishments. Dr. Lichtenfeld currently resides with his wife and family in Thomasville and Atlanta, GA.