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Gynecologist & Surgeon in San Francisco, CA

Leslie Kardos, MD

Medical Training and Experience

A native San Franciscan, Dr. Leslie Kardos has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over twenty years. She completed her undergraduate degree in French and Physiology at UC Berkeley. She then moved to Boston and received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kardos did her residency training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. During this time she completed a course in advanced laparoscopy and was appointed administrative chief resident.

Dr. Kardos has become one of the leading gynecological surgeons in the Bay Area. She specializes in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Her goal is to offer minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.

Teaching and Instruction of other Doctors

Dr. Leslie Kardos is a clinical instructor at UCSF Medical School where she is involved in teaching students and residents. At UCSF she is also responsible for training fourth year residents in robotic surgery.

Since 2008, Dr. Kardos is an official proctor for Intuitive Surgical da Vinci minimally invasive robotic procedures. With completion of more than 1,000 robotic GYN surgical cases and over 100 cases using single site, Dr. Kardos has done more procedures than the majority of surgeons performing da Vinci Surgery today. With this experience, other surgeons refer their patients to her, ask her to help them do procedures or teach them how to do procedures in their own hospitals

Appointments and Professional Memberships

Dr. Kardos is Chief of Gynecology and Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center. There she serves on the Medical Executive and New Technology Committees.

She is an active member of the San Francisco Gyn Society, San Francisco Medical Society, SRS (Society of Robotic Surgery), AAGL and Society for Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Family and Interests

Leslie is the mother of two girls. She enjoys dancing, skiing, jewelry making and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Leslie Kardos, MD

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Medical School
Tufts Medical School
Boston, MA 1986-1990

Internship & Residency
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 1990-1994

Fellowship
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

Special Procedures & Techniques
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Robotic-Assisted Surgery

AAGL-center of excellence

SRC Seal Minimally Invasive Gynecology Center of Excellence