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Cynthia Leipold, FNPc

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care



Cynthia (Cindy) Leipold is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with Emory Healthcare since 2009.  She received a Diploma in Nursing at West Penn Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh in 1977 and returned to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1984 at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, PA.  She is a graduate of the Masters of Nursing (MN) program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, with a specialty in Adult Health-Critical Care, in 1988.  Later, Cynthia returned to school at Georgia State University, where she obtained a post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2006. 

Ms. Leipold is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by both the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Additionally, she is an Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) by the National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses.

Cynthia was awarded a Woodruff Fellowship during her attendance at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. 

Her interest in Palliative Care is the result of many years of critical care experience, as well as a profound interest in ethics.  She has been actively involved in Ethics Committees at various institutions for over 20 years, and was a member of the founding committee for the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia. 

Cynthia was previously on the faculty at Clayton State College (now Clayton College & State University) (1992- 1994).  She has extensive speaking experience on a variety of topics. 

Ms. Leipold has served in a variety of leadership positions in professional organizations; most recently, she has been serving as the President of the Atlanta Area United Advance Practice Registered Nurses.    Runners will also recognize her from her service in aiding runners with health issues at the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon, where she started as a volunteer & eventually assumed leadership for the Medical Team, sitting on the Executive Committee for each of these races. 

Cynthia’s hobbies include traveling, reading & bicycling.