SCHERLY LEON, MD is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. In June 2016, she completed
Nephrology Fellowship at State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
She received her medical degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her
residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Queens. She also holds a Master of Science in
Biomedical Science from Barry University.
As a Haitian immigrant who was brought to the United States at a young age, Dr. Leon is strongly
passionate about patient education, health advocacy, public policy, and health disparities among
disenfranchised populations. Dr. Leon is active in several professional and community organizations.
She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and
Women in Nephrology.. She served on the policy board of the American Society of Nephrology as an
intern, allowing her to engage with members of Congress and other high level stakeholders in her
capacity as a policy fellow. She currently is on the ASN Media and Communications Committee.
Dr. Leon was a member of the 2015 inaugural class of the Nephrology Social Media Collective Internship
with the Nephrology Journal Club and is honored to be part of this innovative group. Recognizing that
technology can serve as a tool that either includes or excludes disadvantaged populations, Dr. Leon uses
platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to disseminate information on the issues she is passionate about
as well as to network with like-minded professionals. Her perspective is often sought after on these online
mediums. She actively engages with the #LupusChat Online Community. In 2015, Marie Ennis-O’Connor,
Digital Media Strategist and Social Media consultant, highlighted her as a “Doctor to Follow” and in April
2017 as “Nephrologists” on Twitter.
Dr. Leon enjoys being a part of meaningful connections brought about by mentoring, encouraging others
to achieve their goals. She also loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.