Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to welcome David C. Leopold, M.D. as the Medical Director for Integrative Health & Medicine. Dr. Leopold specializes in integrative pain management, lifestyle medicine, and integrative cancer care. Before joining Hackensack Meridian Health, he served as Director of Health & Wellness and Integrative Cancer Survivorship Services and as the Director of Integrative Medical Education at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California.
As Medical Director for Integrative Health & Medicine, Dr. Leopold will provide direct patient care and clinical direction for Integrative Health & Medicine services. He will develop clinical education in integrative health and medicine for healthcare professionals. He will also cultivate opportunities for research and implement strategic initiatives that ensure successful outcomes and sustainability.
“We are excited for Dr. Leopold to join our team as Medical Director,” says Lori Knutson, Administrative Director, Integrative Health & Medicine. “His experience will bring clinical expertise that will broaden our capacity of services and facilitate partnerships with physicians.”
Dr. Leopold completed his medical internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in integrative pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Bravewell Scholarship for Integrative Medicine and completed the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.
Dr. Leopold is a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a certified medical acupuncturist and has advanced training in non-pharmacological treatment of pain and diseases, including natural supplements, food as medicine, and mind-body medicine.
ABOUT Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.
For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.