After his undergraduate years, Dr. Leondires went to Harvard University to study angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessel formation. This appealed to his desire to study complex science, and he continued to work as an EMT. The latter met his needs to combine science and working with people. Eventually he went to medical school at University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, where he was able to combine his interests in science, helping people, and, of course, fixing things.
Dr. Leondires completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
As a resident Dr. Leondires experienced a range of specialties. Initially, he was most interested in the pediatrics rotation, but in the last week he worked with a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. To his surprise, this spoke to him and pointed him in his path to become a fertility specialist.