Dr. Joseph Leanza
Project Lead, Kurdistan

Joe Leanza is an emergency medicine physician and global health fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He has volunteered with GRM in Mexico serving migrants at the border, at the Philadelphia International Airport for our Afghan response, and is part of the team developing emergency medicine (EM) in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Joe works with the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine to support EM development in Pakistan and Bangladesh and is interested in the intersection of climate change and emergency medicine. He previously provided needs in both primary care and emergency medicine in the Dominican Republic as well as Uganda.

When he isn't working, you'll find Joe snowboarding, mountain biking, or reading a good book.


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