Nicholas John “Nick” Leonardy, T’81, MD’85, P’08

Perrysburg, Ohio

Nick Leonardy is a vitreoretinal surgeon and president of Retina Vitreous Associates (RVA), one of the largest subspecialty ophthalmic surgery groups in the Midwest. RVA is also a leading clinical trials and clinical research center.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, summa cum laude, and a medical degree from Duke University with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed training in ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Wisconsin.

Nick has served as a faculty member at the Medical College of Ohio and chief of retinology at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has published many articles in peer-reviewed publications.

Nick is very active in his church and community and has served on the board of the Orchard Foundation, a stewardship organization supporting the ministries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He recently has worked with Dutch and American missionaries in Africa to develop and equip clinics for both primary medical care and eye surgery. At Duke Nick has been a medical class agent since 1986 and has served on the Medical Alumni Council since 2004. He currently represents the Medical Alumni Council on the Duke Medicine Board of Visitors.

He lives in Perrysburg, Ohio, with his wife Terri, an artist. They have three children, Emily Thomey Leonardy, T’08, who currently attends Duke Divinity School; John Leonardy, a senior at Swarthmore College; and Ross Leonardy, a senior at St. John’s Jesuit High School.