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Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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My Biography & Research


As a pediatric gynecologist, I have a special interest in the health of girls and young women. I specialize in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, congenital reproductive abnormalities and pelvic surgical reconstruction. I care for patients with bleeding disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and other gynecologic concerns.

I enjoy caring for and empowering girls. My work focuses on optimizing their quality of life and improving their reproductive and fertility outcomes. My approach involves treating patients and families the way I would want my kids and family to be treated. I cherish the long-term relationships I have with patients and families.

In my practice, I prioritize education as an integral part of care. Patients and families who understand the risks and benefits of healthcare are more inclined to actively participate in developing the plan of care. Our team is dedicated and knowledgeable, and they are strong partners in the care of girls and young women. We share mutual goals and respect, and we aim for the very best outcomes for our patients.

In my research, I am trying to gain a better appreciation for the long-term outcomes of the care we provide for infants, girls and teenagers — especially those relating to reproductive outcomes.

When I have free time, I love to travel, spend time with my family and run for stress relief. I look for the positive in every day!

Clinical Interests

Female genital anomalies; young women with bleeding disorders; reproductive outcomes after treatment for cancer

Research Interests

Outcomes after surgical treatment of genital anomalies; management of young women with bleeding disorders

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Colorectal Disorders, Fanconi Anemia, Adolescent Medicine, Differences of Sex Development, Gynecology, Fertility Preservation, Brain Tumor, Leukemia, Gynecology

Blog Posts

COVID-19 School Study in JAMA Tops Most-Shared Findings From July 2020

Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

COVID-19 School Study in JAMA Tops Most-Shared Findings From July 2020

Lesley L. Breech, MD, Katherine A. Auger, MD, MSc ...8/11/2020

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation


Ovarian tissue cryopreservation

Lesley L. Breech, MD, Ken Tegtmeyer, MD ...7/3/2019

Puberty in Girls: Conversation Starters for Parents

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Puberty in Girls: Conversation Starters for Parents

By Lesley Breech, MD6/19/2017

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My Education

MD: Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 1994.

Residency: Ob / Gyn, Washington University, St Louis, MO, 1998.

Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2000.

Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000.

My Publications

Normative values for ultrasound measurements of the female pelvic organs throughout childhood and adolescence. Gilligan, LA; Trout, AT; Schuster, JG; Schwartz, BI; Breech, LL; Zhang, B; Towbin, AJ. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:1042-1050.

Vomiting and Dehydration in a 2-Year-Old. Edmunds, K; Gurria, J; Koberlein, G; Zamor, R; Breech, L; Shah, K; Hariharan, S. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20180504-e20180504.

Menstrual, Sexual, and Obstetrical Outcomes after Vaginal Replacement for Vaginal Atresia Associated with Anorectal Malformation. Skerritt, C; Vilanova Sanchez, A; Lane, VA; Wood, RJ; Hewitt, GD; Breech, LL; Levitt, M. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 27:495-502.

Evaluation and management of vaginoplasty complications. Oelschlager, AA; Kirby, A; Breech, L. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017; 29:316-321.

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. Gravholt, CH; Andersen, NH; Conway, GS; Dekkers, OM; Geffner, ME; Klein, KO; Lin, AE; Mauras, N; Quigley, CA; Rubin, K; et al. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2017; 177:G1-G70.

Gynecologic concerns in patients with cloacal anomaly. Breech, L. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2016; 25:90-95.