Interview with Dr. Christopher Leonard and John Sory

The latest telemedicine-supported specialty, wound care, is becoming more popular. Today we hear from two leaders from a company that helped integrate telemedicine with this growing medical field.

Vohra Wound Physicians is the largest physician wound management group in the US, delivering over a million patient encounters per year. 

For today's interview, I bring two guests to the podcast to discuss this important topic. They are Dr. Christopher Leonard, the Chief Information Officer for Vohra, and John Sory, its President.

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We met Dr. Christopher Leonard when he was first interviewed for the podcast over a year ago. Chris talked about his career journey and informatics over two episodes: No. 91 and 92.


Chris is a general surgeon who became interested in wound care many years ago. He joined Vohra in 2009 as a physician in the field, and became Director of Informatics in 2010, and Chief Information Officer in 2015. Dr. Leonard is responsible for the strategic design of the company’s healthcare technology. He brings his creative vision to support Vohra’s mission in the continuous improvement of its novel healthcare delivery model.

The President of the company, John Sory, is also on today’s show. He provides background and encourages you to consider applying to work with the company because it is expanding and recruiting physicians.

John has been an integral part of Vohra since March 2018 and brings 25 years of extensive expertise in healthcare management. Today, he is responsible for managing Vohra’s core operations and key strategic initiatives as he promotes wound care as the latest telemedicine-supported specialty.

Formerly, he served as the Chief Executive, UHealth Regional Alliance for the University of Miami Health System. Prior to that role, he led Pfizer Health Solutions (PHS), a wholly-owned, global subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. PHS developed and sold health information technologies, designed employer-based health services, and operated risk-based population health programs across the U.S. and Europe.

Latest Telemedicine-Supported Specialty

Chris and John described how Vohra has expanded and continuously improved its wound care services.

They explained how wound care physicians work and how telemedicine supports what they do. They also shared why taking on such a role can be very rewarding. And as an organization with extensive physician leadership, Vohra is more responsive to the doctors' needs than other employers might be.

In reality, we're really on the cutting edge.. and we're doing something no one has done before… it's definitely rewarding in that way. A lot of the clincians end up doing a lot of things they never thought they would get a chance to do. – Dr. Christopher Leonard

Vohra physicians are wound care experts: each completes an extensive wound care fellowship. And each contributes to the company’s interdisciplinary approach to advancing the science of wound care. By working with Vohra, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies benefit from a team of professionals striving to provide improved outcomes at the utmost value.


Vohra is an interesting company that identified a problem and developed a solution marrying capable physicians with technology. It is currently in a growth phase and needs more physicians to join its team. Its services have helped to make wound care the latest telemedicine-supported specialty that became essential during the COVID pandemic.

And It offers physicians a nontraditional clinical career with more freedom and a better lifestyle. In a future episode, I hope to highlight another telemedicine-supported specialty similar to wound care.

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