Leanne Yanni MD


Undergraduate Degree
The College of William and Mary

Medical School
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

Internal Medicine Residency
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine






  • Palliative Care


Dr. Yanni attended medical school at SUNY Syracuse and completed her training in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as the medical director of Palliative Medicine for Bon Secours Virginia from 2011-2016. Dr. Yanni has published several papers and has been invited to speak at state and national meetings on topics such as pain management, advance care planning, and palliative care. She enjoys writing about her experience with patients and families to support the community’s awareness of palliative care. Dr. Yanni has received several awards, including winning Best Bedside Manner from Our Health Magazine in three of the last four years, and being named a “Top Doc” by Richmond Magazine for eight consecutive years. Under her leadership, the four Bon Secours Richmond hospitals received The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, and awarded the American Hospital Association’s 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End of Life Care. Dr. Yanni is a board member of Honoring Choices Virginia and the Supportive Care Coalition. In her new role as Executive Medical Director of Comprehensive Care, she focuses on advancing the health system’s strategy to support delivering the best possible care to patients and families facing serious illness.