Leslie Appiah, MD, is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist with fellowship training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and expertise in Oncofertility. She is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a member of the Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Appiah attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and completed residency at the Sinai Medical Center of Baltimore, MD. Dr. Appiah subsequently completed a research fellowship in reproductive genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, a clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital and is an American Society for Reproductive Medicine Clinical Research/Scientist Training (CREST) Scholar.
Dr. Appiah serves at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute where she is co-director and founder of the Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Health Program. Through the program, Dr. Appiah collaborates with oncologists and reproductive specialists to provide fertility preservation services and comprehensive reproductive care to adolescents and young adults with cancer diagnoses. The role involves serving as principal investigator of sponsored and investigator-initiated research protocols in addition to participating in Children’s Oncology Group protocols. At Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Appiah leads the development of the Adolescent and Young Adult Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Program and cares for children and young girls with disorders of the female reproductive tract.
At the national level Dr. Appiah is chair and co-founder of the Pediatric Initiative Network of the Oncofertility Consortium and serves on the Research and Program Committees for the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). She is also chair of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of NASPAG and chair-elect of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).