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 and Division Chief of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology and she is the Director, Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Late Effects Program at the Children’s Hospital Coloarado. 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.
Prior to joining Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Appiah served at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute where she was co-director and founder of the Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Health Program. Through the program, Dr. Appiah collaborated with oncologists and reproductive specialists to provide fertility preservation services and comprehensive reproductive care to adolescents and young adults with cancer diagnoses. The role involved 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 lead the development of the Adolescent and Young Adult Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Program and cared 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).