Joseph Leach, MD

Joseph Leach, MD

Primary Location

Minneapolis Clinic
910 E. 26th Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(612) 884-6300

Physician Introductory Video


Areas of Special Interest

  • Lung Cancer
  • Cancer Research

Philosophy of Care

A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event for not only the patient but their whole family. My role is to partner with you to do everything possible to achieve your goals. At all times, I try to follow the guiding principle of providing the kind of care I would give to my own family member. I am passionate about cancer research because we should all expect and demand better treatments and higher cure rates.

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Richard Horns Award, Outstanding Senior Medical Student, University of MN
  • Young Physician Leader Award, St. Francis Medical Center, 2005
  • Chairman, St. Francis Cancer Committee, 2004 to 2010
  • Director, Oncology Research, Park Nicollet Institute, 2006 to 2010
  • Medical Director, Oncology Research, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, 2010 to present
  • Associate Principal Investigator, Metro MN CCOP, 2006 to present
  • President-Elect, Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology, 2008-2010
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Best Doctors for Women, 2008
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Top Doctors, 2009, 2010


Dr. Leach has been principal investigator on numerous oncology clinical trials and has co-authored a number of academic papers in professional publications, such as the American Journal of Hematology and the Journal of Supportive Oncology. He has also co-authored several studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Chicago International Lung Cancer Conference, and internationally at the European Organization for Research & Treatment of Cancer, Geneva, Switzerland. 


I am married and live in Prior Lake with my wife and two children. When I’m not working I like to run, unsuccessfully seek out fish at our cabin, and get beaten badly by my son in all things Wii. 


St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK


University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)