Leonard G. Feld is a senior healthcare executive for the past twenty-five years for four health systems in New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida. He has worked to open two children’s hospitals and set strategy to drive healthcare outcomes by designing and implementing changes throughout medical/surgical service lines.
Dr. Feld was recruited to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to be the first president of the new physician organization, Pediatric Specialists of America. In this role, he worked to recruit medical and surgical specialists to provide care throughout South Florida. The position required working on regional strategy and growth, marketing, telemedicine programs, information systems, operational efficiency and establishing quality of care outcomes for each discipline.
Prior to moving to Miami, Dr. Feld was the Senior Medical Director and Senior Academic Chairman for Pediatrics for the Levine Children’s Hospital and Carolinas Healthcare System (now Atrium Health). He was the first Chief Medical Officer for the new Levine Children’s Hospital. Over his nine years, he recruited over 100 physicians and assisted in achieving US News and World Report ranking for the Levine Children’s Hospital and aligning the physician strategy for the pediatric enterprise. Dr. Feld established the Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence which was the first physician and hospital based program for improving the quality and safety of children. The work with residents on quality received recognition by the Children’s Hospital Association in 2015. A significant part of his work at Carolinas was to reduce health care costs, improve access to care/patient experience and reach the highest quality outcomes. He also implemented the first pediatric telemedicine program for hospital medicine, critical care and neonatology. Dr. Feld was also involved in implementing the electronic health record system for pediatrics.
Dr. Feld joined the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey in 1997 as the first system chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief. In addition to recruiting nearly 100 physicians, his main focus was leading the design and building of the Goryeb Children’s Hospital and the pediatric outpatient center. He was also the Medical Director or the Grants and Research for the System and oversaw the pediatric residency program. At Atlantic, he was awarded the Augusta Stone Award from the Morristown Health Foundation for his work on philanthropy.
Dr. Feld has served on Board of Directors of the Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey for the past decade. He is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and oversees the Professional Advisory Committee for the Board. He also served as a Board member of the Holding Company for Horizon. He has also been on the Board of Directors of the NASCAR Foundation and the Randolph Community Foundtion..
Over his academic career, he has been Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, UNDNJ Newark School of Medicine, University of North Carolina’s at Chapel Hill and Florida International University School of Medicine. His main area of research was kidney disease and diabetes. He has edited a number of books for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the monograph on Pediatric Quality for Pediatric Clinics of North America. He designed the AAP New York/ New Jersey Pediatric Board Review Course, the Southeast Pediatric Board Review Course and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Board Review Course.
Dr. Feld received his MD and PhD from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, his pediatric training at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/ Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in pediatric nephrology and his Masters in Medical Management (MMM) from Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. He is also a Certified Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Feld has been a recognized leader in developing physician organizations, children’s hospitals, improving the quality of outpatient and inpatient care, initiating patient experience programs, expanding medical education residency programs, implementing telemedicine and information systems, developing strategy, and managing financial operations. He develops strong collaborative relationships, works as a system innovative leader, and understands the importance of brand-equity.
Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School of Management, Master in Medical Management (MMM) American Col Physician Executives/ Carnegie Mellon University, Certification Medical Management Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Fellow, Pediatric Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Resident, Pediatrics 1981 State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, M.D., Ph.D.(Pathology) 1979 State University of New York at Binghamton, Biochemistry, B.S.
Board Certified, Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology Certified – Physician Executive in Medical Management Licensed: New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina