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John Leppert

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Urologic Oncology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (2010 - present)
  • Cancer Liason Physician, Commission on Cancer - VA Palo Alto Health Care System (2010 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Career Development Award (K23), The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (2010 - 2015)
  • Developmental Cancer Research Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2011 - 2013)
  • Faculty Mentor Award, Stanford Biodesign Program (2012)

Professional Education

MS: Stanford University School of Medicine, Epidemiology (2013)
Fellowship: UCLA, Minimally Invasive Surgery / Endourology (2008)
Residency: UCLA, Urology (2007)
Internship: UCLA, Surgery (2002)
MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Honors Program Medical Education (2001)
BA: Northwestern University, Biology (1996)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our research aims to improve the global quality of care for patients with Urologic cancer with a particular focus on kidney cancer. We are evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. We are investigating nano-proteomic and novel assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. We are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.






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