CPDR and its programs are composed of world-class leaders with diverse perspectives and solid experience. Currently, our leaders identify and and implement the best governance practices and procedures that will be used to help set high standards for research practices and ethics throughout the organization.

The mission of CPDR leadership is to promote the long-term value and set an ethical "tone at the top". To this end, our leadership provides CPDR personnel with strategic guidance, and also ensures that management adopts and implements procedures designed to promote the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and ethics throughout the organization.


David G. McLeod, M.D., J.D.

Founding CPDR Director - 1992-2016

COL David G. McLeod, M.D., J.D., USA (ret) is the Founding Director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research, a congressionally directed medical research program, former Program Director in Urology and Chief of Urologic Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Gregory Chesnut, M.D.

Director of CPDR,
Director Urologic Oncology, Urology Service
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Uniformed Services University