Faculty A-Z

Jennifer Leonard

Associate Professor MD – Memorial University 2001, Certificate in Medical Teaching – Memorial University 2015

Medicine Gastroenterology



HSC, Room 2J729

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?

Practicing in St. John’s means I can stay near to my family while having a unique Hepatology practice. It allows me to provide liver transplant care locally so residents of the province do not need to travel elsewhere so often.


MD – Memorial University 2001
Certificate in Medical Teaching – Memorial University 2015


Internal Medicine – Memorial University 2004
Gastroenterology – McMaster University 2006
Transplant Hepatology – Mayo Clinic Rochester 2007

Research/Teaching Summary:

Teaching has been one of the most rewarding parts of my job. I have been involved at all levels including undergraduate and postgraduate. I have a particular interest in the Clerkship phase of the medical school curriculum. I have also been involved in development of simulation-based teaching for the Internal Medicine Residents.


Faisal N, Bilodeau M, Aljudaibi B, Hirsch G, Yoshida EM, Hussaini T, Ghali MP, Congly SE, Ma MM, Leonard J, Cooper C, Peltekian K, Renner EL, Lilly LB. Sofosbuvir-Based Antiviral Therapy Is Highly Effective In Recurrent Hepatitis C in Liver Transplant Recipients: Canadian Multicenter "Real-Life" Experience. Transplantation. 2016 Mar 4. PMID: 26950722

Boland P, Leonard J, Saunders M, Bursey F. Familial idiopathic small-bowel and colonic varices in three siblings. Endo. 2014; 46:893-897.

Khan R, Rudkin P, Grewal K, Leonard J, Hamodat M, Hutchinson J, Daley P. Cytomegalovirus colitis following azacitidine therapy. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2011;22(3):e21-23.

Leonard J, Heimbach JK, Malinchoc M, Watt K, Charlton M. The impact of obesity on long-term outcomes in liver transplant recipients – results of the NIDDK liver transplant database. Am J Transplant. 2008 Mar;8(3):667-72.

Leonard J, Marshall J, Moayyedi P. Systematic Review of the Risk of Enteric Infection in Patients Taking Acid Suppression. Am J Gastroenterol 2007;102(9):2047-56.