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Leonard Achan
Chief Innovation Officer at Hospital for Special Surgery


Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP, is a healthcare executive, entrepreneur and artist. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in NYC. Mr. Achan has over 20 years of executive and academic healthcare leadership experience in a variety of roles spanning clinical, operational, digital, strategic communications, branding, venture and business development. Prior to joining HSS, he served as the Chief Communications Officer and Access Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System while concurrently serving as Senior Associate Dean for Global Communications, Branding and Reputation at the Icahn School of Medicine. Mr. Achan is also co-founder and Chairman of Quality Reviews, Inc. and serves on boards of private and nonprofit organizations, including appointments to the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University, Federation of Organizations, and The Hagedorn Little Village School in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

Leonard Achan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Adelphi University, a Master’s Degree and his Nurse Practitioner certification from New York University, Post Master’s certification in Administration from Villanova University, and he is also an alumni and Fellow of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Achan shares his wealth of knowledge locally and abroad as a lecturer and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Adelphi University School of Business, Columbia Business School as well as internationally as adjunct faculty at the City University of Hong Kong, the University of Macau, the University of San Carlos and was recently made an Honorary Senior Naval Professor in the Philippines. In his private life, he is a contemporary artist, is married with two children and resides in Nassau County, NY.

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