Biography & Education

Biography

To Claudia Leonard, M.D., an important part of taking good care of her patients is encouraging them to take good care of themselves. “I strive to teach patients about their health or illness, and to involve them in making good decisions about their care,” she says. She also emphasizes the importance of treating each patient with respect and concern.

A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Leonard completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Before joining the Department of Medicine faculty practice, she worked as the chief medical officer and sole physician for a 45-bed hospital in Kenya. She is board-certified in internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Leonard enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband and their three children.

Academic Appointments
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Interests
International medicine
Women's health
Evidence-based medicine

National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Chair, Oregon ACP Planning Committee
  • Chair, Health Volunteers Overseas Internal Medicine Board
  • Lead reviewer for UpToDate
Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Undergraduate: Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Beth Israel Hospital

Languages
  • French

Care Locations

9205 SW Barnes Rd., Suite MT-2800
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-2621
Fax 503-216-7488

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts