Bruce Leff, MD

Dr. Bruce Leff is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the department of health policy and management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Leff is an internationally recognized leader and researcher in the development, evaluation and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, including the Hospital at Home, Guided Care, geriatric service line models and medical house call practices. In addition, his research interests extend to issues related to multi-morbidity, performance measurement and case-mix issues. He has a strong interest in health policy issues, is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow of the American Political Science Association, and has served on multiple technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

An award-winning teacher and mentor, Dr. Leff is involved in directing the basic Medicine Clerkship in the School of Medicine. He currently serves as president of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians as well as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.

As medical director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at the School of Medicine, Dr. Leff represents faculty, clinical staff and researchers at Johns Hopkins and serves as a liaison with the business development team. In this capacity, he serves as an advisor to the team for any academic issues and considerations in the ongoing development of projects and products.

Dr. Leff received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his M.D. from New York University in 1987. After residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins, he served as a medical officer in the US Army in Seoul, Korea, before joining the faculty in the Department of Medicine in 1994. He serves on the scientific advisory board of Amedysis (AMED) and the clinical systems innovation community for the West Health Institute.

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