Our Current Faculty

Paul A. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Undergraduate Education
  • Dartmouth College
Graduate Education
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine
Medical School
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Tucson Hospital and Education Program, Inc.
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Research Interests
  • Use of Simulation in Performance Assessment
  • Role of Emotion in Training Clinical Cognition
  • Use of Simulation in Health Care Team Training
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Student Nurse Anesthetist Program, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2003
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Student Nurse Anesthetist Program, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2000
  • Tripos Award for outstanding contribution to the SYBYL Community, 1989
  • ASPET Travel Award, ASPET Meeting, 1988
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association Fellowship, 1986 to 1987
  • B.A. Chemistry [Cum Laude], Dartmouth College, 1983
  • The Chandler T. White 1916 Research Prize, Dartmouth College, 1982 to 1983
  • Third Honors Group, Dartmouth College, 1979 to 1980, 1981 to 1982, 1982 to 1983
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2006 to present
  • Director, Simulation Center, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2006-2012
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 1999-2006
  • Associate, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 1995-1999
  1. Leonard PA, Todd MM: Quantitative Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring: Two Pictures of Unexpected Rocuronium Effect: A Case Report. A A Case Rep 2017 May; aheadofprint

  2. Willemsen-Dunlap A, Leonard PA, Cutkomp JL: Thyroid storm precipitated by stress in an undiagnosed hyperthyroid patient: a simulated medical crisis. Simul Healthc 2011 Jul; 7(1):48-53

  3. Leonard PA, Arunkumar R, Brennan TJ: Bradykinin antagonists have no analgesic effect on incisional pain. Anesth Analg 2004 Sep; 99(4):1166-72, table of contents

  4. Jensen NF, Todd MM, Kramer DJ, Leonard PA, Warner DS: A comparison of the vasodilating effects of halothane and isoflurane on the isolated rabbit basilar artery with and without intact endothelium. Anesthesiology 1992 Apr; 76(4):624-34

  5. Ma SX, Long JP, Flynn JR, Leonard PA, Cannon JG: Dopaminergic structure-activity relationships of 2-aminoindans and cardiovascular action and dopaminergic activity of 4-hydroxy, 5-methyl, 2-di-n-propylaminoindan (RD-211). J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1991 Feb; 256(2):751-6

  6. Cannon JG, True CD, Long JP, Bhatnagar RK, Leonard P, Flynn JR: Introduction of a putative dopaminergic prodrug moiety into a 6,7-substitution pattern characteristic of certain 2-aminotetralin dopaminergic agonists. J Med Chem 1989 Sep; 32(9):2210-4

  7. Cannon JG, Jackson H, Long JP, Leonard P, Bhatnagar RK: 5-HT1A-receptor antagonism: N-alkyl derivatives of (R)-(-)-8,11-dimethoxynoraporphine. J Med Chem 1989 Aug; 32(8):1959-62

  8. Cannon JG, Mohan P, Bojarski J, Long JP, Bhatnagar RK, Leonard PA, Flynn JR, Chatterjee TK: (R)-(-)-10-methyl-11-hydroxyaporphine: a highly selective serotonergic agonist. J Med Chem 1988 Feb; 31(2):313-8

  9. Figge J, Leonard P, Richelson E: Tricyclic antidepressants: potent blockade of histamine H1 receptors of guinea pig ileum. Eur J Pharmacol 1979 Oct; 58(4):479-83