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Published on May 27, 2021

Leschber Named Chief Medical Officer at Cone Health 

Her tasks include continually improving the quality and safety of medical care.  


Dr. Valerie Leschber, has been named chief medical officer and senior vice president at Cone Health. In this role, Leschber will help establish process and goals to guide Cone Health to ever higher levels of health care quality. Besides setting the stage for continuous improvement, she will be responsible for keeping the organization in constant compliance for regulatory review. Leschber also leads efforts for recruiting doctors and advanced practice providers.  Dr. Valerie Leschber 

Most recently, Leschber served as Cone Health’s chief medical information officer. “Valerie has the perfect mix of hospital, community and digital care to lead our organization into the future,” says Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, chief operating officer, Cone Health. “Her knowledge and experience make her well-suited to create the best, safest, most affordable and accessible health care system possible.”   

Leschber joined Cone Health in 2003, She was division chief for LeBauer Primary Care, where she was also a practicing physician.   

Leschber completed the GE Fellowship Program of the Health Management Academy’s CMO Forum and the Center for Creative Leadership’s Physician Leadership Academy.   

Leschber earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and will earn her MHA this summer from the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana.