The VICC.ORG Investigator Directory

Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Assistant Director, Educator Development Program
Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
VICC Member
Medical Oncologist

Patient Contact Information:


Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-7415
Phone: 615-936-8422 or 1-877-936-8422
Fax: 615-343-8668

Healthcare Provider Contact Information:

2220 Pierce Avenue
777 Preston Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232-6307
Fax: 615-343-7602


Dr. Horn received her Honors Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto where she also attended medical school and trained in internal medicine and medical oncology. She completed a sub-specialty fellowship in Thoracic Oncology at Vanderbilt University. Her fellowship was funded by an award from the Canadian Association of Medical Oncology.  Dr. Horn is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

Dr Horn's clinical practice focuses primarily on the care of patients with lung cancer. She is the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.  Her research interests include experimental therapeutics and medical education. Her work was recently recognized with a VICC Impact award for her research contributions made to the Cancer Center.

Dr. Horn is currently completing a Masters in Health Professional Education through the University of Illinois Chicago and has a cross appointment to the Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine where she is the Assistant Director of the Educator Development Program (EDP) at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Horn is Principal Investigator on several lung cancer clinical trials and educational projects. She has published over 30 papers and book chapters including original papers, reviews and the recent chapter on "neoplasms of the Lung" in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th edition. She is an active member in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.



  • 1992-1996 Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction
    Pharmacology, University of Toronto
  • 1996-1998 Masters of Science
    Pharmacology, University of Toronto
  • 1998-2002 Doctor of Medicine with Honours
    University of Toronto
  • 2002-2005 Postgraduate training Internal Medicine
    University of Toronto
  • 2005-2008 Postgraduate training Medical Oncology
    University of Toronto
  • 2008-2009 Thoracic Oncology Fellow
    Vanderbilt University
  • 2008-present Masters in Health Professional Education
    University of Illinois

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