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Dr. Mark Leondires Infertility Doctor in CT Shares His Personal Story Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on August 15th, 2016

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Dr. Mark Leondires Infertility Doctor in CT Shares His Personal Story

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Top Infertility Doctor CT Dr. Mark LeondiresDo you know who we are?

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is among the largest and most comprehensive infertility programs in the northeast region. Our fertility practice consists of five board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists. And that's just the beginning.

RMACT is dedicated to treating each and every individual who comes to our practice seeking to build their family, with respect and dignity. This dedication starts from our Medical Director and Partner, Dr. Mark P. Leondires.

Meet Infertility Doctor Dr. Mark Leondires

Infertility Doctor CT | Dr. Mark LeondiresJust like each of you have your own individual story and journey, so does each of the professionals at RMACT.  Each RMACT team member is carefully selected and trained to support the practice's dedication to scientific and medical excellence. In addition, all support programs are designed to help you have an experience that is empowering and positive.

It all starts from a dream. It was Dr. Leondires' dream to develop and maintain a fertility program that would treat a patient like a whole person- not a walking infertility diagnosis. One of his favorite words? Hope.

Read more to hear about this unique and committed RMACT member and why we think he's so special.

Dr. Leondires' own family building story started years ago. He shares here how he became a parent.

“I understand that there are many different pathways to parenthood,” says Dr. Leondires. “My own journey took time to develop as it was a delicate balance between my professional and personal life. As any LGBT person knows, we always have concerns about acceptance. Legally married in the state of Connecticut to my husband and going through the process of choosing an egg donor, working with a wonderful gestational carrier and having my sons has dramatically changed my life and my perspective on family building. It has definitely enhanced the way I treat all my patients, especially my LGBT patients, as I feel strongly that if one desires to have a family the hurdles are surmountable and the joys, boundless. I am proud to help others achieve their family building dreams.

Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist: Infertility Doctor – Connecticut & New York

Dr. Leondires was recently selected for Best Doctors in America, as chosen through a physician peer-review process. Best Doctors in America represents the top five percent of physicians across the country.  He was also voted Top Doc in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 by a peer selected award by Castle Connolly.

Along with numerous teaching and research activities, he has published numerous articles in professional medical journals, as well as abstracts, articles and book chapters. His research interests include IVF, Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), egg donation,elective single embryo transfer (eSET) and reduction in higher-order multiple gestations.

Prior to joining RMACT, Dr. Leondires served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the Combined Federal Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. While under his direction, the ART Program was one of the most successful in the Washington DC area and in the top tenth percentile nationally. During this time he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and clinical faculty for the Combined Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. His professional society memberships include the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Leondires received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and history from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After completion of his training, he fulfilled his military obligation by serving as the ART Director for the largest and most successful program in the military health care system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Along with numerous teaching and research activities, Dr. Leondires has published numerous articles in professional medical journals, as well as abstracts, articles and book chapters.

His research interests include IVF, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, the role of hormones in brain function, and reduction in higher-order multiple gestations.

Contact us to book an appointment with RMACT lead infertility specialist Dr. Leondires in our Connecticut or New York fertility offices.

Dr. Mark Leondires inspires the entire RMACT team to work to their fullest potential for each and every person who enters our offices. He knows that your dream and goal is a baby.

That's his dream and goal for you also. 


About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.