Dr. Leanne Ward is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa where she holds a Tier 1 Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Disorders. Dr. Ward is also cross-appointed to the Department of Surgery given strong clinical and research ties to the Division of Orthopedics. She is the Scientific Director of The Ottawa Pediatric Bone Health Research Group, The Medical Director of the Pediatric Genetic and Metabolic Bone Disease Clinical Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and a pediatric endocrinologist in the CHEO Division of Endocrinology. In 2014, she founded The Canadian Consortium for Children’s Bone Health, a national, multi-disciplinary network of clinicians and scientists that fosters health professional education and research in childhood-onset bone disorders (bonescanada.org). She is also a Steering Committee Member of the International Conference on Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH).