About Dr. Mark Leondires
From the beginning, as one of four children born to his Greek-immigrant parents, Dr. Leondires’s environment has infiltrated and shaped the person he would become. In his early years, Dr. Leondires was raised with a prideful interest of ancient history and architecture, rooted in Greek contributions. This eventually led to a dual major in history and biochemistry at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. While these subjects seem to be unrelated, they represent Dr. Leondires’s dual soul, a Greek philosophy that recognizes the complimenting differences within one person.
His freshmen year of college was interrupted when Dr. Leondires’s father suffered a heart attack. Caring for his father inspired Dr. Leondires to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) and later to enroll in the premed collegian track.
After his undergraduate years, Dr. Leondires went to Harvard University to study angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessel formation. This appealed to his desire to study complex science, and he continued as an EMT to work as an EMT. The latter met his needs to combine science and working with people. Eventually he went to medical school at University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, where he was able to combine his interests in science, helping people, and, of course, fixing things.
Dr. Leonidres 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.
As a resident Dr. Leondires experienced a range of specialties. Initially he was most interested in the pediatrics rotation, but in the last week he worked with reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. To his surprise, this spoke to him and pointed him in his path to become a fertility specialist.