Joseph Leach, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

As senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) at Prime Therapeutics, Joseph Leach, M.D., is responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise to the enterprise, informing and influencing internal and external stakeholders about Prime’s specialty and total drug management capabilities, contributing to innovation in these capabilities and driving client growth.

Leach, a medical oncologist with University of Minnesota Physicians, joined Prime with more than 20 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and health care leader. Active in clinical research, Leach has held numerous national leadership positions in research, including service on the National Cancer Institute Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee and several roles with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, which was one of the first publicly funded cooperative groups to perform multi-center clinical trials for cancer research.

Prior to joining University of Minnesota Physicians, Leach practiced oncology and held physician leadership roles at Minnesota Oncology in Minneapolis, the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park and St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.

Leach earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He trained in internal medicine and medical oncology at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.