Speaker's Biography:

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld is deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, in charge of the Cancer Control Science Department. The department produces the society's guidelines for prevention and early detection of cancer, including the roles of nutrition and physical activity. A board-certified oncologist and internist who was a practicing physician for more than 19 years, Lichtenfeld is active in several state and national medical organizations and advisory committees. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia. His postgraduate training was at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins and the National Cancer Institute in Baltimore. Lichtenfeld has received several awards in recognition of his efforts on behalf of his colleagues and professional activities. He has been designated a master of the American College of Physicians in acknowledgement of his contributions to internal medicine.

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