Title: Staff Physician
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Susan LeGrand, Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemotherapy and pain and nausea control.
Dr. LeGrand became involved in her profession because she wanted to have a relationship with patients and clients, and so she looked into studying psychology, sociology, and teaching. It was in the 70s and there weren’t many women attending medical school, but she thought she would give it a try. She was doing an elective in oncology at the VA hospital in Columbia and she suddenly had a moment and realized that this was what she wanted to do. Therefore she decided to go for general oncology which she did for ten years, specializing in breast cancer. Since 1998, she has been a staff physician at the Taussig Cancer Center of the Cleveland Clinic. In previous roles, she served as the Director of Education at the Harry R. Horvitz Center Palliative Medicine from 2003 to 2007, as the Medical Director of the Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic from 1993 to 1998 and as a medical practitioner of medical oncology at Gaston Memorial Hospital from 1988 to 1998.
In her own academic pursuits, Dr. LeGrand earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of South Carolina, cum laude, in 1977. She continued at the institution to receive an MD in 1983. She is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Medical Oncology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. On top of her positions practicing medicine and leading departments, Dr. LeGrand has served on the board of Directors of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in committee roles with GMH. She interned and completed a residency at the University of Texas and held a medical oncology fellowship with the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
In 2015, Dr. LeGrand earned a Leading Physician of the World Award. From 2011 to 2012, she was recognized as a Teacher of the Year. Furthermore, she received the Kornfield/PDIA Fellowship Grant from 2004 to 2006. Throughout her career, she maintained professional affiliation with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Phi Beta Kappa. She has also published 62 peer-reviewed articles, 12 non-peer reviewed publications and contributed to numerous book chapters, abstracts, articles and professional journals. Dr. LeGrand has lectured more than 59 times and presented at over 58 conferences.
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