Dr. Lorri Leard received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her M.D. from the University of California San Diego. After completing her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, she came to the University of California San Francisco for her Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. She completed an additional subspecialty fellowship in Lung Transplantation at the University of California San Francisco and joined the faculty in 2006. She pursued further training in medical education in the UCSF Teaching Scholars program and was selected to join the Academy of Medical Educators in 2011.
Dr. Leard is Vice Chief of Clinical Operations for the UCSF Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine and a Coach for UCSF medical students. Her major academic interests include Medical Education, Lung Transplantation and Lung Cancer. She cares for patients on the Advanced Lung Disease Service at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospital, and sees patients at the Mt. Zion Comprehensive Cancer Center.
She is a past president of the California Thoracic Society. She serves on Item Review Committees for the National Board of Medical Educators and is an Editorial Board Consultant for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.