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Leigh Anne Cantrell, MD, MSPH

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology Division: Gynecologic Oncology Title: Associate Professor

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1240 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.9333 | Fax: 434.982.1840


Dr. Leigh Cantrell treats women with gynecologic malignancies, including both surgical treatments and chemotherapy. She is an associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and serves as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology.

Dr. Cantrell completed her undergraduate studies, medical degree, Master of Science in Public Health, residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her fellowship training included extensive training in robotic surgery and her robotic surgery skills were of special interest when she was recruited to join the faculty at UVA in 2010. She serves as chair of the Robotic Surgeon's Group at University Hospital.

As a gynecologic oncologist, the nature of the treatment plans Dr. Cantrell develops for her patients often create a long-lasting patient-physician bond — an element of her role that she finds deeply fulfilling.

Learn more about Dr. Leigh Cantrell (video).

Related Media:

NBC29 House Call - Dr. Cantrell on Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


  • 2013-2018 Best Doctors in America® List


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