Leslie Appiah, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Obstetrics & GynecologyColumbus, OH

General Gynecology

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    Sinai Hospital of BaltimoreResidency
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolMedicalSchool
  • Baylor UniversityOtherTraining
  • Baylor UniversityOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2012 - 2018
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Excellence in Teaching Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Surgical Award The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2004
  • The Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research 2004
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Adolescent Pelvic Pain: Diagnostic and Management Strategies to Optimize Reproductive Health  
    Appiah Ayensu L, Kemara S, Long A, J Pain Manage, 1/1/2016
  • Variations in internet self-reporting of infertility success statistics in California infertility practices  
    Purdy M, Appiah LA, Harris JA, Clin Obstet Gynecol Reprod Med, 1/1/2015
  • Challenges and considerations in optimizing ovarian stimulation protocols in oncofertility patients  
    Coyne K, Purdy M, O'Leary K, Yaklic J, Lindheim S, Appiah LA, Frontiers in Public Health, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Ovarian tissue cryopreservation procedures: who is in?
    Benoit J, Kruger L, Burns K, Jaworek O, Breech L, Appiah LA, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2015
  • Fertility preservation in children, adolescents, and young adult females.
    Ayensu-Coker, L, CCHMC Adolescent Medicine 50th Anniversary, 1/1/2010
  • Coxckie virus as the cause of vulvar lesions in a premenarchal girl, oral presentation.
    Sanchez J, Ayensu-Coker L, Deitrich J, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 1/1/2008
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  • Contraception and Timing of Conception in Gonadotoxic Therapy 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2017
  • Practical Aspects of Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation in the Pediatric Population 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2017
  • Fertility Preservation in Children - Oncology and Beyond, 
    San Antonio, TX - 1/1/2017
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  • The Lasting Toll of an Eating Disorder: Fertility Issues 
    Anna Medaris Miller, Appiah, LA, US News and World Report
  • Hope for the Future: Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Survivors. 
    Appiah, Leslie Ayensu, Coping Magazine

Press Mentions

  • Fertility After CancerAugust 30, 2019
  • Lexington Physician Plans for Future with Help from UC Oncofertility TeamOctober 20, 2016

Hospital Affiliations