Dr. Leah Bressler was raised in Clinton, North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics before attending UNC Chapel Hill as a Morehead scholar. She then received her MD from Harvard Medical School, where she was the recipient of the Joseph B. Martin Leadership and Public Service Scholar awards. After receiving her Masters in Public Health at Harvard, she moved to Chicago to complete Obstetrics & Gynecology training at Northwestern University where she was chief resident of education. Dr. Bressler then returned to North Carolina for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility here at UNC Chapel Hill. After completing her training she is very excited to return to UNC as an attending physician.
Dr. Bressler serves as Director of the UNC Fertility Preservation Program, Assistant Fellowship Program Director, and UNC ObGyn Residency Rotation Director. Dr. Bressler is also a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Reproductive Investigation. She has first author publications in the top REI journals: Human Reproduction, Fertility & Sterility, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has presented research at major REI academic meetings since 2012.
Dr. Bressler has a special interest and expertise in the following areas:
- The impact of lifestyle & environment on fertility
- Uterine factor infertility
- Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing)
- Ovulatory infertility including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Optimizing IVF outcomes
- Fertility Preservation, including trans and non-binary care