Dr. Leonard Zwelling
Dr. Zwelling is a board-certified internist and medical oncologist. He was trained at Duke University, Duke Medical School and Duke Hospital after which he completed his oncology training at the National Cancer Institute. He started his research career at NCI and in 1984 moved to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. He returned to business school at the University of Houston, graduating in 1993. He then gravitated to research administration.
He became the Vice President for Research Administration at MD Anderson until 2007. He then was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow serving on the staff of the US Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions before returning to MD Anderson.
He left Anderson in 2013 and spent 9 months as an executive at Legacy Community Health, a federally-qualified health clinic in Houston, before retiring to write full time in 2014.
His blog continues to raise the consciousness of friends and family, the engaging debate centered on the political impact on healthcare and welfare issues. He has published over 200 research and opinion articles for major medical journals as well as for the lay press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and the Austin-American Statesman.
He continues to lecture on health policy.