Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, specializing in Gynecology
Vermont Gynecology is delighted to welcome the newest member of our clinical team, Dr. Kathryn Leopold, whose clinical schedules are open starting mid-November 2023!
Dr. Leopold enjoys all aspects of gynecologic care and cares for patients of all ages. She has special interest and expertise in vulvovaginal disorders, menopause, bleeding problems, geriatric care, and pediatric gynecology. She views surgery as a ‘last resort’ but when required, she is committed to the minimally invasive vaginal and laparoscopic surgical approaches.
Following completion of her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, with a stint at Maynooth College in Ireland, Dr. Leopold remained at the University of Connecticut for Medical School. After completing her residency at the University of Michigan, she joined the faculty at Albany Medical College where she was quickly promoted to the head of the Division of General Gynecology and Obstetrics and was the recipient of several teaching awards. With the goal of focusing on raising her young children and having more time for direct patient care, she eventually left Albany Medical Center and joined Women’s Care in Saratoga Springs, New York. She became an owner in 2008 and served as President of the practice for over 10 years.
Feeling ready to focus exclusively on gynecology led Dr Leopold to seek a gyn-only practice opportunity in 2023. She was thrilled to find a group of skilled gynecologists with the same mission focused values about patient care in the team at Vermont Gynecology. It seemed like fate because Dr. Leopold and her husband have spent significant time pursuing their outdoor interests in Vermont and because her husband’s family lives in Vermont.
Dr Leopold’s life experiences as a waitress, bartender, dishwasher, mother, daughter, aunt, caregiver, and friend combine with her training, travel experiences and work for the Indian Health Service help her to appreciate the amazingly varied way that patients approach life generally and their medical care in particular. Dr Leopold believes that patients are best treated as the key decision makers in their own care. She embraces her role of teaching patients about their bodies and options so that they can make the best choices in their treatment.
In her free time, Dr Leopold loves reading, connecting with family and friends, and doing just about anything outdoors – particularly hiking, cycling, skiing (a former member of National Ski Patrol), and gardening. With her move to Vermont, she ventures to Charlotte with her husband, Kevin, and her mother, Mo, as well as her Husky (Obi), her German Shepherd (Atticus) and her cat, (Ziggy Stardust). During the transition from NY to VT she is giving her dairy goats and honeybees to her friends – for now.