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Dennis deLeon, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs
Associate Chief Medical Officer

Dennis deLeon, MD, joined the Franciscan Health System as vice president for medical affairs and associate chief medical officer in May 2012.

Board-certified in family medicine, he has served in medical staff leadership roles at several organizations, including Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, California, InVivo Health Partners in Tacoma; Mary Bridge Children’s Health Alliance in Tacoma; and the Inland Empire Health Plan, a non-profit Medicaid plan in San Bernardino, California.

Dr. deLeon is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine at Memphis. He completed a residency in family medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

He is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and served on the Council for Ethical Affairs of the California Medical Association.

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