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Published on October 16, 2018

Dereck DeLeon, MD, Named Chief Academic Officer

He will work with Cone Health and Greensboro Area Health Education Center in this role.

Dereck DeLeon, MD, has been named chief academic officer for Cone Health. In this new role, he will lead Cone Health’s medical residency and fellowship programs. He will also have responsibility for research and the Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC). 

Dereck DeLeonDr. Dereck DeLeon

“During my career, education, patient-centered care and building communities have been my passions,” said DeLeon. “Both Cone Health and Greensboro AHEC are keenly focused on these tenets. Cone Health has so much to offer our students and residents in terms of depth and breadth of experiences in the different medical specialties, physician knowledge and our focus on quality and service.”

DeLeon comes to Greensboro from Kaiser Permanente San Diego, where he served as the program director of family medicine. He was honored this year by the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation as the Barbara Harris Award Winner for Educational Excellence.

DeLeon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Washington. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad del Caribe de Cayey in Puerto Rico. DeLeon completed the Loma Linda University Family Medicine Residency at Riverside County Hospital in Riverside, California.


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