Dr. Leanne Tran (JD, MD) is the Managing Research Counsel, Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Liaison and Head of the Health Law, Innovation and Policy Lab at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System. Dr. Tran is a health lawyer with over twenty years combined experience in the health and legal sectors. Prior to joining Sinai Health System, Dr. Tran worked at a global law firm, a health law boutique, a medical device company, and in-house at two Toronto teaching and research hospitals and at a Canadian financial institution in the Intellectual Property Group, General Counsel’s Department. She is also Principal at JD MD Solutions, offering services at the interface of law, medicine, science, and research. At JD MD Solutions, Dr. Tran was counsel, consultant, and advisor to health sector clients, clinician researcher entrepreneurs, and medical malpractice/personal injury/product liability/class action law firms. She not only has expertise in contracting, regulatory, commercialization, data security and privacy matters, but also has experience in medical and scientific due diligence, governance, systems review, process improvement, policy, quality assurance and risk management.

Dr. Tran sits on several boards of non-profit health care organizations and was on the Editorial Board of and a peer reviewer for the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). She has taught courses and workshops at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Tran has also conducted clinical research and quality improvement projects at several academic hospitals and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space Center, and Wyle Laboratories. She has received research grant funding from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

Dr. Tran has written and spoken extensively on medical and legal matters in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has published numerous papers and a book titled “Canadian Health Information: A Practical Legal and Risk Management Guide”. Dr. Tran is currently writing several other medical-legal books to be published in 2021-2024.