Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, and Physician-in-Chief of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
The Donald W. Seldin Award was established to recognize excellence in clinical nephrology in the tradition of one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field, Dr. Donald W. Seldin.
Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE is the Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, and Physician-in-Chief of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Leonard received her MD degree from Stanford University and subsequently completed her pediatrics residency and nephrology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leonard was appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University in 2016.
Dr. Leonard has devoted the majority of her effort to clinical and translational research and mentoring junior physician scientists. Her multidisciplinary research program is primarily focused on the impact of CKD on skeletal development, body composition, bone strength, and physical function. She was the PI of six NIH R01 grants and has served as the mentor on numerous NIH K-and F- awards. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers.
Dr. Leonard served as a member of the NKF KDOQI Bone Disease Pediatric Working Group, the NKF Scientific Advisory Board, and the NKF CKD in Children Working Group. She also served as Co-Chair of the KDIGO CKD-MBD Committee and as President of the American Pediatric Society.