Cody Legler

Cody Legler (no photo)

Adjunct - Nursing

Academic Credentials



Dr. Legler earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and his Master of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  His clinical areas of expertise include perioperative services, intensive care, home health, case management and internal medicine.  Dr. Legler has served in a variety of nursing leadership roles at Medstar Health, including Senior Director of Nursing.  He has also served as the System Chief Clinical Officer at LivHOME, a nationwide home care and care management organization.  In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Legler has held an adjunct medical-surgical clinical faculty position at Marymount University and also holds a Professorial Lecturer position at The George Washington University.  Dr. Legler volunteers as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in a Federally-Qualified Health Center that offers free clinic services.  Legler is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Organization of  Nurse Leaders (AONL), the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  He is board-certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced, Clinical Nurse Leader and an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Other Information

Teaching Area

Nursing Leadership, Ethics in Healthcare, Health Care Policy, Health Care Quality

Research Interests

Nursing Leadership


STOP-Bang Assessment and Postoperative Outcomes

Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages 330-337