Dr. Joseph Leanza
Medical Director

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.


We are in Gaza and Ukraine.

Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed and was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine.

Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Pete was the bedrock of GRM, serving as Board President for 4 years. In January, Pete stepped away from GRM to work with Global Outreach Doctors on their Ukraine mission and was killed while rendering aid.

This is a stark reminder of the perils rescue and aid workers face in conflict zones as they serve citizens caught in the crossfire. Pete was just 33 years old, but lived a life in service of others, first as a decorated US Marine and then in humanitarian aid. GRM will strive to honor his legacy and the selfless service he practiced.

We fully support Pete’s family, friends, and colleagues during this devastating time.